Parish and Fraternal Groups

Cancer Support Group
2013 marked the beginning of a new ministry at our parish, the Cancer Support Group.  The group welcomes patients, family and friends, care givers and others whose lives have been touched by cancer to come and gather in a place of mutual support and friendship.  There is time for sharing, listening and being with others.  The group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month (3rd Thursday in November and December) at 1:30 p.m. in the parish library.  All are welcome and no long-term commitment is required in order to participate.  If your life has been touched by any form of cancer in any way, you are welcome to experience the friendship and support of others who are walking the same path.

 

St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization, leads individuals to join together to offer person-to-person service to the poor and the suffering. And in doing this work, we all enrich our lives spiritually.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The history of the Order shows Father Michael J. McGivney. 

St Anthony Guild
St Anthony Guild s a religious association guided by the Franciscan friars. The St. Anthony's Guild, work among the poor, alienated and homeless, helping in parishes, urban service churches, schools and serving as chaplains in hospitals and other ministries.

Solo Group
We are not a "Singles Club"  but a social Group.    
We attend a monthly meeting, share interests, activities, friendships, travels, and give suggestions on what activities to plan.   We just have fun!  Dues are not required.

Contact: Julie Graham 871-0482            Art Ellis 710-0194

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff in Dublin, Ireland on September 7th 1921. It is now the largest apostolic organization in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world.  It has been active in the United States since 1931 and was endorsed by the second Vatican Council.  The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. Active members meet once a week for prayer, planning and discussion in a family setting.  They do two hours of definite work each week in pairs and under the guidance of their President and in cooperation with the pastor.Auxiliary members help the active members with their Rosary and Tessera Prayers everyday.  These prayers help active members all over the world. The Legion of Mary Group meets every Tuesday in the Library from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The Legion of Mary is open to all registered and baptized Catholics, male and female, from the age of 18 and up, who: a) Faithfully practice their religion, b) Are animated by the desire to fulfill their role in the Church's apostolate through membership in the Legion of Mary. For more information please contact Bill Babic at (360) 710-1599 or email wbabic@usa.net, or Sandy Maes at (360) 871-9442. 

Guam Club of Bremerton and Vicinity
Our organization's purpose is to establish, promote, and pursue the recognition of Chamorro Culture and Traditions within Kitsap County and the state of Washington as American Citizens and Contributing residents. We;
1. Create and foster a spirit of understanding among Chamorro Citizens and our Community.
2. Promote principles of good citizenship and close fellowship.
3. Take active interest in our cultural affairs, keeping and maintaining our Chamorro Traditons within our local community. 
4. Unite our Chamorro members in the bonds of fellowship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
5. Encourage our members to serve the people and our community without financial reward and/or personal recognition.
Membership is 18 years or older, good moral character and of Chamorro ancestry or a spouse of a person of Chamorro ancestry. The Guam Club meets the second Friday of each month in the Community Room at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more information please contact Manual Flores at (360) 874-0565 or email mfloresis@wavecable.com. 

Flores De Mayo
The Flores de Mayo Association is a group of Filipino-American parishioners of St. Gabriel who gather together to preserve and share our culture as a gift to the entire parish community.  The mission of our ministry is to promote the vision of our parish as an inclusive family in a caring faith community, by strengthening the unity among all cultural groups through prayer, hospitality and service, especially in the planning and coordination of 3 important events each year.
The Flores de Mayo (“Flowers of May”) is a Filipino tradition that honors the Virgin Mary in the month of May.  We venerate her because many Filipino Catholics learn more about the faith from their devotion to the Virgin Mary than in any other way.  We pray the rosary for nine days in different homes.  On the 9th day we celebrate at the church with a rosary procession and Mass followed by a reception.
We celebrate the feast of San (Saint”) Lorenzo Ruiz to remember the first Filipino saint, Lorenzo ruiz.  He refused to disown his faith and was made to undergo inhuman tortures.  San Lorenzo chose to die for God.  He was canonized and proclaimed a “saint” on October 18, 1987 in Rome.
Simbang Gabi (“Night Mass”) is a Philippine spiritual tradition of celebrating Advent with evening Masses to heighten the celebration of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ.  We celebrate by attending evening Mass in different parishes, including a Mass and reception at St. Gabriel. For more information please contact Maria Martin at (360) 871-2314.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Group
Is a group of parishioners at St. Gabriel who have a deep love and devotion to our Blessed Mother.  We gather together every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Chapel to pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.  We pray for the intentions of the entire community of St. Gabriel and for the concern of the world.  We also pray for parishioners’ petitions at their request.  Everyone is welcome to join and new members are always needed with this ministry. For more information please contact Maria Martin at (360) 871-2314.

St Gabriel Prayer Group
A community praise and worship group for growth in personal and intercessory prayer for the parish, wider community, and country, as guided by the Holy Spirit. The Prayer Group meets in the Chapel at 9:00 am every Monday. Anyone wishing to expand their prayer life please contact Kathy Haner at (360) 871-2350 or email angel-44@wavecable.com.

 

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