December 8, 2013
Second Sunday of Advent
The Prince of Peace community would like to extend our sympathy to Deidre Allison and her family on the death of her mother, June Bishop Rogers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Light is Still on for You!
You are invited to the Sacrament of Penance.
Stay, pray, & find a little peace.Wednesday, December 186:30 pmWhether you have been away from the church for a while or you are a Catholic who attends Mass regularly, but have not gone to confession in some time, we invite you to take advantage of this special night of grace.
Breakfast with Santa
Playschool Annual FundraiserTuesday, December 10 - 9:00 amTickets are $5.00 per personWe will be collecting unwrapped gifts for Baby Jesus. These baby items will be donated to underprivileged new mothers.The Playschool will be closed on Tuesday, December 10.Please call Kara Woodard at 205.822.9125 for more information. Tickets can be purchased in the Playschool Office by December 6.
Rosary & Mass
Every Monday Rosary at 6:00 pm, Mass at 6:30 pm
The Rosary is a wonderful way to pray for people in your life. As Mary intercedes for us to the Father, so too can we intercede for those in our lives that need our prayers. If you would like to lead the rosary on Monday evenings, individually or as a family, please contact the church office at 205.822.9125 to schedule. Materials are provided in the chapel for the Rosary.Click here to listen to the Rosary.
Wednesday DinnersWednesday night dinners resume on September 18. Join us at 5:30 pm in Deasy Hall for dinner. Adults $4, children $2, those under 5 eat free. Come for a delicious meal and fellowship. All are welcome!
To be included on the prayer list, please call the church office. To be a part of the parish email prayer chain, please contact: Dolores Kremer, 205.979.0229 or email@example.com. Our love and prayers are offered for the following:Kay HandHunter PaceJohn DurnakLibby TroncalliSue PorteraVirginia LorinoBill Muldowney, Sr.Mary TuckerRick CrockerCharles PardiFrances PardiMary Anne PhillipsTherese AvantMargaret FennMary Ellen BolinBernard LorinoAnthony CacioppoLois BradleyKatie CrookHelen MajerikBryan RosenstielRosalie GiambroneKeith LuscoGrace BauerWilma HaywoodTim ManzellaKathy MahonMary Kay MinorHarold EddyColette ScottElias ShunnarahEmmet JohnsonFrankie CacioppoEllen PoseyCurtis AustinPaul BochnakCharlie CarpriElizabeth CveteticGwen TierneyJack SpuhlerYolanda RamosRosemary CollinsJason McNeilMarjorie LeventryJosephine GreenClaudia CharmeLinda LewisAmy JudgeMary Jane SerioThe Nelson FamilyHannah NelsonErrol AustinChristina CorreaHoward Von HagelIndia LuscoRuth Peters
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24:4:00 pm Deasy Hall (English)4:00 pm Church - Children’s Mass (English)6:00 pm Church (English)8:00 pm Church (English)8:00 pm Deasy Hall (Hispanic)
Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25:10:00 am Church (English)11:30 am Church (Hispanic)
Stewardship: Parishioners Answering God’s CallThree years ago, a parishioner tragically lost a daughter who was the mother to a toddler and infant. The parishioner struggled with the various stages of grief which included abandoning church for a period of time. Eventually, she found the strength she needed through prayer and the help of friends and family to resume normal activities. She has a non-Catholic friend who is experiencing some difficulty in her life. The parishioner has reached out to her to invite her to participate in the Parish Day of Service and to also encourage her to explore the Catholic faith. The parishioner is both a recipient and provider of Christian kindness.Please submit your stewardship story examples to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may be edited for space consideration.
NurseryThe church nursery is available Sunday mornings during the 8:30 and 11:00 am Masses. Nursery is available for children 6 months to 2 years of age. Children 3-5 years of age are welcome to attend the Religious Education Summer Sunday School Program. If you have any questions, please call Kara Woodard at 205.822.9125.
Caring NeedlesOn Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the St. Elizabeth Room, parishioners come together to knit and crochet shawls to distribute to the sick. These gifts are given as reminders of prayers and support during times of serious health needs. Please contact Pam Ozeki at 205.481.1528 for more information. If anyone needs a prayer shawl, please contact Pam Ozeki or the church office at 205.822.9125.
