Father Sy Peterka to Preach During Lenten Mission
Fr. Peterka will be preaching at the 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Masses on Sunday, March 18. The evening Mass will also feature the gospel choir from St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Buffalo.
At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 19, Fr. Peterka will offer a mission talk on social justice as a way of life.
All happenings will take place in Niagara’s Alumni Chapel.
A native of Royersford, Pa., Fr. Peterka graduated magna cum laude from Niagara in 1972. Ordained in 1976, he later earned master’s degrees in divinity and theology. Fr. Peterka went on to teach at St. Joseph’s High School Seminary, and has also served as a vocation director and campus minister.
Fr. Peterka currently serves as pastor at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church in Baltimore, Md. He has been involved with many clergy groups there and is a founding member of Mission Baltimore, a group concerned with the welfare of “unchurched” youth in the city.
Fr. Peterka is the chair of Build Fellowship, an organization that operates three transitional houses aimed at helping people in recovery. He is also a consultant to the church in Ethiopia and an advisor on formation to the Vincentian Province in Nigeria.