Staff Member: Fr. Tim Bickel
Fr. Tim Bickel
God is good…all the time!
All the time…God is good!
I am very happy to be the Pastor of our wonderful, growing parish. I thoroughly enjoy leading you in prayer and celebrating the Sacraments with you, especially the Eucharist.
I was born and raised in Oconto, WI. My parents, who are still living, reside on the family dairy farm, although they are no longer farming. I am the sixth of seven children. Since I was raised on a dairy farm I am not afraid of working and pitching in when there is a task to be done.
I attended Catholic school for grades one and two, and then my home parish closed the school, so I had to attend public school. I am proud to say that I am a product of the Christian Formation Program, or Rel. Ed, or CCD. I was accepted into the St. Francis De Sales Seminary College Formation Program and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. I graduated from MU in 1987. I was then accepted into the Theology Program at St. Francis De Sales Seminary. I was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1992.
I have been blessed to minister at the following parish assignments: Holy Apostles, New Berlin (1992-1998); St. Dominic, Brookfield (1998-2000); St. Agnes, Butler (2000-2012); St. Mary, Menomonee Falls (2012-2013); and St. Kilian, Hartford (2014). I was appointed first Administrator of St. Gabriel Parish in June, 2014 and was appointed Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in August, 2014.