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Mother Cabrini Catholic Church of Shamokin, PA
Mother Cabrini Church is located in Shamokin, PA, in the Diocese of Harrisburg. We are staffed by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province. Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv. is our Pastor and Fr. Stephen King, OFM Conv serves as the Parochial Vicar.


The Catholic Witness is now online! Click on the following link to view the latest issue: Catholic Witness Online

Update 5/24/2020: Video of Seventh Sunday of Easter Mass (5/24) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Seventh Sunday of Easter Mass.

Note: The Seventh Sunday of Easter bulletin linked below from Fr. Martin contains, in addition to the weekly bulletin content, additional content including prayers, the order of the Mass, and other information about our parish. In total, the bulletin is 35 pages so please check it out. Thanks.

Seventh Sunday of Easter Bulletin -- May 24th, 2020 [Latest]
Sixth Sunday of Easter Bulletin -- May 17th, 2020
Fifth Sunday of Easter Bulletin -- May 10th, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Easter Bulletin -- May 3rd, 2020
Third Sunday of Easter Bulletin -- April 26th, 2020
Divine Mercy Sunday Bulletin -- April 19th, 2020

To view or sign the Mother Cabrini Guest Book, click the appropriate link: View Guest Book, Sign Guest Book

Easter Letter from Bishop Gainer

Update 5/12/2020: Mass will resume this coming weekend (16th and 17th of May, 2020) at Mother Cabrini. Fr. Martin asked that the procedures to be followed at Mass and other related important information be shared with our parishioners. Click the following link for the details: Reopening Church -- Procedures at Mass.

Update 5/11/2020: Bishop Gainer has provided guidelines for the resumption of public worship. Click here to view the guidelines: Public Mass Guidelines from Diocese of Harrisburg.

Update 5/10/2020: Video of Fifth Sunday of Easter Mass (5/3) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fifth Sunday of Easter Mass.

Update 5/3/2020: Video of Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass (5/3) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fourth Sunday of Easter Mass.

Update 4/26/2020: Video of Third Sunday of Easter Mass (4/26) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Third Sunday of Easter Mass.

Update 4/19/2020: Video of Divine Mercy Sunday Mass (4/19) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Divine Mercy Sunday Mass.

Update 4/12/2020: Video of Easter Sunday Mass (4/12) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Easter Sunday Mass.

Update 4/11/2020: Video of Easter Vigil Mass (4/11) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Easter Vigil Mass.

Update 4/10/2020: Video of Good Friday Passion Service (4/10) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Passion Service -- Good Friday

Update 4/9/2020: Video of Holy Thursday Mass at Mother Cabrini (4/9) can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Mass of the Lord's Supper

Here is the link to the Mother Cabrini Facebook page where you can view via live stream all the Holy Week Masses and Services: Mother Cabrini Facebook page. Thank you!

Cornavirus Information

Bishop Gainer Grants Dispensation for Sunday Mass Obligation

Bishop Gainer temporarily suspends all Masses

Coronavirus Information and Resources

Please click the following link to see options to participate in Mass online or by radio. Click here: Mass Live Streaming and Radio

Quick Link: EWTN streams Mass every day, view live or recorded by clicking the following link: https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass/.

Update 4/5/2020: Video of Mass at Mother Cabrini for Palm Sunday can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Holy Sacrifice of the Mass -- Palm Sunday

Update 4/2/2020: Video of Mass at Mother Cabrini celebrated by Fr. Martin Kobos can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)

Update 3/29/2020: Video of Mass at Harrisburg Cathedral celebrated today by Bishop Gainer can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)

Update 3/29/2020: Mass Readings, Propers, and Commentary for 5th Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday) Passion Sunday Readings

An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.


Prayer to Our Lady Imploring Her Protection
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus' pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father's will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas - we who are put to the test - and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.


Update 3/22/2020: Video of Mass at Harrisburg Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Gainer can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Update 3/22/2020: Video of Mass from EWTN for Fourth Sunday of Lent can now be viewed online. Click the following link and scroll to video for 3/22/2020: https://video.ewtn.com/daily-mass/

Our Mission Statement
... Dedicated to knowing, loving and serving God through the communal celebration of the mysteries of Jesus Christ. As followers of Jesus we welcome each other's God-given gifts, we share our ethnic heritage and work together... We reach out to transform our community into the Kingdom of God in a spirit of Franciscan joy and love.



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Our Patron is St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in Italy in 1850. She came to the United States in 1889 with six sisters of a missionary order she had founded in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Her order was devoted to caring for children. Mother Cabrini began her missionary work with Italian immigrants in New York.

Mother Cabrini became a U.S. citizen in 1909. She worked in several cities, including New Orleans, and founded 60 orphanages, schools, and hospitals. She died in Chicago in 1917 at the age of 67.

Pope Pius XI declared Mother Cabrini "Beata" or Blessed on Nov. 13, 1938. Pope Pius XII signed the decree for her canonization on January 11, 1946, making her the first saint of the United States. St. Frances Cabrini's feast day is celebrated November 13.