Parish Happenings

  • Sunday, May 19 - Dear Friends, This weekend the diocese rejoiced at the ordination of three men to the Transitional diaconate. These three men are called transitional deacons because they are being ordained as deacons as part of their journey toward priestly ordination the following year. The work "transitional" is used to emphasize that… Read More...
  • Fr. Arena - Dear Friends, As most of you know by now, my father Frederick Arena passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago. While there is sorrow at his passing, I am propelled forward by faith in our Heavenly Father and hope for the future Resurrection. I would like to thank all of you… Read More...
  • Blessed Virgin Mary - As we enter the month of May, we are reminded of the beautiful tradition in our Catholic faith of honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a time when we reflect on her virtues, seek her intercession, and deepen our devotion to her as our spiritual mother. It is a… Read More...
  • What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? - What Does It Mean To Be Catholic?  The Catholic Church was founded by Christ and his Apostles.  There are four marks or characteristics of the Church, and we are reminded of them each time we pray the Nicene Creed at Mass. One:  Means all members are united as the Body… Read More...
  • Infant of Prague - It was a little painted statue and stood a foot and a half high, was dressed in exquisite court dress, and cherished as an heirloom wedding gift. It came from Spain during an early spread of devotion to the Christ Child. In the 17th century, a Spanish noblewoman named Isabel… Read More...
  • 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.    … Read More...
  • Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto - Dear Friends Visit our Grotto at Prince of Peace Parish-Assumption of the BVM Church. Pray to our Blessed  Mother for peace in our country and the world and ask her assistance to bring friends and families who are not practicing their faith to return to her son, Our Lord Jesus.… Read More...
  • Sacrifice of the Mass - The Sign of the Cross and the Greeting tells us who we are as we gather to enter into the Mystery of Our Lord's Death and Resurrection. The Penitential Rite  gives us the opportunity to acknowledge our sinfulness as we approach the Sacrifice of Christ that destroys sin and bring… Read More...
  • Eucharistic Revival -   June 2023 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.  For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink." John 6: 54-55 On June 19th. of last year,… Read More...
  • Upcoming Parish Liturgical & Social Events -  Confessions are scheduled every Saturday in our Parish Church from 3 pm to 3:30 pm.  Our Saturday Vigil  Mass at 4:00 pm  and  Sunday Mass at 8:30 am  and 10:30 am will be celebrated in our Parish Church and the doors will open 1/2 hour prior to the start of… Read More...