Deacon Patrick M. Kiley

Effective immediately, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, has transferred Deacon Patrick M. Kiley to Parish Ministry at Prince of Peace Parish under the supervision of Father David L. Danneker. Deacon Kiley previously served the people of Good Shepherd Parish in Camp Hill.

The Parishioners of Prince of Peace Parish extend a welcome to Deacon Kiley and his wife, Mary Ellen.

Bishop Gainer has accepted the request from Deacon Grella for his retirement from full-time ministry.  Deacon Grella will continue to minister to the people of Prince of Peace as necessary.  Thank you, Deacon Grella for your years of dedication to Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the BVM Church.

The formal introduction of Deacon Kiley and the retirement of Deacon Grella will be forthcoming by Fr. Dave.

 

 

 

September 27, 2020

Jesus’ simple story of the two sons takes the Gospel out of the realm of the “theoretical” and places the mercy of God into the midst of our busy, complicated everyday lives.  Compassion, forgiveness and mercy are only words until our actions give full expression to those values in our relationships with others; our identifying ourselves as Christians and calling ourselves disciples of Jesus mean nothing until our lives express that identify in the values we uphold and the beliefs we live.  Discipleship requires us to embrace the Gospel not as an unattainable ideal yet as an attitude and perspective for approaching our world as we struggle to live our imperfect lives, a compass that guides us on our journey to life’s fulfillment in God.

In Christ’s Peace, Fr. Dave

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

Spiritual Communion:

     My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul.  Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

    I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

     Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

Note to Parishioners

Dear Parishioners:

Thank you for your understanding as we the Parish community are dealing with the Corona Virus Pandemic.

This Pandemic will cause financial constraints on each of you and on Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.

We hope that you will continue to contribute via our online giving at https://osvonlinegiving.com/4532 or by mailing or dropping off your giving/contribution envelope at the Parish Office.

May God continue to bless each one of you and your families.  Please continue to pray for guidance from our Bishop and Priests of the Diocese of Harrisburg, our Governor, our President and all elected officials.

 

Mass and Liturgical Changes

At this time Fr. Dave will have Mass on Monday at 7 am and Thursday morning at 7 am.  The Mass intentions will be celebrated in Church privately by Fr. Dave on the remaining days.

The MAIN door and the RAMP door will be open at 6:30 am.  None of the other doors will be open and the elevator is not available at this time.

God’s blessings on all of our parishioners and their families.

Mary help of the sick..pray for us

Pray an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be each morning and throughout your day.

 

Mass at Prince of Peace Parish

Live-Streamed Mass at Prince of Peace Parish:

If you are unable to attend our Mass on Saturday at 4 pm or Sunday at 10:30 am in the Parish Center you may watch our 10:30 am Mass on Sunday via live-streaming (video) on Facebook, My Parish App and our                  Webpage: www.popsteelton.org.

     Our Facebook Page is: Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish.

We ask God to heal all those affected by the Corona Virus and to Bless all of our parishioners and our local community and the people of the world.

Message from Bishop Gainer

     At the direction of Bishop Gainer all parishes and institutions are instructed to suspend the distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful by way of the Chalice and to omit the exchange of peace effective February 28, 2020.

Regarding the exchange of peace, the priest/celebrant continues to say, “The peace of the Lord be with you always,” with the Assembly responding. The invitation to exchange the sign of peace is OMITTED (in accord with #128 Ordo Missae), and the Communion Rite continues.

Bishop Gainer has suspended the use of our Holy Water fonts during this period of time.  All of our Parish fonts have been removed and will be replaced at the time of the Bishop’s approval.

This is a temporary measure taken out of abundance of caution for the well being as well as an act of charity toward your fellow parishioners.

 

Upcoming Parish Liturgical & Social Events

Parish Liturgical and Social Events:

  Confessions are being held at 3:00 pm in the back parking lot of our Parish at the area of the garage.

