All Masses at Prince of Peace and Most Sorrowful Mother of God are canceled. 

Father Chris will celebrate virtual  mass Sunday at 10 am on Prince of Peace Facebook Page (Click Here)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: On Friday, April 3rd, at Noon Fr. Chris will celebrate First Friday mass @ Prince of Peace. We will broadcast it LIVE from the Prince of Peace FACEBOOK Page. After mass, we will be doing the Stations of the Cross. Remember the building is closed to all...but PLEASE JOIN US ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. After all is finished, it will be uploaded to our Youtube channel, Prince of Peace Parish, Madison, IN

 

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Father Chris has announced Holy Week Schedule, all streamed Live on Facebook and later uploaded to Youtube: You may go to archindy.org for specific guidelines or to our website section titled ARCHBISHOP THOMPSON ANNOUNCEMENTS. If you have questions, you may email MaryRose @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                                                         Uploaded to Youtube channel

Palm Sunday 10 AM                                              1:00 PM EST
Holy Thursday 7 PM                                           10:00 PM EST
Good Friday Services 3 PM                                  6:00 PM EST
Easter Vigil 7 PM                                                  10:00 PM EST
Easter Morning 10 AM                                          1:00 PM EST

Please remember to check the parish website www.popeace.org for current information
Facebook is updated daily as well.

 

First Communion has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  

 

CONTRIBUTIONS 
 
We want to thank those who have continued to contribute and have signed up for online giving. We have an amazing parish family. God Bless you!

 

Weekly Contributions (green envelopes) can be made by doing one of the following:

  •  If you need to drop off your parish donations, you may do so during our working hours, 8-3 pm on Mondays. 

  • We have installed a LOCKED drop box on the outside of the Catholic Community Center, you may place it in there. It is checked daily before dark.  
  • You may give online by clicking Giving at the top of the page, and following the directions. If you have any issues, please call Beth at 812-265-4166 ext 237. Please leave a message if she does not answer and she will get back with you. 

March 24, 2020

Statement of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Regarding Holy Week

Out of great concern for the health of our people and as it is a celebration of the entire archdiocese and the opportunity for the priests to renew the promises of their ordination in the presence of the archbishop and the faithful, the Chrism Mass will be postponed until the current health crisis subsides. Newly blessed Holy oils will be distributed at that time.  Until then, the Holy oils blessed at the 2019 Chrism Mass may continue to be used.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Liturgies will not be celebrated publicly in our parishes.

  • There are to be no public celebrations, even outside – including live Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.
  • There is to be no distribution of blessed palms; however, if a priest blesses palms privately, those palms may be reserved for distribution at a later date to be determined.
  • Easter sacraments for RCIA candidates and catechumens and for Catholics who are to be confirmed at the Easter Vigil are to be postponed – guidance will be provided later on when they might be celebrated after this crisis subsides. (Please note: If a member of the elect is in danger of death, please follow RCIA Part II, no.3, “Christian Initiation of a person in danger of death.” The ritual book The Pastoral Care of the Sick also contains the rite for Christian Initiation of the Dying. Also, Canon 1183 §1 states, “when it concerns funerals, catechumens must be counted among the Christian faithful.”)
  • The Mass of the Lord’s Supper (without washing of the feet), the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, and the Easter Vigil will be celebrated by Archbishop Thompson and 2 or 3 concelebrants in Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral without a congregation and will be live-streamed on www.archindy.org.
  • Directions for priests celebrating the liturgies of Holy Week have been provided.
  • There should be no distribution of Holy Communion in any way outside of Last Rites currently or during Holy Week until we are cleared to return for public liturgies.
  • Please continue to follow the stay at home order of Governor Holcomb. 
 
Letter from Archbishop Thompson

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I’m sure you agree with me that this is a time unlike any other. A worldwide health crisis has forced us to do things—and not do things—that before now were unheard of. Just a month ago, most of us would never have imagined that no public celebrations of Mass would be allowed, that schools would be closed, or that all sports activities and entertainment programs would be canceled.

This is a Lent unlike any other in our Church’s 2,000-year history. It’s a true desert experience where prayer, fasting and the sharing of all God’s gifts take on a new, and very powerful, meaning for us all.

The worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus has reminded us that we are utterly dependent on the grace of God for everything that is important to us. It has also shown us that we truly are sisters and brothers, one family under God, who need to work together to survive—and flourish—as individuals, families, and communities.

