Christ the Servant Parish at Our Lady of Peace Church
My prayer is that as you come to know us here at Christ the Servant, you will experience in our parish and school a welcoming family. We invite you to pray and celebrate with us, sharing in the enthusiasm and passion that comes with bringing the mission and ministry of Jesus to our acre of God’s world that we dedicate to Christ the Servant, Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Peace and to Saint Paul the Apostle to the Nations.
Msgr. Lewis F. Gaetano, D.Min.
Administrator and Pastor of Christ the Servant Parish
Thank You to All Those Who Attended Father Lew's 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Click here to view Fr. Ed's special tribute and Father Lew's thank you! Click here to view Fr. Lew's written thank you.
Congratulations to all First Communicants
Watch Monsignor's Homily for the First Communicants
Our support for the 2013 Annual Bishop’s Appeal, Changing Families ...One Family at a Time, is a declaration of our commitment as a parish community to BE the instrument of God’s love, compassion and outreach for those least among us. We share together a commitment as Christ the Servant to directly help those who are in need.
We have the power to directly impact the families of many who are in need of our help. The passion we bring in caring for those who are poor or who are less fortunate is a declaration of where we stand as Servants of Christ – it is a commitment to care for the “least of my brothers and sisters.”
We are called by Christ to care. Christ doesn’t ask us to tell why we care – or to explain the judgments we often make in determining why we extend our care. All the Lord asks is “Did we care?” Do we care?”
We are not asked by the Lord to determine who the “least” should be or are among us. We are only asked to feed, clothe, visit, and give a cup of water - to the “least.”
For when we give generously of ourselves to the least among us – the Lord says “you did it to me.”
Changing Lives...One Family at a Time
The Annual Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church offers Catholics in the Diocese of Youngstown an opportunity to respond to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 25...that when we serve those in need, we are in fact serving Him. The Appeal is primary funding source that allows Catholic Charities to continue Changing Lives...One Family at a Time right here in our six-county diocese.
Support given the Appeal also makes evident our discipleship in Christ Jesus through programs promoting family life, the formation of youth and young adults, the sanctity of human life, religious education and others.