Prince of Peace Parish strives to be a welcoming Catholic family that joyfully gathers to celebrate the sacraments and to live the Word of God as disciples of Christ. United with the Holy Spirit, we go forth to bear witness to our faith and to share our unique gifts in loving service of all God’s people.

Prince of Peace

Video Series Begins in Advent!

Beginning in Advent, our parish will continue our Coming Together in Christ and Moving Forward in Hope initiative with a series of five evening sessions that will include videos and discussion.  The videos are interviews with Father James Mallon, a priest who transformed his recently merged parish into a vibrant and thriving one, and who continues sharing his experience and approach through the Divine Renovation ministry.  Each of the sessions will include introductory prayer and remarks, and viewing of a fifteen minute video, followed by facilitated discussion in small groups.   The sessions will be conducted on-line via Zoom on Thursday evenings. The first one will be December 2nd at 7 p.m..

If you would like to learn more and to participate in this process for our parish in order to invite and support families into a parish experience of lifelong faith formation and discipleship, please register for the upcoming sessions here. You can learn more here.


You may watch any of our live-streamed events by visiting our YouTube channel by clicking the logo above or Facebook Live with the logo below. We live-stream the Sunday Mass either at 8:00 a.m. from the Church of the Nativity or 10:00 a.m. from Saint Teresa of Avila Church. Email notifications go out every week through our Constant Contact service. You may sign up for Constant Contact in the Quick Links below.

Current Directives for Liturgies in Churches
of the Archdiocese of Hartford
May 10, 2021

As of the weekend of Pentecost Sunday (May 22/23), there is an obligation once again to participate at Mass. However, since the risk of infection, though diminished, still remains, the following individuals may very legitimately decide not yet to attend church: those suffering from serious pre-existing conditions making them more susceptible to COVID-19; those who are ill or homebound or who are caregivers in close contact with someone who is; those who have tested positive for any contagious disease, including COVID-19; and those who are in quarantine due to exposure to any contagion, or who reside with someone who is quarantined.

Even though watching Mass online or on TV is not a valid substitute, livestreaming will continue as an outreach to those who are curious about our faith.

A Pastoral Letter on “the importance that full participation at Mass has for the spiritual life of all believers,” was jointly written by the Latin Bishops of Connecticut and issued on May 10th alongside the new directives.


We’ll have to do without a few other things for a little while longer too. We’ll have to go without holy water in the fonts. Although we can have an opening and closing procession, we will still have to do without an offertory procession. We’ll still have to refrain from physical contact at the sign of peace and receiving Holy Communion on the tongue. For a little while longer we will have to go without distributing the Precious Blood and having children altar servers.

Click Here to Read All The Guidelines From the Archbishop


Mass Times

Saturday 3:00 p.m. Saint Teresa of Avila

Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. Saint Teresa of Avila

Sunday 8:00 a.m. Church of the Nativity
10:00 a.m. Saint Teresa of Avila
12:00 p.m. Saint Teresa of Avila

Weekday Masses 8:30 a.m.
Monday Saint Teresa of Avila
Tuesday & Friday Church of the Nativity

Church of the Nativity
48 East Street (Route 132)
Bethlehem, CT 06751

Saint Teresa of Avila Church
146 Main Street South (Route 6)
Woodbury, CT 06798

Weekday Masses are cancelled when Region 14 delays, cancels or is remote only during the winter months.

The Mass intention for any cancelled Mass will be moved to the next available Mass.

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Woodbury, CT 06798


Safe Environment

The USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People mandates every employee and volunteer in our parish participate in the Virtus Protecting God's Children for Adults and completes a Background Check prior to beginning their work in ministry. Every student in our Religious Education Program must attend a Child Lures Program during classes once a year.