Christ, Prince of Peace
Christ, Prince of Peace
Fourth Ave. & Eighth St.
Ford City, PA  16226

Christ, Prince of Peace
Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil - 5:00PM
Sunday - 11:00

Monday - 8:00AM
Wednesday - 8:00AM
Friday - 8:00AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday - 9:00AM

Held at St. Lawrence the First Saturday of the Month.
Remaining Saturday's held at Christ, Prince of Peace.

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The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

July is usually hot and a time for relaxing. It is also the time when crops planted in the Spring are maturing and growing. Just as the crops are dependent upon summer rains not only to grow but to survive so our spiritual development is dependent upon our frequenting the sacraments and receiving the Blood of Christ.


It is with great pleasure that we welcome Father John J. Harrold to our Parishes. He was born Nov. 9, 1963. He is the son of the late Charles R. & Dorothy A. Harrold. Father John has one brother, David, and three sisters, Mary Joyce, Jane and Peggy. A native of Greensburg, Father John grew up as a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish. He attended grade school at the cathedral, and graduated from Greensburg Salem High School. He went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where he earned a bachelor's degree in food service management.

While a student at IUP, he was active at the Newman Center (now St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana), where he recognized his call to the priesthood. Father John earned a master of divinity degree from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, N.Y., in 1992. He was ordained May 16, 1992 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Father John served the parish of St. Rose, Latrobe as a deacon, and St. Agnes Parish, North Huntingdon (1992-93); Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville (1993-96); St. John the Evangelist Parish, Uniontown (1996-98); and St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Indiana (1998-99) as a parochial vicar. Father John's first pastorate was St. Raymond of the Mountains Parish, Donegal, where he served from 1999 until this present assignment in July, 2007. St. Edward Parish is Father John's second pastorate. Father John enjoys bowling, skiing, golf, volleyball, woodworking, Renaissance festivals, cards and computers.

Contact Information

Fr. John J. Harrold, Pastor
Susan Gallovich, Business Manager
Michael Heilman & Sandy Reich, Organists

Parish Office
Phone: 724-763-9141

Fax: 724-763-9142

Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM -12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
718 Fourth Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226