We invite everyone to join together and participate in securing the future of the Cathedral. We ask that you prayerfully consider how you and your family can help your Cathedral by financially supporting our ministries, furthering our mission, and reinforcing our future.
Love Your Parish
Here, united in God’s love, we are a visible sign of the body of Christ and together we do great things. Nourished by prayer and the sacraments, the members of our parish community are journeying on the path of discipleship and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ daily. We value discipleship and evangelization.
Love Your Neighbor
We know the importance of bringing the love of God to our sisters and brothers - our neighbors. Through our many ministries, and our social and service-oriented outreach programs, we put into action the truth stated so eloquently by St. John the Apostle: “If God so loved us, we also must love one another” (1 Jn 4:11).
Love Your Savior
As we strive to love one another better, good stewardship plays a key role. Stewardship isn’t a code word for financial support. Stewardship is about doing the work of Christ and engaging our many resources to further the ministry and mission of Our Lord. Remembering that everything we have is a gift from our creator.
A Message from Father Tudgay
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we begin a new year together, I am grateful and excited to introduce our stewardship participation campaign, Cathedral Mission Forward. Together with many other parishes in the Diocese of Scranton, the Cathedral Parish is taking this opportunity to speak about our mission and your participation in it.
As your new pastor, I want to thank everyone for your patience and encouragement as I settle into my new life here with you in Scranton. Week after week, I continue to see new faces at our weekend Masses, particularly among those who are moving downtown. I continue to be encouraged by the enthusiasm expressed by so many who have remained faithful to the Cathedral Parish through all the challenges that we have faced over the past few years. I am incredibly hopeful about our future as a parish, and I am grateful to be with you to share in it.
As Cathedral Mission Forward begins over these next few weeks, I want to invite everyone to reflect on the level of financial support that you provide to the Cathedral Parish. Our Commitment Weekend will take place the weekend of February 11-12, 2023. As you prayerfully consider your level of financial support for the mission of the Cathedral of Saint Peter, and think about an increase, I would like you to use the enclosed Commitment Card. You may complete and return your Cathedral Mission Forward Commitment Card in one of the following ways:
• Mail your card to the Cathedral office using the pre-addressed envelope included with this letter.
• Bring your card to Mass next Sunday and place it in the offertory basket.
• Visit our parish website at www.stpeterscathedral.org and complete an electronic Commitment Card using the “Donate” tab on the main page.
Your participation in Cathedral Mission Forward will ensure that our mission can remain vibrant and strong as we seek to announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ and live our discipleship with joy. Please know of my daily prayers and gratitude for each of you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Reverend Jeffrey D. Tudgay, J.C.L.