Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday, December 9th
11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Assumption BVM Church
3:00-4:00 pm | St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother 

Thursday, December 14th
7:00—8:00 pm | Sacred Heart Church

Saturday, December 16th
11:00 am —12:15 pm | Assumption BVM Church
3:00—4:00 pm | St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

Tuesday, December 19th
11:00 am & 7:00 pm | St. Cornelius Church

Thursday, December 21st
7:00-8:00 pm | St. Patrick Church


Christmas Schedule
Saturday, December 23rd
Extended Confessions: 3:00 – 4:00 pm | 4:15 pm Mass

Sunday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)
8:00 am & 10:00 am Sunday Mass
4:00 pm & 6:00 pm Christmas Vigil Mass

Monday, December 25th (Christmas Day)
8:00 am & 10:00 am Mass

Saturday, December 30th
Confessions 3:15 – 4:00 pm | 4:15 pm Mass

Sunday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
8:00 am & 10:00 am Mass

Monday, January 1st (New Year’s Day)
9:00 am Mass (Not a Holy Day of Obligation this year)


Knights of Columbus
“Keep Christ in Christmas” Fundraiser
Pick up for orders will be Saturday, December 9 after 4:15 Mass (5-7PM) and Sunday, December 10 after 8:00 and 10:00 Masses.

PREP Updates:

NEW STUDENTS–Parents of PREP students who are entering the St. Gabriel program for the first time (either homeschool or in-person classes) are asked to provide a copy of their child’s Baptismal certificate at the time of registration and payment.  You can bring the original certificate to the church to be copied or call the parish where the Baptism occurred to request a duplicate to be sent to you directly. Ask for the raised seal of the parish to be embossed on the duplicate copy.  Our registration form asks where your child was baptized; please complete this critical part of the registration form to expedite the documentation process.  We will notify the church of Baptism every time your child receives another sacrament at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother.


FIRST EUCHARIST STUDENTS—There is a $40 Sacrament Fee, in addition to tuition, that can be paid at the time of registration or later in the year.  You may pay online as debit or credit at the time of registrations or submit cash or a check if you have already submitted a registration form.


CONFIRMATION STUDENTS—All Level 7 PREP is done through homeschooling. Please register your child and pay the full registration fee for the number of children who will participate in PREP, as usual.  If your child went to Camp Caritas or another Summer Camp, please submit a copy of the certificate of completion, register for PREP on the website or on the paper application, and pay $90.  (The fee for participation in the five mandatory sessions in February/March is $50 and the Sacrament Fee is $40.)  There are 25 quizzes during the year, so parents can follow the 2023-2024 Scope and Sequence to know which lesson its teach and which interactive quiz to submit to the DRE every week.


TUITION PAYMENT–We ask that the balance of tuition be paid before the first night of PREP to avoid money being transacted on Sept. 11 in the hall.  Last minute registrations and payments can be submitted to the church office during the work day or online anytime.  Sacrament fees do not need to be paid before PREP begins.  Reminders will be sent to particular families later in the year.  Please call Linda Riofski at 610-268-0296 to work out a payment schedule that is mutually agreeable, if the costs are burdensome.


HOMESCHOOLING—Please indicate on the registration form which grade level your child will enroll and if you intend to homeschool your child. Student textbooks, parent/guardian handbooks, and other information will be distributed on the first night of class for those families who notify me in advance.  Students who are homeschooled must hav ether parents submit the results of each week’s interactive quiz as evidence of completed studies.  There are 25 quizzes during the year, so parents can follow the 2023-2024 Scope and Sequence to know which lesson its teach and which interactive quiz to submit to the DRE every week.



Prayer to One’s Guardian Angel for a Happy Hour of Death 
By: St. Charles Borromeo
My good Angel, I know not when or how I shall die. It is possible I may be carried off suddenly and that, before my last sigh, I may be deprived of all intelligence. Yet, how many things I would wish to say to God on the threshold of Eternity. In the full freedom of my will today, I come to charge you to speak for me at that fearful moment. You will say to Him, then, O my good Angel:
That I wish to die in the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church in which all the Saints since Jesus Christ have died, and out of which there is no salvation.
That I ask the grace of sharing in the infinite merits of my Redeemer and that I desire to die in pressing to my lips the Cross that was bathed in His Blood.
That I detest my sins because they displease Him and I ask pardon through the love of Him, for all my enemies as I wish myself to be pardoned. That I die willingly because He orders it and I throw myself with confidence into His adorable Heart, awaiting all His Mercy. That in my inexpressible desire to go to Heaven, I am disposed to suffer everything it may please His Sovereign Justice to inflict on me.
That I love Him before all things, above call things and for His own sake; that I wish and hope to love Him with the Elect, His Angels and the Blessed Mother during all Eternity.
Do not refuse, O my Angel Guardian, to be my interpreter with GOD and to protest to Him that these are my sentiments and my will.