Name of Church St. Gabriel Catholic Church (Byzantine Rite)
Address 2250 E. Maule Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone number (702) 361-2431
Worship Schedule Saturday, Divine Liturgy (Mass/Vigil), 4 p.m. Third Hour at 9:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.
Confessions 30 minutes before Saturday liturgy or by appointment.
Names of priests Fr. Marcus Gomori, pastor.
Parish activities Eastern Christian Formation religious education program for children age 4 through high school. St. Gabriel Catholic preschool is located next to the church.
Liturgy Liturgies are reverent, in English and sung. There is no kneeling, parishioners usually stand or sit. All ages receive Holy Communion; the host is dipped into the chalice with a spoon and administered to the faithful.
Parking There is parking in lots around the church.
Additional observations St. Gabriel Byzantine in union with the Bishop of Rome, but is an Eastern Catholic rather than Roman Catholic church. They have the same faith and seven sacraments, but different customs and ways of celebrating liturgy. It traces its roots back to Constantinople (once called Byzantium). Two Greek missionaries, Cyril and Methodius, brought the Byzantine way of worship to Central and Eastern Europe. Some of these Catholics emigrated to the United States, and brought with them the Byzantine rite and traditions. Elements of the church include the ample use of icons, including an icon screen, frequent bowing and making the sign of the cross during liturgies, use of incense, congregational singing (a cappella), a central “Holy Table”, or altar with a decorative Gospel book.
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