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St. Gabriel the Archangel
32648 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-595-0883 - Office
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Parish Directory of Ministries, Organizations and Committees

These sacristans launder the altar linens.  They follow the strict guidelines handed down by the USCCB regarding the finishing and folding of various items of altar linens.  These sacristans do not need to be extraordinary ministers.  ...

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Altar Servers assist the presider during the celebration of Mass.  This is accomplished through paying close attention to the Liturgy thereby being able to anticipate what they can do to assist the presider as Mass progresses. Altar serving ...

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This group of ministers is responsible for the decorating in the church year around.  Individuals serving in this ministry generally posses a flair for design, flower arranging, etc., because they design layouts and/or purchase and arrange the p...

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Parents of boys face a lot of choices in after-school activities. Boys want to have fun, while parents want them to learn positive values and skills that will last a lifetime. If your son is about to enter sixth grade, Boy Scout Troop 15 may be exact...

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Children's Liturgy of the Word is a special part of the 8:30 AM Sunday liturgy. Children age five and older are invited to hear the Word of God in a version of the Sunday scripture especially prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops an...

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The purpose of the Music Ministry at St. Gabriel’s is to enhance our Eucharistic celebrations with good quality, scriptural, singable music.  We are looking for dedicated adults with some singing experience (8th grade through High School w...

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These sacristans must be EM’s because they are taking care of the altar linen prior to sending it out for laundering and also because they clean vessels or items that have contained one of the sacred species or sacred holy oils.  They also...

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This group meets once a week for about an hour and a half and is responsible for the general cleanup of the church, sacristy, sanctuary, choir area and adoration chapel.  Duties consist of light vacuuming, dusting, oiling of wood furniture, chan...

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Extraordinary Ministers help with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. An EM must be at least 16 years old.  He or she must also demonstrate by his or her way of life their belief in the Divine Presence of our Lord in the sacred s...

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The parish finance committee is appointed to assist the pastor and business manager with stewardship of the financial resources of the parish.  At monthly meetings, the prior month's financials are reviewed... noting problem areas, and chall...

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Our parish sells “gift cards” from over 700 retail business across the U.S. For each card sold, the vendors have agreed to give a percentage back to St. Gabriel’s (the percentages vary from 2% to 25%--each vendor set their own amoun...

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Care and the love of knitting and crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. The Hands of Love Prayer Shawl Ministry is one in which prayer shawls are made ...

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Holy Scrappers meet the first Friday of the month from 7:00 pm to midnight at St. Gabriel and the third Friday of the month at St. Rose. Scrapbooks allow a family’s memories to be passed on for generations. Instead of an old album of pictur...

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Instrumentalists enhance the dynamics of our Music Ministry.  We are looking for players (guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion/drums, other melodic instruments) with a good amount of experience who understand playing in a liturgical setting.&n...

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The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal organization founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney and a group of Catholic men with the goal of providing security for the widows and orphans of parishes. The St. Gabriel the Archangel Counci...

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Lectors proclaim the readings during Mass.  These readings are biblical are do require practice prior to being read at Mass. Those who proclaim God’s word in the liturgy are ministers.  When you answer the call to be a minister of...

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The Word of God is a seed. We have to nurture the ground before the seed can grow and bear fruit within us. Plan to attend one of our parish Little Rock Scripture Studies. There are many options available for you to choose from. This fall we will be ...

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Market on the Move (MOM) is a "Farmers Market" atmosphere that includes local craft and food vendors. St. Gabriel will host this community event the 3rd week of each month from 8am - till food runs out or till 12 noon from Jan -May/June 201...

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Our faith is put into action when we serve others. St. Gabriel’s Meals Ministry provides temporary meals to parishioners who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. We serve parishioners who are sick, recovering from surgery, taking care of...

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Monica’s Circle is a widows’ social ministry. Our group is named after St. Monica, the patron saint for widows. We join together as a group to attend social functions, like taking trips, attending concerts, parish functions, going to lunc...

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end.”  (CCC 2...

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A sacristan works in the background providing the support necessary for any celebration taking place in the church.  These forms of prayer range from the Mass to baptisms, weddings, etc.  Please note that most sacristy duties need to be...

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The purpose of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to fulfill two great commandments—love of God and love of neighbor. Through the financial assistance of parishioners and through the time our Vincentians spend, unselfishly, meeting with thos...

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Ushers welcome all to our celebrations.  They assist with distributing song sheets at the beginning of Mass and the bulletins at the end of Mass. They also assist with seating members of our community and gathering our weekly offering collection...

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Each month the Welcome Committee hosts a Welcome Gathering when parishioners can learn about our parish and parish ministries. Speak with the staff members and ministry leaders of our parish, meet parishioners and get answers to questions pertaining ...

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WINGS is a fellowship of women 18 and older gathered together to build community, generate friendships, enrich spiritual growth, and to put to good use the varied gifts God has given to each of us. In this way we act in Gabriel's Spirit to serve ...

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