St. Gabriel Youth Group Visits The Shrine Of Christ’s Passion
     On Friday, Sept. 29th, the St. Gabriel Youth Group sponsored a trip to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, Indiana for the 8th graders from St. Gabriel School, as well as CCD. In addition, a good number of other people joined with us. The Shrine is an interactive half-mile winding pathway that begins with the Last Supper and Garden of Gethsemane. We then experienced the passion of Christ by walking and praying at all of the outdoor Stations of the Cross. Our tour was led by Phil Carr. Phil grew up in Canaryville, and was a member of St. Gabriel Church! He and his wife Liz retired to Indiana, and do a great job with this ministry. All who participated on this beautiful day were “deeply moved” by this prayerful experience! Afterwards, we took a tour of St. John Catholic Church, which sits majestically on a high hill, overlooking the Shrine grounds. It is truly one of the most outstanding Catholic Churches that has been built in recent years! Two of their gorgeous windows portray St. John Paul II and Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
     The following people attended this trip: Natalie Aguilar, Madelyn Babuskow, Emily Brazel, Anna Caponera, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Abby Eberly, Mary Kate James, Molly Pigott, Conner Qualls, Sarah Sanchez, Fiona Sjostrom, Sean Stack, Troy Steele, Ben Thiel, Hugo Castelan, Zaneta Zemaityte, Bill Pigott, Mary Kay Pigott, Margie Miller, Edith Herman Lopez, Edith Lopez, Jim Galey, Char Galey, Sara Galey, Melanie Bilkey, Irene Mitchell, Suzanne Eberly, Gloria Valdez, John Pigott (teacher at St. Gabriel), and Fr. Rich Creagh (moderator).
     I want to thank all those who attended today’s trip! I also wanted to let you know that I will be on vacation from Oct. 3-18. Our next event will be a trip to feed the hungry at St. Malachy Parish (near the United Center) on Saturday, Nov. 4th. The program is run by nuns from the Religious Order that St. Mother Teresa founded – the Missionaries of Charity. For those who would like to participate, you have to let me know in advance, because they limit the number of volunteers I can bring. For those participating, you will need to be at our school hall at 8:15 a.m. We need to be at the site (115 N. Oakley) by 8:45 a.m. We will be at St. Malachy until approximately 11:30 a.m.
     Keep up your wonderful spirit – we are truly “Making A Difference” in the lives of needy people. We have been loyal followers of the way of Jesus Christ – I hope you feel His Spirit each time we participate in our events!
fr. Rich