On the weekend of February 14, 2015, Conventual Franciscan Friar Gabriel Scasino will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Philip Benizi Parish in Jonesboro, Georgia where he currently resides. Bishop Gregory Hartmayer of Savannah, Georgia will ordain Friar Gabriel. Like Gabriel Bishop Hartmayer is a Conventual Franciscan Friar who also served at St. Philip Benizi Parish in the past.
Friar Gabriel’s current ministry is that of chaplain at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville. The New Haven, Connecticut native is active at St. Philp Benizi Parish too. He assists at Masses and during various parish events.
Friar Gabriel is thoughtful, friendly and easy to talk to. He is already inspiring people he meets to grow in their faith and will inspire many others when he becomes a priest. In this video from 2013, he recounts his vocation story with the Conventual Franciscan Friars.
(Source of image with story: OLA Province.)