Matthew-25 Collection

The Matthew-25 Collection will be taken the weekend of November 23/24, 2019.  There will be a second collection taken that supports parish and Diocesan ministries focused on proving food, clothing and shelter for the needy within the 15 counties of the Diocese.  Because of your generosity last year, more than $231,000.00 was distributed to 34 agencies in the Diocese.  Our Parish benefited as well as 25% of what was collected stayed in our Parish to support our ministries.  Please be as generous as possible in next week’s collection. There is an envelope in your packet that you may use for the collection.

Our Mary’s Helpers Food and Clothing Pantry received a Grant from Matthew-25 for the 2018/2019 year. The grant enabled the Food Pantry to purchase food, clothing and shelter for the underprivileged in our  local community.  The staff of Mary’s Helpers is most appreciative of receiving the Grant from the Matthew-25 Collection.


Feast of Jesus Christ King of the Universe

We will be celebrating the feast of our Parish, Jesus Christ King of the Universe, the weekend of November 23 and November 24, 2019.  There will be a social in the GYM of the Parish Center following each of our weekend Masses.

All Parishioners, friends and visitors are invited to spent time with our Pastor, Fr. Dave, and fellow parishioners on this occasion.

Light refreshments will be served for all to enjoy.

Blessed Is She Brunch

Our  Blessed Is She Prayer Group is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 19, 2019,at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.

We will spend some time in prayer and reflection for all the gifts we have received from our Heavenly Father.  We thank God for our families and all the blessings we have received in our life time.

We hope to see as many women at our Blessed Is She  Prayer Group as possible.  Both Young and not so Young ladies are invited.


Upcoming Parish Liturgical & Social Events

Parish Liturgical and Social Events:

Nov. 19:  Blessed Is She Prayer Group meeting at 6:30 pm in Parish Center

Nov. 23/24:  Feast Day of Prince of Peace Parish:  Jesus Christ King of the Universe.         We will be having a Social in the GYM of the Parish Center following each of our Masses.  Please join Fr. Dave and other parishioners and visitors .

Nov. 23/24:  Matthew-25 Second Collection

Nov. 28:  Mass on Thanksgiving Day is scheduled at 9 am. Begin your Thanksgiving Day holiday by attending Mass to thank God for all of His blessings that you have received during the year .

Nov. 28:  Happy Thanksgiving.  God’s Blessings to All!

Dec. 3:  Knights of Columbus Council Meeting

Dec. 10:  50+ Christmas Dinner t 6:00 pm.  Reservations required. You may contact the Parish Office at 717-985-1330.



“FLU” Season Is Upon Us

As you are aware “flu season” is right around the corner.  We will not be distributing the Precious Blood beginning November 1, 2019 at our Masses.  We will resume the Precious Blood distribution on Divine Mercy Sunday.

In regard to the “Sign of Peace” we are recommending that you do not shake hands. A nod of the head or just saying “Peace Be With you” would be sufficient.

Thank you for your consideration to your fellow parishioners and to Fr. Dave and Deacon Grella.


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

November 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10 am to 12 Noon

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm

December 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, December 17, 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.

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.