Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Thomas M. Gustin, Sr. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the BVM Church. His Pastor, Fr. David L. Danneker, will be the celebrant. There will be a viewing at Wiedeman Funeral Home prior to the Mass from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Prince of Peace Parish, 815 South Second Street, Steelton, PA.
Fr. Danneker and the parishioners of Prince of Peace Parish extend their prayers and sympathy to his wife, Sue, and the entire Gustin family at this time.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wiedeman Funeral Home.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. On Monday, December 9, 2019, we will celebrate Masses at 7 am and 7 pm to honor our Lady. The Immaculate Conception of Mary points to God’s preparation for the coming of Jesus. We celebrate the fact that Mary was conceived without original sin so that She would eventually be a fitting vessel for the Son of God. Her purity and sinlessness were like those of Adam and Even in the beginning. This special grace did not impede Her freedom to say “yes” or “no” to God. This is important to remember as Mary placed Her life at the service of God. Her “yes” brings our Savior into the world. May we imitate her life of “yes” to God in our own lives. Please plan now to attend Mass and honor Mary.
O Lord Jesus Christ, make me worthy to understand the profound mystery of your holy incarnation, which you have worked for our sake and for our salvation. Truly there is nothing so great and wonderful as this, that you , my God, should become a creature so that we could become like God. You have humbled yourself and made yourself small, that we might be made mighty. Blessed are you, O Lord, who came to earth as one of us. Amen. St. Angela of Foligno
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.
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.