May 12, 2013
The Ascension of the Lord
The Prince of Peace community would like to extend our sympathy to John Durnak and his
family on the death of his wife, Rita and to Loraine and Robert Novak on the death of her
mother, Helen Krane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fr. McDaid to Celebrate His Golden Jubilee
You are cordially invited to 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, June 2 to celebrate Fr. McDaid’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination Reception to follow in Deasy Hall
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.
Faith Formation BoardWe need your help! The Faith Formation Board is currently looking for additional members to serve on the Board. You must be an active member of our parish and have an interest in continuing to develop the Formation of our Parish and School. This position could require a three year commitment. The Board meets an average of five times a year, for approximately one hour at each meeting. If you are interested, or if you have questions, please contact Father Fallon at 205.822.9125 by May 13. Thank you for your prayerful consideration!
Tuesday Mass & Confession
Spanish Mass will now be offered on Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.
Confession will also be available in both English and Spanish at 5:30 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our love and prayers are offered for the following:Kay HandHunter PaceRita DurnakJohn DurnakLibby TroncalliSue PorteraVirginia LorinoBill Muldowney, Sr.Mary TuckerRick CrockerCharles PardiFrances PardiMary Anne PhillipsTherese AvantMargaret FennMary Ellen BolinBernard LorinoAnthony CacioppoLois BradleyKatie CrookHelen MajerikBryan RosenstielMarleigh IngleMarie TrapolinoEan EarlyRosalie GiambroneKeith LuscoGrace BauerWilma HaywoodTim ManzellaKathy MahonHelen KraneJan CaveleriIrene RodriguezMary Kay MinorChristina ChappellHarold EddyStacy MurdochColette ScottElias ShunnarahEmmet JohnsonLisa La FontaineFrankie CacioppoBruce GrantEllen PoseyCurtis Austin
Stewardship: Parishioners Answering God’s CallIt was an ugly, rainy day. Not ideal for working outside. A group of high school youth from Prince of Peace did not let that deter them. They had committed to help with Habitat for Humanity and they kept their word. They, along with their adult chaperones, spent a few hours last weekend helping to prepare a home for someone less fortunate than themselves. They managed to have a good time...feeling good about the fellowship shared and the work being accomplished for someone else.Please submit your stewardship story examples to email@example.com. They may be edited for space consideration.
Religious EducationReligious Education classes have finished and we are taking a short break until Summer Sunday School begins. Registration for Vacation Bible School continues! Volunteers are still needed to help with Summer Sunday School and VBS. See details below.Looking for a stewardship activity in the Formation Ministry? We can use helping hands with the many tasks it takes to support our Parish children in their Faith Formation. Contact Megan Everett at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Religious Education office to find out ways in which you can help.
Upcoming Events:Classes: Classes complete. Volunteers are taking a well-deserved break!First Eucharist Class: Congratulations to all the students who received the Sacrament of First Eucharist last weekend. Please continue to keep these children and their families in your prayers as they continue their faith journey.Summer Sunday School: Classes begin May 19 for K3 through Grade 1 during 8:30 & 11:00 am Masses. Volunteer teachers are needed.
Vacation Bible School Kingdom Rock - Where Kids Stand Strong For God; June 3-7 Click here for the VBS registration form.Click here to pay the $50 VBS fee through PayPal.
Adventure Ark Playschool/NurseryThe last day of Playschool for the Monday/Wednesday class is Monday, May 13 and for the Tuesday/Thursday class, Tuesday, May 14.Registration for the 2013-2014 Playschool year is open and we would love for you to come join us for some fun! There will be no Playschool March 18-21 due to Spring Break and on April 1 for Easter Monday. If you have any questions about our program or would like to schedule a tour, please contact Kara Woodard at 205.822.9125 ext. 15.
Youth Protection 1 Online TrainingThe Diocese of Birmingham is now offering an online alternative for taking the Youth Protection 1 training class. To meet diocesan standards an individual must complete a 2 part class, “Protect Children”, provided through Shield the Vulnerable, an established and respected provider of child protection training for the Church. The charge for taking this class is $9.50, payable when you sign up.Free classes, taught by the Diocese, are still available. You can find the complete schedule of classes at www.bhmdiocese.org under ‘Child and Youth Protection Information’. In either case training is good for 3 years after which certification must be renewed.For information about the process requirements and sign up instructions click here.
NurseryIf you have never visited our church nursery, come down and see our rooms! The nursery is available for children 6 months to 2 years. Children 3-5 years of age are welcome to attend Religious Education. The nursery will be closed on March 24 for Spring Break and March 31 for Easter. We apologize for any inconvenience. The nursery will reopen on Sunday, April 7.
Wednesday DinnersJoin us at 5:30 pm in Deasy Hall on Wednesday evenings for dinner. Adults $4, children $2, those under 5 eat free. Come for a delicious meal and fellowship. All are welcome!
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.
Parish Food PantryPlease bring non-perishable food items to church each week. The Catholic Charities Multi-Cultural Resource Center uses your donations to help those in our community who have experienced difficult financial times and who are in need of assistance. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
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 amThis is a study of each week’s Sunday readings. For more information contact Jack Carney at 205.276.6250 or email@example.com.
Adult Bible Study and Discussion GroupWe will take a break for the summer. See you after school resumes! For more information, contact Carl Matzke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Basics for Catholics — St. Monica Room - 9:45 am - 10:45 amDoes the thought of studying the Bible make you nervous? Have you wondered if Catholics regard everything in the Bible as true? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what the Bible teaches? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this six-week program could be for you. Join us in St. Monica Room on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45, beginning April 14. You will enjoy Joe Paprocki’s excellent book, The Bible Blueprint and interesting discussions about how the Bible impacts our lives as Catholics. Contact Mike Brown, Director of Adult Education, for more information at 205.822.9125 or by email at email@example.com.
Childcare services are available at the POP Nursery during the Wednesday evening programs.
Faith Study — Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am - St. Monica RoomHistory of the New Testament - Explore the background of the 27 books that comprise the New Testament. Learn about the authors, their messages, and how the Church chose these books for the official canon of the Bible. Contact Mike Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.822.9125 x 14 for further information.
Young Families — Wednesdays 6:15 pm - St. Monica RoomJoin us oas we continue our 6-week Bible Study on the Psalms. The study runs through May 22. Contact Kristina & Eric Theall at 205.822.0995 for more information.
Adult Bible Study — Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:30 pm - St. Martin RoomDennis Krantz will be doing a three part series for the Adult Bible Study, focusing on the women of the Old Testament. On April 24, we will discuss The Matriarchs: Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel.
Summer Book Study — Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm - St. Elizabeth RoomSaint Paul wrote two-thirds of the New Testament. Join us for a 6-week book study entitled, Romans, by Kevin Perotla starting Wednesday, June 12. Workbooks are $5. The book of Romans is a book of hope, encouragement, and God’s love. Facilitated by Carl Matzke, Darryl Wall and Diana Wall. For more information, call Diana at 205.424.5129.
More information is available in the weekly bulletin. Click here to download.