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Patrick Francis Werszner Memorial Scholarship

Attention all 8th grade students of any school who are members of Prince of Peace Parish.

Are you planning to attend John Carroll Catholic High School during the 2017-2018 school year? If so, the PoP Knights of Columbus invites you to participate in their second Essay Writing Challenge on Monday, May 8th from 5:30PM – 7PM in the St. Monica Room.

The theme of the Essay is "Why does God love us so much?"

  • On Essay writing day, there will be NO Cell Phones, or prewritten essays. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • You are allowed to bring two 3X5 index cards with notes, bullet points or brainstorming ideas.
  • Write as many pages as you like within the 1.5 hour time limit.
  • The scholarship winner will receive $1,000 toward tuition for their freshmen year at John Carroll, renewable for $500 each year as long as an A/B average is maintained.

    Applications are available here and at the Welcome Desk in the Gathering Space.

    If questions, please email Alvie Allison at

    Stewardship: Parishioners Answering God’s Call in Hospitality

  • A couple, parishioners at Prince of Peace, took on a family project recently. They donated supplies to be used for the creation of ‘Matthew bags.’ The High School Youth Group, of which their daughter is a member, stuffed the bags to be given to parishioners to distribute. Their kind act of service allowed others in the parish to demonstrate service and hospitality to those less fortunate.
  • Please submit your stewardship story examples to They may be edited for space consideration.
  • Religious Education

    Contagious Living

  • When it comes to Evangelization it seems that every Catholic’s favorite quote is from Francis of Assisi: “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary, use words.” There are two things to consider here. First, he did say to preach the Gospel at all times. Second, he didn’t say never to use words. The quote is used too often as an excuse not to preach the Gospel, especially not to actively evangelize.
  • Evangelization is to the Church what breathing is to a person. If we stop doing it for long enough, we will die. The Church has been on life support in this area for decades now. And the truth is, it is our mission to evangelize. We exist to evangelize. It is our very existence. But we are neglecting it, and perhaps that is why our very existence in different places is being threatened. Isn’t forgetting the reason for our existence the ultimate form of spiritual amnesia?
  • How do we start? We do so in the same way we are called to start with each of the four signs: with the smallest nonthreatening step. (Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Matthew Kelly)
  • As an Easter people, how are we called to evangelize and spread the Good News? As parents, are we making a point to talk about our faith to our children? Do they know what it means to be truly ‘catholic’? Let’s try to make some time each day to talk about the unconditional love of Jesus and His message of peace, acceptance and compassion.
  • Upcoming Dates:

  • Classes: April 23, 30 (last class)
  • Confirmation Retreat and Practice - April 30
  • Confirmation - May 4
  • First Eucharist Practice - May 5
  • First Eucharist - May 6 & 7
  • Summer Sunday School (K3-GR1) begins May 14
  • Contact Megan Everett for more information,
  • VBS 2017: Maker Fun Factory - Created by God, Built for a Purpose

  • June 5-9, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - K3 - Rising 5th Graders
  • Registration forms are available on the Prince of Peace website or on the table outside the Religious Education Office.
  • Eucharistic Adoration

  • Prince of Peace is blessed to have Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday in the Chapel from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm. Prayerfully consider being a committed adorer. A committed adorer attends each week in the same one hour time slot. We also need people who are willing to serve as substitutes in the case that a committed adorer cannot attend his or her hour. To register or to obtain more information, please contact the church office at 205.822.9125 or by email at
  • Church Nursery

  • Church Nursery is available to children ages 6 months through 2 years of age during the 8:30 am and 11:00 am Masses. If you have never visited our nursery, you are welcome to come down for a tour!
  • Please contact Kara Woodard at 822-9125 ext. 15 for more information.
  • More information is available in the weekly bulletin. Click here to download.

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