Reverend Jiri Gaberle(1947 - 2013)

Gaberle, Reverend Jiri Passed to Eternal Life on December 12, 2013, age 66 years. Born on February 22, 1947, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Fr. Gaberle studied for the priesthood at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary during the years of 1986-1989. Most Reverend Rembert G. Weakland, Archbishop of Milwaukee, ordained Fr. Gaberle to the priesthood on May 20, 1989, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Father's priestly ministry began June 26, 1989 as an associate pastor at St. John Nepomuk Parish in Racine. In the early 1990's, Fr. Gaberle was released to serve in Czechoslovakia where he assisted several parishes in Brno. He returned to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1997, and was certified in 2001 as a Chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. In recent years, Fr. Gaberle served in nursing home ministry. Visitation, Monday, December 16, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Parish (8500 W. Cold Spring Rd.) beginning at 12 noon and continuing until time of concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 PM. Prior to the mass at 12:30-1:00 PM the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be said. Interment Mount Olivet. Fr. Gaberle had a strong love and devotion for the Blessed Mother. He was always asking for prayers for the Holy Souls. May he rest in peace.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Dec. 15, 2013