Prince of Peace
Ave. & Eighth St.
Prince of Peace
Saturday Vigil -
Monday - 8:00AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Held at St. Lawrence the First Saturday of the Month.
Remaining Saturday's held at Christ, Prince of Peace.
CCD REGISTRATION FORM
Eric Dinga's Candidacy for the Orders
of Diaconate & Priesthood
month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. 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.
August is often considered the transitional month in our seasonal
calendar. It is the time of the year we begin to wind-down from our
summer travels and vacations and prepare for Autumn — back to school,
fall festivals, harvest time, etc. The Church in her holy wisdom has
provided a cycle of events in its liturgical year which allow the
faithful to celebrate the major feasts in the life of Christ and Mary.
Most notably, during August, we celebrate the feast of the
Transfiguration (August 6) and the feast of the Assumption (August 15).
20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
I am the living bread that came down from heaven, says the Lord. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.
The Gospel of the Canaanite women is a lesson to us that we must be
attentive to the Spirit speaking to us, discerning the Spirit, and draw
upon the boldness and courage of the Spirit to act. We learn from the
example the early church gives us that discerning the spirit is not a
totally personal act. This discernment is both liberating and
humbling. It liberates us
from being overly comfortable in living our faith, and humbles us to
trust in the authority of others before we act. Sometimes the Spirit
calls us to make major changes in our lives, and without prayer for the
grace and courage to do so we can easily fall short.
This years picnic will be held on Sunday, September 7th. The day
will begin with Mass at 11:00 AM at Christ, Prince of Peace Church and
continue with the Parish Picnic in the Ford City Park. We
are still seeking a volunteer to organize and who will manage the
entire picnic. All volunteers are truly appreciated and because
of you, this will make a fun and faith filled day. We ask that
you please call the Parish Office (724-763-9141) to volunteer your time