Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ:

Jesus holds up the model of the shrewd manager in today’s Gospel not as an endorsement of larceny but for his ingenuity in getting things done.  In the parable, Jesus is asking why we are not as industrious or as dedicated in pursuing the lasting things of God as we are to the impermanent and far less important things of the world.  Our faith should challenge us to be as ingenious for the sake of God’s reign as we are in our careers and professions, to be as ready and willing to use our time and money to accomplish great things in terms of the Gospel as we are to secure our own security and happiness.  Christ calls us to use the cleverness, skill and ingenuity of the wily steward to build the Kingdom of God in our time and place.

In Christ’s Peace:  Fr. Dave

Blessed Is She

Unfortunately, at this time, we will be postponing our Blessed Is She Brunch that was scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 1:00 pm in the Parish Center of Prince of Peace Parish.

We will provide updated information on a reschedule date in the near future.

Thank you for your consideration to us in regard to this cancellation.

Blessed Is She Committee

“All You Can Eat Breakfast”


   Our Knights of Columbus are sponsoring an “All You Can Eat Breakfast” on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon.

The breakfast will be held in the GYM of the Parish Center of Prince of Peace Parish.

The breakfast consists of eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, muffins, orange juice and coffee.  The cost of the breakfast is: $8.00 and may be paid at the door.

Join us for a morning of good food and an opportunity to spend time with family and fellow parishioners.

September is Dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. Each month of the liturgical year is devoted to a particular Catholic tradition, usually centered on a Feast during that month.  As August was the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, September follows as the Month of Our Lady of Sorrows.

We see this theme of joy followed by affliction mirrored in the liturgical calendar in two September feasts – the Exaltation of the Holy Cross on September 14 and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15.  Happy the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary!  She, without, dying, earned the treasure of martyrdom beneath the Cross of our Lord for her anguish.

The name of Our Lady of Sorrows centers on the extraordinary and bittersweet suffering the Blessed Mother experienced during Christ’s Passion.   During this month of September, we are drawn into the spiritual martyrdom that the Blessed Mother experienced during the physical martyrdom of Jesus.  The evils of sin are manifest but conquered through intense suffering.  The Blessed Mother’s tears of anguish reflect God’s washing away of sin. If you haven’t ever prayed the Seven Sorrows Chaplet, you might want to consider exploring this devotion.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is not simply a series of classes, but more a process of prayer, reflection, growing in awareness of God’s loving call and responding to that call.  Come, discover where Jesus might be calling you.  All inquiries are welcome and an immediate commitment is not required.

We will begin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 and will meet in the Parish Office from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to pray together, to learn about what the Church teaches, to have open discussions about our life of faith in Christ and to grow together as disciples of Christ.

All parishioners are welcome to attend our RCIA.  Feel free to  learn more about your faith and to share your faith with others.

Contact Deacon Grella at 717-939-6431 or email him at

Let Us Prayerfully Remember

Let Us Prayerfully Remember Those Who Have Died Since

November of 2018

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.

Virginia (Yetter) Zuvich, Joseph Musa, Jr., Natalie Cibort, Mary C. Kuharic, Marija Babich, Scott A. Carricato, Frank M. Doric, John D. Zales, Fabiola (Faby) Gornik, Nathaniel Zapcic, Deana Shaub, Joseph Vasco, Vera (Tudic) Sugar, Diane (Grass) Zeigler, Margaret Kocevar and Virginia Hoover Magnelli, Gina Gilmore, Helen M. (Pucko) Tezak, Anne Marie Orris, Carmelia (Carm) Urich,  Cathy Labashousky, Betty Jordanoff, Marie E. Furjanic, Edward Loncar,  Marie (Lukina) Iaria, Anna Behofcist, Betty Byrd, Francine (Hernjak) Yetter, Thomas Rubinic, John A. Szada, Sr., Ann (Devaric) Nicotera, Joanne (Fink) Bosak, Mary DeFilippo and David Navarro.




Effective immediately our Church doors will be open on Saturdays at 2:45 pm for Confession and will remain open until after the 4:00 pm Mass.

Sunday morning our doors to the Church will open at 8:00 am and remain open until after the 10:30 am Mass.

The Precious Blood of Christ will be administered effective April 28, 2019, Divine Mercy Sunday at our Masses.

Sharing the Sign of Peace during Mass may be a nod or just turning to your neighbor and saying “Peace Be With You”.

Thank you for your consideration to our Parish  and our parishioners due to the above changes.




Mary’s Helpers Food Pantry

Mary’s Helpers was established in 2008 under the supervision of Sister Sue Ann Steves.  Over the years the Food Pantry has established relationships with PA State Medical Center, Costco and other charitable organizations. 

The Food Pantry, Mary’s Helpers, purchases their food supplies from the Central PA Food Bank and receives donations from Prince of Peace Parishioners, Costco, Matthew-25 Grants via the Diocese of Harrisburg and the United Way.  PA State Medical Center and the Central PA Food Bank hold classes to assist the needy in the area with dietary needs, blood pressure screenings and “Flu” shots. Currently the Food Pantry has been of service to 3,727 individuals during the 2018 fiscal year.  We rely on our dedicated volunteers to give assistance to the Food Pantry and to our Chairpersons.  Our volunteers are dedicated to the Food Pantry which Sr. Sue Ann Steves established and will continue to be of service to our local community.

Mary’s Helpers Food Pantry and Clothing Store

will be open on the following dates in

September 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10 am to 12 noon

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm

October 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm


                       You may call the Parish Office of Prince of Peace Parish                                         at 717-985-1330 with any questions.


SCRIP Program


Our SCRIP program to purchase “gift cards” is available to all of our Parishioners.  The cards are great for Birthday, Anniversary, Thank you, Baptism, Graduation and many more occasions or for your day to day shopping. The SCRIP profits benefit our children’s education and other Outreach Programs in our Parish.

A list of gift cards available for purchasing is in the back of Church.  You can order gift cards for as little as $5.00 and up.  Giant, Weis, Target, CVS, Panera Bread, Texas Roadhouse, Walmart and loads of other local stores.  Call us today at 717-985-1330 or email and place your order.  Your participation in this program is appreciated.