St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother

The Parish of St. Gabriel wants to be a missionary Parish a community of communities and a missionary center of evangelization for men and women of today. The Church and the communities are all called to give the signs of love and unity that attract and call to faith men and women who are far away from God and maybe have left the Church. “Love one another as I have loved you” and “be perfectly one as I and the Father are one.” The Church in this has the mission of saving men and bring to the world the good news of Jesus Christ risen, the only one that can give an answer to all our sufferings and death. The Church and the communities therefore feed on these three fundamental elements of the Christian faith: the word of God, the liturgy lived in the sacraments, and the community the communion God creates among all the brothers and sisters. The word, the liturgy and the community make it possible that the signs of love and unity may be given in the Parish and to announce Jesus Christ risen to all men and women.

Meet Us!

Rev. Nicholas Apollonio


Rev. Robert J. Sadlack

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Dragan Pusic

Parochial Vicar

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Saint Gabriel's History

St. Gabriel was established in the summer of 1923. The founder-pastor, Rev. Richard J. Hamilton, celebrated the first mass on July 7, 1923, at Belvedere Park on 94TH street between 23RD and 24TH avenues. The parish began with five-hundred parishioners.