Fr George Gabet, FSSP NA Superior

Father George Gabet, FSSP Named North American District Superior ELMHURST, Pa-Father Arnaud Devillers, FSSP, Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has announced the appointment of Father George Gabet, FSSP to the position of North American District Superior. Father Gabet succeeds Father Paul Carr, FSSP who has completed a three year term as District Superior. Father Carr has been assigned to the Fraternity’s International Headquarters, Wigratzbad, Germany as General Secretary. Father Gabet was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he attended Bishop Dwenger High School. Upon graduation he entered Ball State University, Indiana where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in medical technology and microbiology. Following graduation he worked for five years as a medical technologist for the American Red Cross. During this time Father Gabet was active in pro-life, a young men’s prayer group and served as an usher for the Latin Mass in Fort Wayne. Father Gabet continued his education at Indiana-Perdue University and was working towards a master’s degree when he realized his call to seminary. In 1991 he entered St. Peter’s Seminary, the Fraternity’s international seminary in Wigratzbad. Father Gabet was ordained to the diaconate in 1996 by Bishop Wolfgang Haas, then Bishop of Chur-Zurich, Switzerland. In 1997 he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John. M D’Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Following ordination Father Gabet was assigned to the Community of St. Peter in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1998 he was transferred to St. Patrick’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska where he served for two years. Upon reassignment to the Diocese of Tulsa Father Gabet became pastor of the Parish of St. Peter where he has served for the past three years. Father Gabet views his work as District Superior as a continuation and expansion of pastoral care, “It has been a great joy to work in the parishes bringing Christ to so many people who are on fire with the faith, especially as expressed through the Tridentine Mass and the sacraments. The fact that most of these people are relatively young gives us great hope for the future. During this year, dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary, we pray with faith and confidence to Our Lady that she protect and guide us as we enter into that future.” The North American District of the Fraternity, which maintains its headquarters in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has nearly 50 priests serving in 25 dioceses throughout the United States and Canada. The Fraternity’s North American English Speaking House of Formation, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, is located in the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska and has over 60 men in priestly studies. The Fraternity was canonically established in 1988 by the Holy See. Its 150 priests are present in more than 60 dioceses spread over 15 countries and four continents. The Fraternity’s two international seminaries have nearly 130 seminarians in formation and this year 19 members of the Fraternity were ordained to the priesthood worldwide.