Our Parish will begin our “Giving Tree”as the “Joy of Giving” weekend on November 30, 2019 and December 1, 2019.  We will collect gifts for Lourdes House, Interfaith Shelter and Evergreen House.  Each of the Christmas ornaments has a gift for you to purchase.  Please wrap your gift or place it in a gift bag, attach the ornament and place it under our Giving Tree.  Let us share the Gift of Christmas with these children and families. Thank you for your participation in our Parish project.  The gifts will be delivered to the facilities on December 20, 2019.

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

December 2019

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.