As the newest member of Holy Family, I would like to introduce myself. I am
Fr. Mike Gabriel. Becoming a part of the history and traditions of Holy Family is a humbling privilege. I am deeply grateful to Fr. Jerry Boland both for his years of service and his patience as we worked together these past few months to ensure a smooth transition. The St. Ignatius community has also extended a warm welcome.
A little background - I am a south sider, born and raised in Evergreen Park. I graduated from Holy Redeemer, Brother Rice, and Loyola University before entering Mundelein Seminary. Growing up in a family of four children with loving parents blessed me with an understanding of God’s love for all people.
In my thirty years of priesthood, I have served the people of St. Jude the Apostle and St. Ann in the south suburbs, and the Chicago parishes of Our Lady of the Angels and St. Francis of Assisi, Immaculate Conception, St. James, and St. Josaphat. Outside of the Archdiocese, I have worked with the homeless, HIV/AIDS patients, and have been part of Food For the Poor, serving the Caribbean and South America.
I am so excited to become part of this parish family, already built on such a firm foundation of faith. Over the next few weeks I will continue to share more about me as I get to know you as well. But in the meantime, know that I pray daily for all of you and ask that you do the same for me.
Fr. Mike Gabriel
Holy Family Parish
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