It is hoped that this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page will answer most of your questions.  (Click on the heading above which your question is asked)

The origins of Mobile Gabriel

  1. When did Mobile Gabriel come into existence, and why?

    Fr. James Schmitz, a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland (Ohio) first created Mobile Gabriel in 1998. Originally it was meant to provide Fr. Schmitz access to the daily Scripture readings used at Mass. He thought others might find it useful as a way to "keep in touch with the Sacred" during the week, so he kept "enhancing" it and arranged to have it available online. The response was tremendous!
    From 1998 through 2006 Fr. Schmitz single-handedly authored the Mobile Gabriel website.

  1. Why is it called Mobile Gabriel?

    Gabriel the Archangel is the Patron of Communications since he informed Mary that she was to be the Mother of God. The aim of this channel is allow someone to have access to Catholic material on their mobile device.

Updating of Mobile Gabriel

  1. How often is Mobile Gabriel updated?
  2. Who is responsible for Mobile Gabriel?

Technical questions concerning Mobile Gabriel

  1. How do I add Mobile Gabriel to my PDA?
  2. How much space will I need for Mobile Gabriel on my PDA?
  3. Is a Spanish version of Mobile Gabriel available?
  4. Is there a website dedicated to Mobile Gabriel?
  5. What liturgical calendar is used?
  6. What translation of the scriptures does Mobile Gabriel use?

Support for Mobile Gabriel

  1. How can I support the efforts of Mobile Gabriel?

Other frequently asked questions:

  1. How large is the Mobile Gabriel community?
  2. Is there a Catholic version of the Bible for my PDA?
  3. May I use Mobile Gabriel on my PDA at Mass?