month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The first 24 days
fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by
the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy,
purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month
(beginning the Monday after Pentecost) is in Ordinary Time which is
represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the
color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of
reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a
Spring blossoms forth and we are surrounded by new life, we spend this
month full of the joy of our Easter celebration and in anticipation of
the coming of the Holy Spirit, our Consoler and Advocate.
FROM DEACON ERIC DINGA
is with joyful anticipation that I am looking forward to celebrating
with all of you the upcoming festivities surrounding my Ordination to
the Priesthood. The Ordination will take place at Blessed
Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00
AM. The parish will be providing bus transportation to the
Cathedral for the Ordination and reception to follow at the Bishop
Connare Center near Greensburg, where refreshments will be served and
first blessings will be offered. Due to limited capacity, only
those who travel on the bus will be able to attend this reception.
bus will depart from Christ, Prince of Peace at 8:00 AM and will return
at approximately 4:00 PM. The total number of seats on the bus is
56; please contact the parish office by June 1st if you are
interested. There will be a block of pews reserved at the
Cathedral for those who travel on the bus. Please know that
anyone is welcome to attend the Ordination, although seating will be on
a first come-first serve basis.
is with great joy and gratitude that I will celebrate a Mass of
Thanksgiving in honor of my Ordination to the Priesthood at Christ,
Prince of Peace on Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 PM. Anyone is welcome
to attend this Mass, which will fulfill the Sunday obligation. At
this liturgy, I will be privileged to celebrate the Eucharist for the
first time at our parish. There will be a reception immediately
following the Mass at Lenape Heights Golf Resort, where heavy hors
d’oeuvres will be served and first blessings will be offered.
Please contact the parish office by June 1st if you plan on attending
am very much looking forward to celebrating these days with all of you
as I begin my life of priestly service in the Church. Please keep
me in prayer, as I know you always do, during this final period of
preparation for my Ordination to the Priesthood.