As difficult as it is not to celebrate Mass in our churches, we all remain spiritually united. For centuries when the faithful have been unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist they have been encouraged to make an act of Spiritual Communion. We continue to draw strength from Word and Sacrament as a true source of grace in communion with our Lord.

Lent is a time of preparation for the joy of Easter. We don’t know how long Lent will last this year. The emergency measures imposed on us to prevent, or at least slow, the spread of this deadly virus may well extend into the Easter season. But our faith assures us that our God is with us and that once this long Lent is over, we will once again know the joy of Christ’s resurrection.

Let’s make this Lenten penance productive. Let’s use this time to grow in prayer—especially for all victims of the coronavirus and their caregivers, for all who are out of work because of travel restrictions and business closings, and for all those who are “at-risk” and are experiencing deep-seated fear and anxiety.

Let’s practice self-denial in a spirit of Christian charity as we give up our normal routines and accept temporary shortages of food and supplies. And let’s share generously with others from the store of spiritual and material gifts we have received from our good and gracious God.

Finally, let’s turn to our Blessed Mother Mary, who intercedes for us, her children, and who never fails to provide comfort and assistance when we are in trouble. In the words of Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in his prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe:

Pray for us, loving Mother
And gain for our nation and world,
And for all our families and loved ones,
The protection of your holy angels,
That we may be spared the worst of the illness.

May God bless you and keep you safe during this challenging time. May Christ be with us now as we place all our trust in Him.  Thank you.


 
 
Letter from Father Chris

Dear Friends,

Beginning this Sunday, March 22nd at 10:00 am, and until we can return to Church, I will be celebrating Mass each Sunday live via Prince of Peace Catholic Church Facebook page. You need only to click on the Facebook page or go to the parish website to join us Sunday at 10:00 am.  At that time, we will pray especially for those who have died from the Coronavirus, those presently suffering from Coronavirus, and a quick end to its spread.

         I have another great concern regarding our parish and school finances. The Archdiocese and I firmly agree, has asked us to continue to pay all our employees even if they are not presently able to work whether they are full time or part-time, salary or hourly.  The problem is that we pay those employees and our subsidy to the schools through our Sunday Mass collections.  On average we collect $12,200.00 a weekend.  Last weekend, with many people staying away from Mass for fear of the virus, we collected only $6,500.00.   This weekend, and for the unforeseeable future, we will collect nothing!  We do receive online collection every week of about $1,200.00 but that still leaves us $11,000 in the hole each week we are not at Mass.  Our savings are only enough to meet the next payroll and if we do not take in more financial stewardship, we will have to borrow money.  I hate borrowing money when I do not know how we will be able to pay it back in the future.

         If you would please continue your Sunday financial stewardship, I would be eternally grateful!  You may mail it to the parish office, or the easiest way is to donate on-line through the parish website at popeace.org.  If you need assistance you may call the parish office at 812-265-4166.  I am also available personally on my cell phone at 812-801-5779 for any concern or need you have.   

         In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus heals a man born blind. Jesus' disciples ask him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  Jesus responds, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.” Through our response to this crisis by supporting, praying and working with one another God can also be made visible through us!!!

 

Peace, Safety, and Blessings,

                                               Father Chris

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March 29 Mass: click here

March 22 Mass:

CLICK HERE Choose Video on the left side of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church page (remember our page has the Holy Spirit picture as the profile picture ) and then click the video you want to watch. If you want to watch a LIVE video, be on the page a few minutes before the scheduled mass and wait. You may have to refresh the page however you should be able to watch it. 

CLICK HERE  Masses that have occurred will be uploaded. 

CLICK HERE

Note from MaryRose: Due to recent events in regard to the Coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis has canceled all masses and parish events. The parish office is closed. If you need to drop off your parish donations, you may do so during our working hours, Mondays 8-3 pm. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling and leaving a message, 812-265-4166.  We are doing our best to keep you up to date and informed but please remember this is a fluid situation. Below you will find "Weblinks". This will take you to different web pages for masses and resources. God Blessings. 

 

Want a link to Spiritual Communion? Click Here to listen to Donna Cori Gibson sing the Spiritual Communion.

 

Weblinks:  links to important information concerning bulletins and online masses

Parish Contributions: You may mail your envelopes to 305  West State St, Madison, IN 47250. You can give online by Clicking HERE. You can make a one time gift or you can set reoccurring giving. Please consider this.