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

Please wear your mask for Mass.

As we work through this recent surge of COVID-19 please wear a face mask during Mass. Father Jim will be using a shorter entrance and exit processions. Holy Communion will continue with the receiving in the hands, but will be distributed section by section and row by row in order to allow for more spacing in the aisles.

Parishioners have been really good about keeping as safe a distance as possible as we gather for worship. There won't be a need for taping off six feet in the pews at this time. However, please continue to be mindful of our distance from one another while wearing a mask.

Pray for those who continue to suffer from this pandemic, especially those stricken with any variant of COVID-19 and those who must be exposed to harm's way in providing treatment for the sick.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

Many thanks to the Town of Bethlehem for providing the parish with 900 N95 face masks which are available upon entering our churches.


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.