2022-02-20 a message from fr. mark
Please remember while in church our Lord is always present in the tabernacle. We must be reverent and humble while in His presence. Additionally, I have received complaints about the noise prior to mass and after. There are people trying to pray during these times. Please be considerate of others who want to be in the presence of our Lord and prepare for the sacrifice of the Mass or reflect on the sacrament they have just received.
Thank you for your cooperation. Together, let us all grow deeper in union and love with our Lord.
2022-02-13 A message from fr. mark
My dear friends in Christ,
It’s hard for be to believe I’ve been here for eight months already. I count my blessings each and every day that I’m here and you all are a huge part of those blessings! I continue to encounter issues and things that need attention. As I’m sure you know many things have not been addressed for a number of reasons over a long period of time. I’m talking about physical issues with our properties. We are very fortunate to have hired an excellent maintenance supervisor who is working very hard to address these issues and concerns. We are being very prudent with our finances and trying to prioritize these issues/concerns.
One of the issues that needed to be addressed was our processional cross at the church. Our liturgy is always a priority and offering a beautiful sacrifice of the Mass is so very important. The current crucifix was just sitting atop the pole unsecured and was in danger of falling off as we process at Mass and it was unrepairable. A new processional cross has been ordered. The cost of the new processional cross was $1,950.00. I bring this to you as an opportunity to be a memorial patron for the cross. If you would like to cover the cost of the processional crucifix, we will honor your loved one with a plaque in the sacristy where the cross will be kept. If you would like to take advantage of this memorial
opportunity, please call the office during normal business hours.
Thank you for being a part of our efforts to insure the viability and longevity of our parish well into the future.
May our Lord bless each of you this day and always.
Father Mark Groeger is the Parish Administrator of Prince of Peace Church in Northern Cambria, PA.