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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

Live Streams

The 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass will be live-streamed from Saint Teresa of Avila Church.

You may watch any of our live-streamed events by visiting our YouTube channel by clicking the logo above. 

October is the month of Our Lady of the Rosary. Watch and pray with The Singing Rosary here.

 

Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents guidance for Catholics in the exercise of our rights and duties as participants in our democracy. This statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.

 

Forming Conscience

The Archdiocese has received many inquiries from concerned Catholics in our Archdiocese who are looking for guidance on how to make an informed choice at the ballot box while using their Catholic faith as their moral compass. In this video, Archbishop Blair addresses Catholics who are working through the process of choosing a candidate to vote for in this election. For a concise guide on how to form one's conscience, click here.

Caholicism & Politics

Bishop Barron present an insightful look at Catholicism and politics in his latest episode of the Word on Fire Show.

 

SUNDAY MASS

Brothers & Sisters:

Public Sunday Masses have begun following the current guidelines for social distancing (see below). Sunday Masses will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Saint Teresa; 8 a.m. Sunday at the Church of the Nativity; 10 a.m. and 12 noon at Saint Teresa. We'll begin with this schedule and make adjustments as the circumstances (attendance and enough volunteers) suggests. Registration is a necessity, so please register for a weekend Mass at the Weekend Mass Sign Up link further below.

CURRENT GUIDELINES

According to the current guidelines, Masses indoors can be at 25% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less, socially distanced people. Saint Teresa can accommodate 26 people and the Church of the Nativity 45. Those attending are required: 1.) to wear a mask/face covering over your nose and mouth for the entire Mass, 2.) to bring your own hand sanitizer, 3.) to remain 6 feet apart from anyone who is not a member of your household and 4.) to observe any other required precautions. Pleased be advised there may not be sufficient room at any given Mass for all who wish to attend. You may not be able to sit in your accustomed pew or attend Mass at the time or place you wish. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated. Thank you.

WHO SHOULD STILL REMAIN HOME

The elderly, those with pre-existing conditions, those who are fearful or anxious, those who are taking care of a sick or homebound person, and those who cannot wear a mask for the duration of Mass should consider taking advantage of watching Mass safely at home on television or  with our live streaming through our parish website (see above).

Each person is responsible to determine whether he or she should attend, but you are not under the obligation to attend Mass. The dispensation from the Sunday obligation is granted to all Catholics of the archdiocese by the Archbishop through Sunday, November 28, 2020.

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Tuesday & Friday - 8:30 AM - Nativity (45 Slots)
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STAY HEALTHY. STAY HOLY. STAY CONNECTED.

During this time of social separation, we are making every effort to communicate with as many of you as possible.

For other information, connect to our information blog here.

If you would like to subscribe to our Constant Contact email service for updates, send your name and email address to [email protected]

The office phone is (203) 263-2008 with these extensions:

Mary in the Main Office 10    Father Jim 12     Carol Moriarty 11     Donald Banks 17

Our Facebook page can be found here.

Mass Times

Confession
By appointment

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 & Thursday 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 or cancels classes during the winter months.

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

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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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.