About our Pastor

FRHICKEYFr. Gregory J. Hickey is the pastor of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish. He served as the Rector of Malvern Retreat House from 2007-2011. He was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1979. He has served as a Parochial Vicar in the following parishes: SS. Simon and Jude, Westtown; St. Augustine, Bridgeport; and St. Leo in Tacony. The majority of his priestly assignments have been in education: Cardinal Dougherty, St. Hubert’s, Bishop Conwell, Roman Catholic, and Kennedy-Kenrick where he was both Principal and President. While serving in the high school apostolate, he was in residence at both Our Lady Help of Christians in Philadelphia and St. Helena in Center Square.  Fr. Hickey is former pastor of St. John Fisher Parish, Boothwyn.  He has an ABD Degree from St. Joseph’s University.  In addition, he served on numerous boards as well as chairing several Middle States evaluations, which is an accrediting agency.