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. Father Martin Kobos, OFM Conv. is our Pastor and Fr. Jerzy Auguscik, OFM Conv. serves as the Parochial Vicar. Fr. Edward Costello, OFM Conv. is in residence.
Mother Cabrini 40 Hours Devotions
Fr. Paul Schloemer, OFM Conv.,to Preach Cabrini 40 Hours Devotions -- November 10th, 11th, 12th at 7pm
Friar Paul Schloemer is the Formation Director for the Conventual Franciscans in Silver Spring, MD. A Notre Dame graduate, he served five years as a Naval Officer, and then attained an MS in psychology from Old Dominion
University before entering the Franciscans. He received an MA in theology form The Catholic University of
America, and completed his theological studies at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany. He made his
solemn profession of vows with the Franciscans in 2001, and was ordained to the Presbyterate in 2004. After
ordination, he served 3 years as Associate Pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Terre Haute, IN, 7 years in the
Vocation Office for the Our Lady of Consolation Province (Midwest and Southwest USA), and 4 years as
Formation Director in San Antonio, TX before moving to Maryland.
Fr. Paul will be available for confessions after the Sunday & Monday evening services.
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.