The People of God Community was formed in the summer of 1984 through the agreement of eight families. The actual name of the Community was officially adopted in 1986 after prayer and discernment. The Scripture verse 1 Peter 2:9 was the culminating indication that we were “Once no people, but now God’s People, proclaiming His marvelous light.”
The founder of the Community is Martin Hudak. Marty visited several covenant communities throughout the United States during a sabbatical from his teaching duties at King’s College in 1980-81.
In the early 1990’s the Community began to look search out affiliation with an international organization with a strong “Catholic identity.” That search finally ended with our acceptance as full members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships in 1998.
Our Community is presently comprised of seven couples, three widows and seven children under 18. Moderator Jim Gialanella leads the community with the support of the Community Council (three additional members).
Throughout the years our charism has been expressed in hospitality, family life, music and evangelism. We have had a strong youth apostolate for several years, ministered to married couples through “Marriage in the Holy Spirit Weekends” and “Couples for Christ,” and strongly supported our family life through common “Re-Creation Weeks” together for over 25 years. We have coordinated several “Life in the Spirit Seminars” and now find ourselves in a key “collaborative role” with our Diocesan Office of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. That role provides support for “Diocesan Core Teams” who give “Life in the Spirit Seminars” in various parishes. We also provide the leadership for a diocesan charismatic music ministry used at various outreaches and at the Scranton Catholic Charismatic Conference every August.
Go HERE for a history of the Community.