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

Thanksgiving Prayer

Gracious God, we give You thanks for Your overflowing generosity to us  Thank You for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this Thanksgiving Feast today.  Thank You for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here.  Thank you for our health, our work, and our play.  Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering.  We especially remember those who could not be with us today due to the Pandemic, may they know that we miss their presence and that they are in our tho9ughts and prayers.  Please bring an end to this Pandemic and protect all of us from it.  Open our hearts to Your love.  We ask Your blessing through Christ Your Son and our Lord.  Amen.

Pray for the Poor Souls

November is the month when we pray for the Poor Souls in Purgatory.  The saints in heaven and the suffering souls in purgatory are also part of the mystical Body that is the Church with Christ as its head.  We are all members of the mystical body of Christ.  So it is fitting that we care for and remember one another.  On All Souls Day we pay special tribute to the souls in Purgatory.  We should remember and pray daily for our deceased relatives and friends because we cannot be assured of the state of their souls.  Even if  a soul dies in a state of grace, there are often imperfections that need to be purified in order for that soul to enter heaven.  The suffering souls are dependent on us, the Church, who have the means to relieve their misery  We alone can offer Masses, and practice almsgiving and mortifications for the saving of their souls.

Please list the names of our beloved deceased relatives and friends on your All Souls envelope so that they may be placed near the altar throughout the month of November.

Sunday Mass at 8:30 am

As announced by Fr. Dave, our Pastor, this past weekend we will add an additional Sunday Mass into our weekend schedule.  While the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday and the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday will continue to be held in the Parish Center, the 8:30 am Mass will be held in our PARISH CHURCH.

To accomplish this transition, we must follow current guidelines regarding safety and social distancing.  Due to the size of our Church building. only a limited number of individuals can be accommodated.

You may contact the Parish Office at 717-985-1330 on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week to let us know if you will be attending this Mass.  You may send us an email at if you prefer. 

Masks and social distancing are required upon entering the Parish Church and, of course, the Parish Center.




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 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.


“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