Following the commandment of Jesus that we love one another as he has loved us, we minister to those seeking spiritual and intellectual growth, the sick, the imprisoned, and those in need of food, clothing, shelter, and the bond of fellowship.
We seek to help those in need in three ways: Through our St. Gabriel originated ministries; through Partnership Ministries where we support outside agencies financially and with time and talent; and through our partnership with 3eMcKInney where we coordinate our efforts with other churches through 3e to leverage our impact on the need.
Do you know what your St. Gabriel Outreach Ministry did in 2009/2010 with your support and participation?
Adopted Herman Lawson Early Childhood Center and took on full support of that Title one school. Tutoring/ mentoring/ food for kids/ parties/teacher support/supplies/admin support/ library support.
Collected and distributed over 400+ coats to children and adults!
Helped clothe over 1400 children at the start of the school!
(Clothe a Child)
Parishioners once again helped build a house and contributed over $10,000 (Habitat for Humanity)
Provided Christmas gifts to 450+ children!
Cooked over 150 nutritious meals for parishioners in need!
(Helping Hands Ministry)
Collected and delivered baked goods to hundreds of kids at Boys and Girls Clubs, delivered food to Lawson for "Food for Kids" program.
(Food Shuttle Ministry)
Visited and wrote to dozens of death row inmates. Provided spiritual guidance.
(Ministry to the Imprisoned)
Played a key role in the continued revitilization of the Community Lifeline Center!
Helped plan and execute the annual Run for Cover race which collected nearly $18,000.
Furnished the Community Food Pantry’s annual bread needs, provided their milk needs for July and December, and played a key role in collecting 16,000 canned good items.
Helped pull Meals on Wheels out of a financial crisis by donating $17,000 from generous parishioners. (Collin County Committee on Aging)
Little Angels Preschool paid for a full time teacher for a year at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. We also provided substantial general funding. (The Working Boys Center, Quito, Ecuador)
Hosted the second annual CASA Luncheon for Volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
|Provided the highest support to Catholic Pro Life Committee from Baby Banks collections in the Diocese. Persevered in continuous prayer walks at Planned Parenthood. (ProLife Ministry)|
|Supported 3e McKinney in numerous projects and financially. (3EMcKinney)|
Helping hundreds of McKinney families through crisis situations. Provided rent, utilities, food, furniture and baby goods.
(St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Gabriel Conference)