Fr Gabriel’s Declining Health

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On Tuesday, the community of the Shrine of Our Lady – Penrose Park went to celebrate Mass in Fr. Gabriel’s room at the retirement home where he is now staying.

Fr. Gabriel’s health is failing fast. He has had multiple seizures, some of which have resulted in short stays in hospital. He is now also paralysed and has no feeling on his left side. God will be calling him home soon.

We thank you all for your prayers for Fr Gabriel. He wants everyone to know he is also praying for them.

If you would like to write or visit  Fr Gabriel, you can send to the following:

Holy Family Retirement Village
116-132  Quakers Road
Marayong NSW 2148

If you would like to phone him, call 02 96788200  (this is to the front desk).

If you would like to visit him, please call ahead if you wish to visit.



  1. John and Therese Hagan are praying for our dear Father Gabriel and are grieved to hear this sad news. We have many fond memories from early days on Mt Tamborine and Marian Valley working with Father Gabriel. We pray God’s special blessings upon Father during this time of suffering.

  2. May our Lord Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother Mary and St Joseph be ever so close to Father Gabriel at this moment. We are deeply grateful for many years of spiritual guidance to our family. We will continue to pray for him always Roberto and Sofia Perez 🙏🏽 ❤️ 📿 🕊

  3. God bless you Father Gabriel, my family is praying for you and for your strength. My daughter is named Gabriela you share in such a beautiful name, may God watch over my Children my family and Father Gabriel always and forever. Go in peace

  4. Sabina and Gerry,

    We are sad to hear of your passing into the Glorious Presence pf Almighty God. We knew Fr. Gabriel from the beginning of Marian Valley. God rest his soul.

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