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July 29, 2020

VCC Service Project
Sharing their Love

- Gabriel McHugh -




In difficult times, it can be easy to become so focused on our own struggles that we overlook our neighbors. If, however we remember the commandment of Our Lord to care for those less fortunate than ourselves, our own struggles seem to disappear. The middle school class at this year’s Vacation Church Camp learned this important principle when they embarked on a project to help some special members of our community.

On the first day of Camp, they made special gifts and cards expressing their love for our seniors. Then on the second day of Camp, they travelled around Northern Colorado delivering their presents. Each senior they visited was filled with joy by both the visit and the present, and glorified God for sending the children to brighten their day and lift their spirits. In this simple act of neighborly care and love, the children were taught that even in difficult times the joy of giving to another unites us with that person and with God



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Gabriel was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2015, before moving to Boston, M
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Gabriel was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Sonoma State University in 2015, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Holy Cross School of Theology. While living in Boston, Gabriel also completed a master’s degree in mathematics, taught middle school math at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian School, and taught freshman math classes at Hellenic College. He graduated from Holy Cross with a Master’s of Divinity in May 2020. He and his wife, Mercy, and son, Joseph, moved to Loveland in May 2020. Gabriel now serves as the All-Youth Director at St. Spyridon and coordinates programs and events for children, youth, college students and young adults in the parish. In his free time, Gabriel loves spending time with his family, hiking and exploring outdoors, and practicing Byzantine chant.