2022 Annual Report
NOTICE ABOUT ANNUAL REPORT
After receiving various inquiries regarding this year’s annual report for each of our parishes, I would like to draw your attention specifically to the line that shows the parish deficit for the 2021-22 fiscal year. As you can see from the description in the report, we were able to take care of many different projects in the course of the year, most of which are one-time (or at least once in a while) things. The fact that the majority of these projects were paid for prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30) and that many of the significant gifts/ donations toward these projects did not come in until after that period, is why the amount for the year is reflected the way it is. I am very grateful to those individuals and groups from each of our parishes who have contributed significantly to help defray the total cost of the important projects we have taken care of or are still in progress. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the members of our respective finance councils. —Father Dinga
A Welcome from Father Eric Dinga
Greetings in the Lord! My name is Father Eric Dinga and I am the Pastor of Christ, Prince of Peace in Ford City and St. Lawrence in Cadogan, Partner Parishes of the Diocese of Greensburg. On behalf of our parishioners, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to anyone who might feel drawn to be a part of our community of faith. Our goal is to provide a joy-filled, welcoming, and caring environment for all who join us to celebrate our faith and the great mystery of God’s love for us, most especially in the Sunday Eucharist. As members of this faith community, we strive to use our gifts and talents to build up the Body of Christ among us in this corner of God’s kingdom. We look forward to having you join us in this effort. May God bless you and those you love!
Registration is now OPEN for KNOW HIM: The Last Supper and the Gift of the Eucharist, Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Christ Our Shepherd Center, Greensburg, an experiential event as part of the Diocese of Greensburg Eucharistic Revival efforts. As discussed at the regional Eucharistic gatherings, parishes are encouraged to consider closing for a half day so that clergy and staff can attend together at either the 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. session. The events will last approximately 2.5 hours. There is also an event at 6:00 p.m. that evening if that works better for your schedule.
Visit www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/eucharisticrevival to register for this free event. To unlock the 9:30 a.m. registration, please click on Reserve a Spot and type in the promo code PARISH so you can secure a reserved spot.
Prayer for Eucharistic Revival
All Lord Jesus, You are the living bread who satisfies the hunger of the human heart. In the Eucharist, the bread and wine become Your Body and Blood, the gift of Yourself to the Church. Deepen our faith in Your Eucharistic presence and strengthen us as members of the Church, the Body of Christ. As we encounter and revere Your Eucharistic presence, open us to the needs of our brothers and sisters here and everywhere throughout the world. Help us to reveal Your love, Your promise, Your presence to them by our lives and in all we say and do. Amen.
- February 2, 2023, 6:00 pm: Feast of the Presentation Mass
- February 3, 2023, 8:00 am: Blessing of the Throats
- February 3, 2023, 5:30 pm: Blessing of the Throats Service
- February 6, 2023, 7:00 pm: Legion of Mary
- February 12, 2023, 6:00 pm: Faith Formation/Youth Ministry
Saturday-5:00PM-Christ Prince of Peace
Sunday-11:00AM-Christ Prince of Peace
Monday-8:00AM-Christ Prince of Peace
Wednesday(during school year)-9:00AM-Christ Prince of Peace
Friday-8:00AM-Christ Prince of Peace
Saturdays-12:00PM-Christ Prince of Peace
Religious Education and Formation
As a community of faith, we have a responsibility to ourselves and one another to enter into the process of ongoing formation. This process is a lifelong journey, leading us into a closer more intimate relationship with Jesus. Our children are fully welcomed into this process.
Home schooling is still an option, but parents must set up an Individual Educational Plan including meeting with the coordinator to access progress.
The EDGE program provides for the formational needs of Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade students of the region (CPOP & St. Lawrence) using a youth ministry model.
LIFETEEN is an instructional program using a youth ministry model for the high school students in our region (CPOP & St. Lawrence).
For more information, please contact the parish office or to register please complete Google form.
Divine Redeemer Catholic School
Young Adult Ministry
Young Adult Ministry:
Sponsored by our local parishes our young adult ministry is for those aged 21-45. All are welcome–married, with or without children or single. Kids are welcome at some events. We hope to help young adults grow in their faith, enjoy fellowship, build community and help them stay connected to their parish or introduce newcomers to our Catholic faith. Some examples of activities include Eucharistic Adoration, Scriptural/topical study programs, bowling, movie nights etc. Please contact Katie Tylinski at [email protected] to add your e-mail address to our Young Adult e-mail distribution list. Check the bulletin or the Partner Parish Facebook page for more information.
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life-Celebrated the Weekend of February 4th & 5th
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. We hope that you find the following resources helpful for your own celebrations of World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life!