The Roman Catholic Parish of
St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary
Staten Island, New York   10306
Fr. Gabriel Mendy
Father Gabriel Mendy joined our St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary family in
September, 2017.  Born in The Gambia, West Africa, Fr. Gabriel is a Catholic priest of the
Congregation of the Holy Spirit Fathers and Brothers (Spiritans).  He was ordained on 15th
November, 1997 and was sent on mission to Sierra Leone.  In 2004, he began his theological
studies in Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.

During and after his studies, he was a summer assistant in Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
here in Staten Island, New York until last year. Since 2011 he was appointed lecturer in
Spiritan International School of Theology, Enugu, Nigeria and in 2012, he became the
Vice Rector of this Catholic Seminary. He is assigned this year to The Church of
St. Christopher and St. Margaret Mary for his sabbatical.
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FATHER GABRIEL MENDY ELEVATED TO BISHOP OF GAMBIA                December 10, 2017

I have exciting news about our Fr. Gabriel. This week, our Holy Father, Pope Francis,
has appointed Fr. Gabriel Bishop of Banjul.  Fr. Gabriel will go back to his home country
of Gambia to serve as the country's only bishop.

His diocese was established 60 years ago and covers the entire country. Its bishops, up to
this point, have all been Irish missionaries of his congregation.  Fr. Gabriel is the first native
Gambian to be made a bishop to serve in his home country.  Fr. Gabriel will have to return
home some time this month and so his last Sunday Mass will be Sunday, December 10,
at 12 Noon.

Please keep him your prayers.
Rev. Joseph M. McLafferty