The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is not simply a series of classes, but more a process of prayer, reflection, growing in awareness of God’s loving call and responding to that call.  Come, discover where Jesus might be calling you.  All inquiries are welcome and an immediate commitment is not required.

We will begin on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 and will meet in the Parish Office from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to pray together, to learn about what the Church teaches, to have open discussions about our life of faith in Christ and to grow together as disciples of Christ.

All parishioners are welcome to attend our RCIA.  Feel free to  learn more about your faith and to share your faith with others.

Contact Deacon Grella at 717-939-6431 or email him at

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

August 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10 am to Noon

Tuesday, August 27, 209, 5 pm to 7 pm


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