World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday Is October 20, 2019

We Are Baptized And Sent!

Next week is World Mission Sunday, in a special Extraordinary Missionary Month.  We are called through out baptism to be part of the Church’s missionary efforts, through prayer, self-sacrifice and support of missionary vocations through material aid.

Remembering that we are baptized and sent as a Universal Church of Christ on mission in the world, we can…PRAY for the Church’s worldwide missionary work.

OFFER financial HELP and CHARITY through the Society  for the Propagation of the Faith for vulnerable communities throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.

Thank you for your generosity.


This October our Church will celebrate Respect Life Month by collecting money for the “Pennies for Life” Campaign.  Pennies for Life is an initiative by our diocese to support local crisis pregnancy centers, to educate people on pro-life issues and to counsel post-abortive women.  Participants are asked to donate in thanksgiving to God for the life He has given them and to help “give life” to another person.  Containers for donations are located in the back of our Church.  You may, also, place your donation in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket.  Give the gift of life this October.  Thank you for your generosity.

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

October 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5 pm to 7 pm


                       You may call the Parish Office of Prince of Peace Parish                                         at 717-985-1330 with any questions.