Diocese Hosts First Car Show
GREENSBURG – June 13, 2022 – The Diocese of Greensburg hosts its first ever Car Show Saturday, June 18, beginning at noon at Christ Our Shepherd Center, Greensburg. The Father’s Day weekend event is free. All proceeds will be used to help those in need, specifically the people of Ukraine.
Bishop Larry J. Kulick, JCL, a classic car enthusiast, came up with the idea of hosting a car show. He sponsored similar shows when he was pastor at St. James Parish in New Alexandria. “They were always great opportunities for parishioners and the community at large to come together and experience some of the elements of parish life,” Bishop Kulick said. “I really wanted it to be an event that would bring people together from our Diocese and from Southwestern Pennsylvania.”
Registration for those bringing their classic cars to the show begins at 9 a.m. Children attending the event will be able to make crafts for their fathers beginning at 3 p.m. Live music will be presented by DJ Frankie Day, and a number of food trucks and beverage vendors will be available all day. At 4 p.m., car show awards will be presented, with a special award for father-son or father-daughter classic car pair.
Bishop Kulick will celebrate Mass outdoors (weather permitting) at 4:30 p.m. with a special blessing for all fathers. Music for the Mass will be provided by a special Diocesan Youth Choir under the direction of Tom Octave, Director of Sacred Music.Those attending the Mass are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Bishop Kulick will show his 1949 Pontiac Streamliner Deluxe and 1966 Pontiac Le Mans, a car that holds special sentimental value for him. “It was my grandfather’s car and was the vehicle in which I traveled home from the hospital as a newborn,” he said. “My grandmother gave me the car as a gift for my 18th birthday, so it is incredibly special to me.”
Tickets for a chance to ride in the Streamliner Deluxe with Bishop Kulick will be sold, with all proceeds going to help those in Ukraine.