A Message from Our Pastor
It is a pleasure to welcome you to our community of faith, St. Gabriel's. We hope that through our community you will find the presence and love of Christ.
In Acts 2:42, we read this about the early Church: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' instruction and the communal life, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
These were people who knew Christ well. Their vision continues to be ours.
Our mission statement, set forth on this page, echoes the mission found in Acts. We hope that you will offer your time, talent and treasure to help advance the kingdom and your personal relationship with Christ.
Rev. Michael Froidurot
Father Michael Froidurot was born and raised in France. In 1961, at 11 years of age he entered the minor seminary in Flavigny. After completing his baccalaureat in philosophy he entered the major seminary in Dijon, France. He attended the American College in Louvain, Belgium earning both a BA and MA in theology.
Fr. Michael was ordained a deacon 1976 by Cardinal Sugnens. He attended the French University for his license in Dogma and was ordained a priest by Cardinal DeCourtay in 1978. Young Fr. Michael was then assigned to a parish in Nuits St Georges and in 1981 became the principal of a Catholic High School in Dijon, France.
In 1986 he arrived in San Diego where he served as associate pastor in various parishes. He was appointed pastor of St Charles Borromeo in Point Loma in 1994. On July 1, 1999 he became the pastor of St. Gabriel's Church in Poway.
St. Gabriel's Parish Mission Statement
St. Gabriel's mission is to make present the Church of Christ in Poway. It does so by providing:
1. Mass and the Sacraments (Liturgy)
2. Christian Education (The Word)
3. An evangelizing out-reach (Mission)
4. Christian Charity (Action)