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.
Season of Lent 2020
Ash Wednesday falls on February 26th, 2020, and begins the liturgical Season of Lent in the Catholic Church. To learn more about Lent and the Catholic traditions within Lent, please click on the "Season of Lent" menu above. A Blessed Lenten Season to everyone!
Note: The bulletin below contains a message to all parishioners from Fr. Martin as well as the prayers for the Stations of the Cross for private devotion. Please print and share with your fellow parishioners who may not have Internet access. Thank you!
Our Mission Statement
Bishop Gainer Grants Dispensation for Sunday Mass Obligation
Bishop Gainer temporarily suspends all Masses
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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)
: 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.
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.
Video of Mass at Harrisburg Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Gainer can now be viewed online. Click the following link: Fourth Sunday of Lent
: 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/
... 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.