Adult

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


Holy Week and Easter Mass

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer regrettably announces that no public Masses will be celebrated for Palm Sunday, Holy Week of Easter  This difficult decision was made after careful consideration of the decree issued by Pope Francis and in following the recommendations of state and local government and, most especially, out of continued concern for the health and well-being of the faithful during these unprecedented times.

“Although we cannot come together for public Masses during this holiest time of year, our priests will celebrate Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Masses.  Many of our Parishes are live streaming these Masses and I encourage the faithful to participate in Mass through these online means.”

Prince of Peace Parish will be live streaming these Masses via our Facebook page, our Parish web site (popsteelton.org) and MyParish App.

Please contact the Parish Office at 717-985-1330 with any questions or the Diocesan web page:  www.hbgdiocese.org/coronavirus

 

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 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.

 

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

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.

Daily Prayer During Lent

Father, through our observance of Lent, help us to understand the meaning of our Son’s death and resurrection, and teach us to reflect it in our lives. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Lord Our God, You formed man from the clay of the earth and breathed into him the spirit of life, but he turned from your face and sinned.  In this time of repentance we call out for mercy. Bring us back to you and to the life your Son won for us by his death on the cross, for He lives and reigns for ever and ever.

Merciful God, you called us forth from the dust of the earth; You claimed us for Christ in the waters of baptism.  Look upon us as we enter these Forty days bearing the mark of ashes, and bless our journey through the desert of Lent to the font of rebirth.  May our fasting be hunger for justice; our alms, a making of peace; our prayer the chant of humble and grateful  hearts. All that we do and pray is in the name of Jesus, for in His cross you proclaim your love for ever and ever.  Amen.

Mass and Liturgical Changes

Bishop Gainer has requested that the Parishes in the Diocese of Harrisburg celebrate no weekday morning or Sunday mass due to the Corona Virus. Our Masses and intentions will be celebrated privately by Fr Dave each day and the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday will be live streamed (videoed). The Mass may be watched on Facebook, MyParish app or on our web page popsteelton.org. All other liturgies are cancelled until further notice from the Bishop.

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.

Call the Parish Office for additional lives formation.

Mass at Prince of Peace Parish

Watch Mass at Prince of Peace Parish:

You may watch our 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.

DIOCESAN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN..ROOTED IN FAITH

WE WILL CONTINUE OUR IN-PEW COMMITMENT FOR THE DIOCESAN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 14/15, 2020 

     YOU STRENGTHEN OUR PARISHES, CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND THE FAITHFUL THROUGH SUPPORTING A MULTITUDE OF EVANGELIZATION PROGRAMS.  WHETHER PROVIDING SPECIALIZED FAITH ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG ADULTS, WORKSHOPS FOR MEN AND WOMEN TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CATHOLICS, MINISTRY RESOURCES USED IN OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS, OR PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUTH TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR LOVE OF THE FAITH, YOUR SUPPORT HELPS TO FORWARD THE MISSION, ENERGIZE THOSE ON FIRE FOR CHRIST, AND KINDLE THE FIRES IN THOSE LOOKING FOR TRUTH.

Lenten Guidelines

Prayer:  Catholics are encouraged to pray more during Lent, especially with Scripture.  Lent is also an ideal time to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for the celebration of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.

Fasting and Abstinence: Catholics of age 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent. In addition, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics from age 18-59 fast, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day.

Almsgiving: Moved by the sacrifice of Christ, many Christians combine almsgiving with fasting, giving to the poor the money they saved by eating, drinking or buying less as they rely more on God’s abundant grace.

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.