Our Bereavement Committee, Circle of Hands/Circle of Hope is sponsoring a gathering on July 24, 2019 at 5 pm in the GYM of the Parish Center of Prince of Peace Parish.  Our Guest Speak will be Michele Conway, MDiv, UPMC Pinnacle Spiritual Care Services, Chaplain. Her topic for the evening will be “Managing Your Feelings of Grief”.

All are welcome to attend.  Light refreshment will be served.  Please contact the Parish Office at 717-985-1330 if you plan to attend.



Fr. Dave and the Parish Office Staff wish to extend their gratitude to all of our volunteers who gave of their time to work at our Parish Picnic on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

A special thank you to Jordan Dale and her husband John for chairing the picnic and organizing the “worker bees” to cover the concession areas.  We thank God for the beautiful day and for the success of our picnic.

We want to extend our thank you to all of our parishioners and businesses for their monetary donations, gift cards, gift baskets, fudge, cakes, strudels, pitas and other pastries too numerous to mention.

The winners of our raffle are as follows:  Robert Young: $500.00,             John Begani $250.00, Tom Acri $100.00, Mark Slothower $50.00,           Kelley Young $50.00 and Lynn A. Mateer, Jr., $50.00.


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

July 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm

August 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, August 27, 209, 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 pop.parish@comcast.net and place your order.  Your participation in this program is appreciated.

Guardian Angel Fund

Our Guardian Angel Fund is a way for you to assist some of our children and their families with a Catholic education.  We have children from our parish that attend St. Catherine Laboure, Seven Sorrows of the BVM and our high school, Bishop McDevitt.  The donations given to this fund will not be applied to any other expense other than education.

Please enclose your donation in an envelope marked “Guardian Angel Fund” and place it in the collection basket or mail it to the Parish Office.  We thank you, in advance, for your interest in the education of our Parish children.


BINGO is scheduled every Monday evening in the Parish Center.  Early Bird games begin at 6:45 pm and regular Bingo at 7 pm.  Join the folks, share in the fun and excitement of being able to shout, BINGO!!  Food, snacks, desserts, candy and ice cream are available for your appetite.

Volunteers are always welcome to sell bingo specials, sell raffle tickets, work in the kitchen or help at the soda, dessert and “goodies” table.

We appreciate all donations of cakes and pies or any other type of desserts.


Knights of Columbus Council

The Knights hold their monthly meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Knights Room of the Parish Center.  All are invited to attend and spend some time discussing ways to be of service to our Parish and the local community.  We rely on our Knights for all of our fundraising events.


Prayer for our Deceased


    God Our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those, who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end.  I pray in hope for our families, relatives and friends and for all the dead know to you alone. In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away.  Unite us together again in one family to sing your praise forever and ever.  Amen.

May they rest in peace.