A Listening Presence

Sometimes you just need someone to listen. BeFriender Ministers are parishioners who are trained to respond in the name of St. Gabriel's to the emotional and spiritual needs of our members by bringing a caring, listening presence and a living reminder of God’s love. BeFriender Ministry may include visiting people who are homebound, those who are dying or grieving, or anyone experiencing difficult situations such as mental illness, family abuse and sudden or chronic illness. Contact the parish office to request a BeFriender.

Communion Visits

If you can't come to church, the church will come to you. Dedicated lay ministers visit those members who are homebound, bringing the Eucharist to those who are ill, recovering from a hospital stay, or who are unable to attend church for health reasons. They will also visit those at Methodist Hospital and in the local care centers. Contact the parish office to request a visit.

Anointing of the Sick

"Are there any who are sick among you? Let them send for the priests of the church, and let the priests pray over them, anointing them with oil." James 5:14. We offer special Anointing Masses twice a year, so that the parish may lift up in prayer those who are sick among us. Contact the parish office to find out more, or to contact Fr. Liekhus in a case of special urgency.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is a difficult and painful time. Our staff and volunteers will walk with you as we commend the person's soul to God, and perform the corporal work of mercy of Christian burial. Ultimately, we remember that "If we have died with Christ, we believe we shall also live with Christ." Rom 6:8. 


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St. Margaret's Cemetery

St. Margaret's Cemetery is located on the site of the former St. Margaret's Catholic Church, east of the intersection of Shady Oak Road and Bren Road in Minnetonka. Lots are available to parishioners of St. Gabriel the Archangel - contact Martha for more information. 

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Infertility Support Group

“In His Time” is a support group for Catholic couples who are struggling with infertility. The group provides a supportive environment for Catholics who follow the teaching of the church on infertility. It allows couples to share their experience with others who are on a similar journey.


In His Time meetings are held on the second Monday of each month (except Dec) from 7:00 to 8:00pm at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, St. John Campus.

The group is run by Deacon Darrel & Chris Branch.