Service Ministries

Service Ministries

As Christian stewards, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus on earth.  The Prince of Peace service pillar ministries reach out to people, both within the parish and in the wider community, and serve them through these many ministries:  

Breast Cancer Survivors

This ministry is for anyone who has been diagnosed with and/or survived breast cancer. They welcome and encourage long-term survivors as well as those who have recently been diagnosed and may be undergoing treatment to join the group. The ministry meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  The ministry's goal is to provide support, encouragement, information and to pray for one other.  Contact Betty Shivers

Caring Needles

This ministry meets every Tuesday from 1 pm to 3 pm to creates handmade prayer shawls, lap blankets, baby items, scarves, and hats that are donated to parishioners and community organizations.  They also pray for ill parishioners.   Contact Pam Ozeki.

Gardening

This ministry plants and maintains the vegetable gardens at the Catholic Social Services offices/food bank on Oxmoor Road in Homewood. The garden provides fresh produce for their food bank clients. Contact is Ann Laliberte.

Grief Support

This ministry provides services as needed to individuals who have lost a loved one. Contact is Nancy McGreevy.

Habitat for Humanity

This ministry offers the Prince of Peace community an opportunity to work as a group on projects initiated by the Habitat for Humanity organization. The ministry has helped to build three Pope Francis Habitat homes during Lent over the past three years!  Contact is Bruce Grasso.

Lunch for the Homeless

On the second Sunday of each month, this ministry serves lunch to the homeless community, providing both nourishment and fellowship to those in need. They serve at the Church of the Reconciler, 112 14th Street North, from noon until 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal and/or serve the guests. (This ministry was formerly known as Bread and Roses.)  Volunteer to provide food or service for this ministry through our SignUp Genius link  here.

Safety and Security

The Safety and Security Ministry researches, creates and implements best practice safety and security policies and procedures for the Prince of Peace Catholic Parish campus.  Parishioners are welcome to offer their talents to this ministry.  Contact Kevin Simpson at 757-342-9010.

Prince of Peace Safety Program Leader Guidelines

Prince of Peace Safety Codes

Weekender Backpacks

This ministry helps to feed food-insecure middle school students over the weekends when they do not have access to school meals.  We currently serve Simmons Middle School in Hoover, Holy Family Catholic School and St. Barnabas Catholic School in the City of Birmingham.  

On the first Thursday of the month during the school year, the shelf-stable food is delivered to Prince of Peace at 11 am.   Assistance is needed to unload the food from the trucks and move it to tables so that it can later be packed into bags at 6pm by volunteers. Contact is Ruth Ollie.