Due to the pandemic, the YMCA of Youngstown’s Spiritual Emphasis Committee will present our annual Good Friday Service virtually on April 2, 2021. The service will be videotaped and a link to view it will be emailed to all YMCA members and guests. Please make sure Patty has your email address if you are not a YMCA member (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, the video will be placed on our Central YMCA Facebook page on Friday, April 2, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
Bishop David Bonnar will deliver this year’s Good Friday message. Rev. David Bonnar was ordained as Diocese of Youngstown bishop on January 12, 2021. Bishop Bonnar became the sixth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. Bishop Bonnar was appointed by Pope Francis on November 17. He was pastor of St. Aidan Parish, Wexford, Pennsylvania, was born in Pittsburgh, and ordained to the priesthood July 23, 1988. He served as a parochial vicar at St. Vitus, New Castle; St. Rosalia, Greenfield; and St. Thomas More, Bethel Park. He served as pastor of St. Bartholomew, Penn Hills, and St. Bernard, Mount Lebanon. He also served as administrator of Our Lady of Grace, Scott Township. For 12 years, Bishop Bonnar was chaplain of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If you purchased a table in 2020 and kept your table for this year, please know that we will guarantee your table for the 2022 Good Friday Breakfast Service! Thank you so much for continuing to support the YMCA of Youngstown by keeping the “C” in the YMCA.
Father, when I consider the sacrifice Jesus made on my behalf, I am humbled and deeply grateful. Thank You Jesus and thank You for the cross. We are hopeful you will join us virtually to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is no Easter without Good Friday. God Bless you.
Thomas M. Gacse
President/Chief Executive Officer