Saturday Vigil  Mass at 4:00 pm will be Celebrated in the Parish Center. The doors to the Parish Center will open 1/2 hour prior to Mass.   You will be required to wear a mask and follow  the 6 ft. social distancing guidelines.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated and live streamed in the Parish Center at 10:30 am following by reception of the Holy Eucharist for those in attendance. Parishioners watching the Mass via our live streaming can come to the back parking lot of the Parish and receive Communion from 11:20 am to 11:45 am following the 10:30 am Mass.

September 30, 2020:  St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

October 1, 2020:  St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor

October 2, 2020:  The Holy Guardian Angels

October 3, 2020:  Blessing Pets in the back parking lot near the garage at 2:30 pm by Fr. Dave. Bring your pets, large and small, for this special blessing.

October 4, 2020:  27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 4, 2020:  Respect Life Sunday

October 5, 2020:  St. Francis Xavier Seelos, Priest

October 6, 2020:  Saint Bruno, Priest. Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, Virgin.

October 7, 2020:  Our Lady of the Rosary

October 9, 2020:  St. Denis, Bishop and Companions, Martyrs, St. John Leonardi, Priest

October 11, 2020:  29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 11, 2020:  World Mission Sunday

October 12, 2020:  Columbus Day

October 14, 2020:  St. Callistus, Pope and Martyr

October 15, 2020:  St. Terese of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

October 16, 2020:  St. Hedwig, Religious and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin

October 17, 2020:  St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

October 18, 2020:  29th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 18, 2020:  World Mission Sunday

October 19, 2020:  Saints John deBrefeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, Companions, Martyrs

October 20, 2020:  St. Paul of the Cross, Priest

October 22, 2020:  St. John Paul, II

October 23, 2020:  St .John of Capistrano, Priest

October 24, 2020:  St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

October 25, 2020:  30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 25, 2020:  Priesthood Sunday

October 28, 2020:  Saints Simon and Just, Apostles

October 31, 2020:  Halloween

 

Mass will be live streamed every Sunday morning at 10:30 am on our Facebook page, MyParish App and on our webpage (popsteelton.org)

“The mystery of the Christian family can be fully understood only in the light of the Father’s infinite love revealed in Christ, who gave himself up for our sake and who continues to dwell in our midst.” 

Pope Francis Amoris :Laetitia (59)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“FLU” Season

As you are aware the “flu season” and Covid-19 Virus is of concern to many.  We will not be distributing the Precious Blood at our Masses.

In regard to the “Sign of Peace” we are recommending that you do not shake hands. Bishop Gainer would like the practice to be discontinued during this time of concern regarding the Covid-19 Virus.  Fr. Dave will continue to say “peace be with you” but then continue on with the Communion Rite.

We have removed our Holy Water fonts at the instruction of Bishop Gainer at this time.  We will continue to keep you apprised with changes to our liturgical services.

Fr. Dave and Deacon Grella

Let Us Prayerfully Remember

Let Us Prayerfully Remember Those Who Have Died Since

November of 2019

Eternal Rest Grant unto them, O Lord…and Let Perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

      Mary Manley, Frances (Vergot) Rust, Dr. Louis J. Pease,  Martin J. Radic, Rachel Pugliese, George M. Benkovic, Sr., Richard E. Farina,  Thomas M. Gustin, Sr. and Frances (Francie) Romano, Dorothy A. (Malinak) Newell, Sarah A. Spizzirri, John D. Sellner, Sr., Frances P. (Gustin) Hernjak, John W. Kambic, Richard J. Gustin, Louise L. Conjar, Mary S. Behofcist, Julia S. Benkovic, William M. Bekelja, Ann H. Rudman, Joyce A. Horner, Dorothy Mahalchick, Rose Marie Ancheff. Cecilia Bosnjak, Peggy Ann Cigic, Marjorie Belsak, Joseph Labashousky, Matilda Pilsitz, Margaret Devlin and Joseph M. Muretic.