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




Our first Intergenerational Event of this year, Pray Always will be held in Fr. Shellman Hall on Saturday, and Sunday, November 2 & 3 (you choose the day and time listed on the attached Registration Form.) This event is open to everyone in the Parish, HOWEVER IT IS A SCHEDULED EVENT FOR ALL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FAMILIES. These events provide an amazing ongoing faith formation experience for the whole family. Participants of all ages gather to build community, pray, and share in a variety of small-group activities, from which the participants may select according to their interests and abilities. Some of the activities will interest all ages, while others will appeal to more specific age groups. It provides a chance to step away from the hectic pace of life and attend to our spiritual growth.

The “Pray Always” learning session guides learners of all ages to…

  • Explore and understand the central prayer forms of the catholic tradition.
  • Engage in the practice of prayer on a regular
  • Appreciate the importance of prayer as part of the practices of being Catholic.

Bring your children or grandchildren to create the building blocks of a prayer center that celebrates the presence of Christ in your lives and in your homes. Meet your fellow parishioners in a fun, prayerful, and interactive setting. We begin with a Gathering Activity and Prayer, followed by a Presentation. At some point we will share a meal together. We will round out the event with activities and a Closing Prayer. Please bring a bagged or boxed meal for your family to enjoy. We will provide the paper goods and beverages.

 Please fill out the Registration Forms found at the exits of both of our churches and mail it to PO Box 5001, scan it and email to [email protected] , put it in the collection basket, or fax it to 203-263-7259 no later than Monday October 28, 2019

We hope to see you all there!!

Registration Form

Mass Times

Sat. 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
11:30 a.m. Saint Teresa of Avila

Weekday Masses 8:15 a.m.
Monday & Tuesday Saint Teresa of Avila
Thursday & 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

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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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.


I have decided that the proper care of souls requires the merger of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish and Nativity Parish and the creation of a new juridic entity named, Prince of Peace Parish.” … “The rich legacies and histories of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish and Nativity Parish will be promoted and honored at Prince of Peace Parish with two church buildings: Saint Teresa of Avila Church and the Nativity Church.”      -- Decree by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair

Read the entire decree by Archbishop Blair.