Parish Life and Pastoral Care go hand in hand. We offer the ministry of presence to people of all ages during illness and hospitalization, when life becomes challenging and you need the counsel of a person of faith, or if you are in some sort of spiritual discernment. St. Gabriel's Life Care volunteers are there to help and serve you and those you love.
Lay people and clergy are part of St. Gabriel's Parish Life Pastoral Care Ministries. Feel free to contact Fr. Daniel or the parish administrator to schedule for an appointment or visit.
To request intercessory prayers for yourself or someone you know and/or to have them printed in the bulletin, email email@example.com. An email goes out to the prayer chain that same day.
The St. Gabriel's Men's Ministry, known as the "G-Men," invites you into fellowship!
The G-Men sponsor an annual spiritual and fellowship retreat, volunteer at homeless shelters, provide transportation to parishioners who need help getting to church, volunteer with diverse community organizations, accompany the youth on mission trips, and tinker at the Chapel in the Woods, our outdoor chapel at the corner of Battlefield Parkway and Fort Evans Road in Leesburg.
The G-Men always welcome youth, women, and children to assist in events and projects so that the whole church community can work side by side in service of the Lord.
For more information contact Roy Worrall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join us!
CHILDREN & YOUTH
At Saint Gabriel’s all our children are cherished members of the Body of Christ - the living saints! We take seriously the promise that is made during the service of Holy Baptism - to do all in our power to support our children in their life in Christ. All children and youth are welcome to serve as acolytes, ushers, lay readers, and outreach missioners and evangelizers.
At every Sunday service, the clergy deliver a Children's story based on the Gospel reading for the day. The children gather at the front for the story and then go to classes. They return for the Peace and Eucharist. Child care is provided every Sunday. Sunday School coincides with the school calendar year but child care is provided every Sunday.
All youth are invited to participate in ways they are most comfortable.
FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Families with children that have learning challenges and behavioral issues are not only "welcome" at St. Gabriel's, they are one in the body of Christ; this is a cherished component of our identity of inclusion.
Children with special needs attend Sunday School for their life-long Christian formation and are invited to participate in the liturgical ministries of the congregation including greeting, reading, and serving at the altar as acolytes.
Everyone at St. Gabriel's is encouraged and invited to learn, grow, and serve the needs of other people through our congregational outreach and service. When a person with learning disabilities has a "moment" during one of our worship services, the members of St. Gabriel's will NOT look over their shoulder and glare at them; on the contrary, we strive to embrace, love and support that person and their family members.