We are mothers devoted to praying for our St. Gabriel Catholic School
community through sharing, worshiping, and abiding together in our
We meet every Monday morning (on school days) from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. in the church Ministry Center, Room E. Our meetings include:
A brief, encouraging reflection and scripture reading on an attribute of God’s character
Praying for students, teachers, and staff by name -- we pray for one class or group at each meeting
Prayers of intercession for the needs we’ve received and for those of our own children and families
St. Paul reminds all of us to pray on behalf of each other “on all
occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:16-18).
We view all prayer requests as a sacred trust and keep them
confidential. Our confidentiality commitment is below.*
Prayer boxes are available in the school
lobby next to the statue of Mary and in the teachers’ lounges for
submitting prayer requests. Another prayer box circulates among the
classrooms. Each week, one classroom is invited to write prayer
intentions. We will pray for these students and teachers by name at the
following meeting, as well as for all of the intentions we have
You may also contact our committee chairs,
Arden Brewer or
Darby McClatchy , with prayer requests or questions.
Expectations for Praying Mothers' Group Members
We will abide by the Confidentiality Agreement of the group.
We will commit earnestly to regular attendance and prayer.
We will make a concerted effort to shine brightly for Christ by
holding tightly to the Word of God. We will come to God with a happy
heart and be an encouragement to each other. (Phil 2:12-16 & Romans
Our commitment to confidentiality
Confidentiality matters to St. Gabriel Praying Mothers just as much
as it does in all intercessory prayer. People's names should never be
mentioned unless they have said you can do so. Our prayer intentions are
to be kept 100% confidential. Similarly, details of illness, domestic
situations, people's problems at work or tiffs between students, parents
or faculty members, etc. should not be disclosed in the context of
prayer unless specifically requested.
To avoid any conflict, you can pray in a general way for people who are
in pain, anxious or stressed. Breakdowns in relationships between
people in the school, classroom or church might most appropriately be
prayed about by using a “general” prayer. St. Gabriel Praying Mothers
must never be a vehicle for gossip, prying, voyeurism or sharing of
intimate information under the cover of prayer or pastoral concern. This
rule needs to be stated, and adhered to.