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.
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 https://osvonlinegiving.com/4532 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.
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.
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 8:30 am and 10:30 am Mass on Sunday via live-streaming (video) on Facebook, My Parish App and our Webpage: www.popsteelton.org.
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.
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.
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
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.