St. Gabriel the Archangel Church
Weekly Events

August 27, 2018  |  September 03, 2018  |  September 10, 2018  |  September 17, 2018

Special Events

Our Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress is being held on Saturday, September 22 at the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville.  If you cannot attend, please pray for a joy-filled event as Catholics throughout the diocese gather with our bishop.  Late registrations may still be accepted.  Check rcda.org/heartsaflame for more information.

Need a ride to the Eucharistic Congress?  Or just want to avoid the traffic?  St. Madeleine Sophie Church is sponsoring complementary bus transportation to and from the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs for the Eucharistic Congress on September 22.  Bus leaves SMS parking lot at 7:15am in order to arrive in time for Registration and will leave Auriesville at the conclusion of the day at 3:00pm.  Please be sure to register for the day online and then contact Kelly Sloan at St. Madeleine Sophie School to reserve a seat on the bus.  Please call  518-355-3080 or email at ksloan@smsschool.org   There is no cost associated with the bus,  however you must sign up prior to September 20th.   If you have any questions about the day or registration process please contact our Parish Liaison Kelly Sloan.  We look forward to a large delegation from both St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Gabriel parishes to participate in this extremely unique event celebrating  our Catholic faith with thousands from across our diocese.  Sign up today!

Drive Thru - Wagon Train  Chicken BBQ at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 210 Princetown Rd., Schenectady:  Friday, September 28th 4 PM—6 PM or until sold out.  $10 per person.  Dinner includes 1/2 barbeque chicken, potato, corn bread, cole slaw.  The Drive-Through Pick Up line [located in the Church parking lot] will open at 4 pm.  You won’t even have to get out of your vehicle to take your chicken dinner home.  We will be selling tickets after all weekend masses or the day of the event.   Questions, contact the parish office at 518 346-4926 x 122.

The Christ Child Society invites YOU to their Annual Baby Layette Shower and Membership Luncheon to be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, October 6th at the St. Madeleine Sophie Parish Center. The price of admission to the luncheon is a baby item for our Layette Program. Each year the Albany Chapter of the Christ Child Society distributes about 500 layettes to less fortunate babies in our community.  A layette contains a crib blanket, afghan, or quilt, sweater set, 2 receiving blankets, 4 undershirts, a hooded towel, sleeper, disposable diapers, socks, & baby book. For more information or questions, please contact:  Margaret Ann @ (518) 356-3475. Please join us as we share a delicious luncheon, friendship and conversation as we carry out our Mission--Challenging Poverty:  One Child at a Time.

The National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda, NY is very excited to be celebrating its 80th Anniversary. To mark the special occasion, this historical landmark will be hosting a Gala Celebration honoring The Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany on October 17th, at the River Stone Manor in Glenville from 6-9 pm. Please consider joining us or even becoming an event sponsor! Details are available at www.katerishrine.com, tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com  or by calling the Shrine office at (518) 853-3646 or email: nationalkaterishrine@gmail.com.

Bus Trip sponsored by St. Gabriel’s Woman’s club to Pennsylvania Amish country and Sight And Sound Theater to see “ Jesus “ the live biblical life story of Jesus. Mon. Nov.12 – Tues Nov 13. Trip includes overnight hotel accommodations, Breakfast, Dinner, Sight and Sound Theater, Hershey Park, chalk Talk and transportation, and a stop at Rockvale outlets for lunch and shopping. Depart St. Gabriel’s 7am.  Cost $250 based on 40 people. For reservations call Joanne @ 377-7393 or Ruth @ 356-1370. All are welcome.

Holy Hour for Life will take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at St. Gabriel Church. Services will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, silent adoration, novena prayers for Life, Rosary and will conclude with solemn Benediction of the Holy Eucharist.

A men’s prayer group will meet downstairs at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Faith Formation Building at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.  During this meeting, the men engage in an open and forthright discussion about life, our Catholic faith and communal prayer.  All men are invited and welcome to attend.  Moderator is Father Leo Markert.

The Good Neighbor Program provides clothing care packages to local school aged children in need to help them feel confident and comfortable to face the school day.  We accept gently used or new clothing for boys and girls in all sizes.  We also always appreciate donations of new socks and underwear. Donations may be left in the marked bin in the gathering area at St. Gabriel’s Church.   For more info contact us at 347-0871 or email worksofmercyschdy@live.com.  To learn more about the Works of Mercy Initiative or to make an online gift, visit our website at worksofmercyschdy.org

St. Madeleine Sophie and St. Gabriel the Archangel Parishes are excited to announce the release of our own parish app. This new app will be available for parishioners to download on both Apple iPhone , Android phones and iPads.

For parishioners who would like to start using my Parish App immediately:

  1. Text App to 88202 to download our parish app.
  2. Download my Parish App from the link in your returned text message.
  3. Select St. Madeleine/St. Gabriel Parishes after opening the app and our parish   app will be available for use."


Please see the ‘Weekly Bulletin’ for additional parish activities