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Pastor's Page 2021-03-14

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 3/08/21

Dear Parishioners: Happy Feast of St. Patrick – Celebrating this on March 17 this year help us to finishing up the Lenten Season with great Joy and Hopefulness; everyone can be “Irish for a day”. Happy Feast of St. Joseph – March 19 (In the Year of St. Joseph) ... Read More »

Pastor's Pages 2021-02-28

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 2/24/21

Dear Parishioners: Each year on the Second Sunday of Lent, the gospel reading tells of the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mt. Tabor. But, today's Old Testament and Gospel reading take place on two important biblical mountains— Moriah and Mt. Tabor.  Both readings give us profound insights into our God ... Read More »

Pastor's Pages 2021-02-21

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 2/17/21

Dear St. Gabriel Parishioners: In the Gospel for the first Sunday of Lent, let us begin with Jesus in the desert. Mark’s version of the temptations of Jesus does not mention three temptations, nor does it say that Jesus fasted. Mark's whole focus is on presenting the temptations of ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-02-14

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 2/09/21

Dear Parishioners: Scripture Readings on this Sixth-Sunday in Ordinary Time presents us with the story: Jesus doesn’t follow the norm of avoiding the leper; instead Jesus cures him.  Jesus felt the pain of the leper – was moved with pity – and so Jesus responded by easing the leper’s ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-02-07

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 2/09/21

Dear Parishioners:

  It is a difficult year for “sharing faith through Zoom”, but our Faith Formation process is happening in all levels. This Saturday, February, 6 after the 6:30 PM Mass, the C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), will have a Rite of Welcoming to official present ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-01-31

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 1/30/21

Dear Parishioners: Please support the Northwest Catholic Magazine – the official publication of the Archdiocese of Seattle. Its mission is to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to Catholics in Western Washington, to teach, inspire and form disciples who know the Lord and live their faith to the ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-01-24

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 1/19/21

Dear Parishioners: We begin this Third Week of Ordinary Time, in the first reading from the book of Jonah 3:1-5, God called Jonah and sent him to Nineveh to announce repentance and faith in God or they would all be destroyed. Jonah did as God said and within a ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-01-17

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 1/10/21

Dear Parishioners:  In the Book of Samuel 3:3-10, it’s the call of Samuel and of Andrew and his brother, Simon Peter. First, let us consider the story of Samuel's call -- a dramatic story exemplifying the dynamics of God's call. Eli was old and nearly blind; his time was ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-01-10

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 1/06/21

Dear Parishioners: The Feast of Jesus’ Baptism is the theme for this weekend Masses. With this Feast, we are officially ended the Christmas Season and it will lead us to the beginning of the Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Year.  Through Jesus’ Baptism by John in the muddy waters ... Read More »

Pastor's Page 2021-01-03

Posted by Kurt Lawrence on 1/02/21

Dear St. Gabriel Parishioners: … … HAPPY EPIPHANY … … … … ALLELUIA … … NEW YEAR 2021 … … Just as Christmas (the “Nativity/Birth of Jesus” was the revelation of God to people of Faith Tradition (Mary, Joseph, “Elizabeth-Mary’s relative” … etc …) and to the simple-minded and ... Read More »


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