Faith Formation does not end with Confirmation!

It is a time for new beginnings and exploring the faith through an adult perspective.
There is always something to learn and do to help us grow in relationship with God and others.

Grow in Your Faith with These Opportunities


     God took the fragrance of a flower, the majesty of a tree, the gentleness of morning dew, the calm of a quiet sea, the beauty of the twilight hour, the soul of a starry night, the laughter of a rippling brook, the grace of a bird in flight.  Then God fashioned from these things a creation like no other, and when His masterpiece was through He called it simply, Mother.

–Herbert Farnham–

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Moms.  May the love and specialness you feel this day be yours every day of the year.  In a special way we remember all those who lost their Mom since last year, all those who have suffered the death of a child, those who have lost their spouse, and those who are unable to be Moms, be assured of my prayers for you.

God of life and love, hear the humble prayers of your faithful people.  God of all who are living and all who have gone before us in faith.  God of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, bless all mothers on this day dedicated to them.  Bless our mothers in this life with health of mind and body, with hearts always alive in love and joy, with souls graced by your constant presence.  May they always feel pride in their children and fulfillment in the nurturing care that they have given them. Bless our mothers in the next life.  Grant them a place with You at the eternal banquet of heaven rejoicing forever in Your divine embrace and in the everlasting reunion of family and friends.  We ask this blessing for all of our mothers in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

In Christ’s Peace, Fr. Dave


POP Culture

Our new video series, POP Culture, is available. You may watch the video live on our Facebook Page (Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish) or on YouTube.

Since the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary we will focus on the importance of praying the Rosary and concentrate on the life of our Blessed Mother. 

Please take some time out of your busy schedule to view the series.  You may, also, view our previous videos.  This is a new venture for Prince of Peace and we hope to continue this into the future.

We will have a guest on POP Culture monthly, so stay tuned.


Spiritual Communion:

     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.

Note to Parishioners

Dear Parishioners:

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 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.


Mass and Liturgical Changes

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.


Mass at Prince of Peace Parish

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:

     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.

Message from Bishop Gainer

     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.

Bishop Gainer’s “The Faith Alive” Series watch below on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Harrisburg.

“FLU” Season

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