Shared BlessingsEveryday, we have families in our parish who are in need. Please consider donating items you no longer have use for to Prince of Peace. We accept all types of household necessities in good condition. We are currently in need of a twin & full size bedframes, kitchen table and chairs and pots & pans. We are also in need of strong people with trucks to help pick up large items. If you would like to be part of this ministry or for more information, contact Kathy Claypoole at 205.451.3332 or email at email@example.com or contact Valeria Hernandez at 205.718.3385. Please contact the parish office or Kathy Claypoole if you are in need of assistance through this program.
Sunday School classes resume this weekend! We hope you enjoyed the break and had a blessed Thanksgiving. We will continue the Faith Formation of our parish children with lessons and activities on Advent.We are in need of teachers for the following Sunday School classes: 8:30 am (K5, GR1, Spec Ed); 9:40 am (Spec Ed); and 11:00 am (GR1 and a permanent sub). Please consider helping in these areas of the Formation Ministry! Contact Megan Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Many thanks to the adult volunteers and teen helpers who have already committed their time to share the richness of our faith with the many children participating in this Formation Ministry!Click here to make a payment via Paypal from the website or by check made payable to ‘Prince of Peace’. We are excited about the upcoming year and look forward to sharing the richness. Click here to download the Religious Education Enrollment form for your children (K3-GR12) or pick up a form in the labeled basket by the Religious Education office.
Upcoming Events: Sunday School Classes (K3 thru GR12): December 8 & 15 - No Classes December 22 & 29 due to Christmas Break. Classes resume on January 5.Children’s Christmas Mass - We need Angels & Shepherds (K3-GR2) and choir members (GR3 and up). More information to come.
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Childcare services are available at the POP Nursery during Sunday morning programs.
Scripture in Action Study — St. Elizabeth Room - 9:45 am - 10:45 amAll are welcome as we discuss the week’s readings in the context of present day experiences. For more information contact Jack Carney at 205.276.6250, email@example.com or Tom Germanson at 205.565.3456.
Six Weeks with the Bible — St. Monica Room - 9:45 am - 10:45 amThe “Six Weeks with the Bible” series will continue on October 27 with a new study on St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Pick up some coffee and a pastry and join us for readings and interesting discussions on one of the most significant books of the New Testament.. Facilitated by Sonia Phillips and Mike Brown. For more information call Mike Brown at 205.822.9125.
The World that Jesus and His Disciples Knew — St. Martin Room - 9:45 am - 10:45 amThis Gospel series will seek to situate the Gospel events in their historical and geographical context. For more information, please call Carl Matzke at 205.317.1605. Facilitated by Carl Matzke.
Childcare services are available at the POP Nursery during Wednesday evening programs.
Weekday Faith Study — Tuesdays — 9:30 - 10:30 am - St. Monica RoomThe study begins with The Saga and Message of the Old Testament. Noted Scripture scholar Amy-Jill Levine, Professor at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, presents fascinating video commentaries that provide understanding and insight into God’s relationship with His chosen people. Facilitated by Mike Brown. Call Mike at 205.822.9125 for more information.
Women of Worship — Tuesdays — 9:30 am - St. Jude RoomThis women’s bible study group meets weekly throughout the school year for study, prayer, and fellowship. Our study is entitled “Advent: Preparing for Christ.” Please email Anne Giraud at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All are welcome!
Young Families — Wednesdays — 6:15 pm - St. Monica RoomPlease come join us Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm in the St. Monica room for a dynamic book study, The Lamb’s Supper by Scott Hahn. We will start November 20. For more information, contact Eric & Kristina Theall at 205.218.9725 or by email at email@example.com.
RCIA — Wednesdays — 6:30 - 8:00 pm - St. Jude RoomThis week’s topic will be Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism & Confirmation. Our next topic will be Sacraments of Initiation: Eucharist. There will be no lesson on December 25 or January 1. Led by Mike Brown and the RCIA Team. For more information, contact Mike at 205.822.9125.
Living with Divorce as Catholics — Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm - St. Catherine RoomThis weekly series deals with the issues faced by Catholics who experience divorce. Hear from trained professionals, clergy and lay people who have learned to cope with the challenges of divorce. Facilitated by Sonya Phillips.
More information is available in the weekly bulletin. Click here to download.