Beatification of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney

The Beatification of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus, will take place Saturday, October 31, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT.  Members of the Knights of Columbus along with other faithful Catholic Clergy and Laity have been fervently praying for his eventual Canonization and eagerly anticipate this great milestone of his Beatification.

His Beatification presents an opportunity to educate people regarding his good works in his brief time on earth that led to the worldwide charitable impacts of the Knights of Columbus since their founding in 1882.

We are now all invited to pray for fulfillment of the remaining spiritual requirements leading to his Canonization.

The Knights of Columbus offer tremendous assistance to us in the Diocese.  Let us help to publicize this blessed event.

With acknowledge and gratitude for the Beatification of the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus, taking place this weekend in Hartford, CT, we pray that his spirit and legacy of charitable support for widows, children, and all in need continue to foster growth of the Knights of Columbus and embolden in all of us the spiritual gift of Charity, We Pray to the Lord

Sunday Mass at 8:30 am

As announced by Fr. Dave, our Pastor, this past weekend we will add an additional Sunday Mass into our weekend schedule  While the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday and the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday will continue to be held in the Parish Center, the 8:30 am Mass will be held in our PARISH CHURCH.

To accomplish this transition, we must follow current guidelines regarding safety and social distancing.  Due to the size of our Church building. only a limited number of individuals can be accommodated.

Reservations must be made on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week by calling the Parish Office t 717-985-1330.  Each person/household will be assigned a seat to assure for the maximum attendance permitted.

Masks are required upon entering the Parish Church and, of course, the Parish Center.



Eucharistic Procession

Bishop Ronald Gainer will lead a Eucharistic Procession and recitation of the Holy Rosary on Sunday, November 1, 2020. The procession will begin at Saint Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg at 1:30 pm and travel up State Street and around the Capitol complex before returning to the Cathedral.  All are invited to attend.  Participants are asked to maintain social distancing and wear masks.  This event is part of the nationwide movement Unite Our Nation, which is prayerful, non-political and family friendly.  It is designed to help bring peace and pray to the state of Pennsylvania and healing to our nation. Learn more at


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 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:

     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.


“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

Knights of Columbus Council

The Knights will be sponsoring a “SUB SALE”

Order forms will be available in the Parish bulletin or Parish Office on October 18, 2020.  Order may be placed the weekend of October 24/25 and October 31/Nov. 1.  You may contact Ron Benkovic at 717-939-9914 or Ivo Fisic at 717-602-2691. Orders are due on November 2 and pick-up is Saturday, November 7, 2020 in the Parish Center between 10 am and 12 noon.

Italian, Ham or Turkey subs may be ordered for $7.00 each.