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Pastor's Page 2020-10-04

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/29/20

Dear Parishioners:

  Three readings using the image “vineyard” but each reading has a significantly different focus on the vineyard image. The first reading is focused on the vineyard itself:  it is the vineyard that fails, and Isaiah tells us: the Lord’s vineyard is the house of Israel.  Vatican ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-27

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/25/20

Dear Parishioners: Responding to the call of our American Bishops and our own Archbishop Etienne, our parish community of St. Gabriel is joining with all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Seattle to take up an “emergency collection” this weekend of September 26 & 27 for all people who ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-20

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/14/20

Dear Parishioners: Today’s Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time is the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) serves as a corrective to the false notions of entitlement and merit. The story reflects the socio-economic background of Palestine at the time of Jesus. The parable ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-06

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/03/20

Dear Parishioners: > Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020 < This is a “unique day” to reflect and appreciate the “fruits of labor” from all different areas of the workforce contributing to our everyday life. What an amazing realization of how we are connected together as a society and as ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-09-13

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 9/03/20

Dear Parishioners: Today’s Gospel for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 18: 21-35) addresses the necessity of repentance and repeated forgiveness that are required of those who call themselves Christian. What does it mean to forgive? First of all, forgiveness implies that there is something to forgive. Whether ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-08-23

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 8/18/20

Dear Parishioners:

 

   CONGRATULATION TO THE NEW ABBOT AT ST. MARTIN ABBEY IN LACEY Last Saturday, August 15, the Feast of Assumption, in the Abbatial Mass and Blessing, presided by Archbishop Paul Etienne, Abbot Marion Qui-Thac Nguyen became the ninth Abbot of St. Martin Benedictine Community. Abbot Marion ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-08-09

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 8/03/20

Dear Parishioners: From Exodus, chapter 19, the Lord’s self-revelation to Moses on the same mountain centuries earlier than Elijah in the first reading today, when He entrusted the Ten Commandments to him. The Lord did manifest Himself on that occasion through dramatic means: thunder and lightning, fire and a ... Read More »

Pastor's Pages 2020-08-02

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 7/30/20

Dear Parishioners: We have been reading from Matthew Gospel chapter 13 for last three weekends, the Kingdom of God is compared to a series of parables (Jesus’ favorites preaching stories) and in this 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, it’s continued on to Matthew Gospel chapter 14, this theme seems ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-07-26

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 7/21/20

Dear Parishioners: Please remember to say a prayer for the late Archbishop, Raymond G. Hunthausen, on his Second Anniversary of his death (Archbishop Hunthausen’s funeral was on August 1, 2018 and was buried at St. James Cathedral Crypt.) He was the Archbishop of Seattle from 1975 to 1991. Archbishop ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2020-07-19

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 7/15/20

Dear Parishioners:

**Congratulation Archbishop Paul Etienne on Receiving the Pallium**

The pallium, a special vestment worn around the shoulders by a metropolitan archbishop, represents the archbishop’s responsibility as a shepherd and is a sign of his communion with the Holy See. Each year, the pallia for new or newly-assigned ... Read More »

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