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2021 archive of Parish News Blog

2021 archive of Parish News Blog

Bette Graffeo Retires

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/01/21

Bette Graffeo, who was one of our church’s very first employees, has retired from Prince of Peace effective May 30.  She, along with husband Vic and their children Elizabeth, Jake, and Kevin were part of the small group of Catholics in Hoover who took up the challenge of forming ... Read More »

POP School Named Best in Hoover!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 6/01/21

We are so excited to say that once again, Prince of Peace Catholic School has been voted by Hoover’s Magazine as the Best School in Hoover!  Principal Connie Angstadt was thrilled and thankful to the Hoover community for this award.  She said, “Doing what is best for children will ... Read More »

2021 Patrick Francis Werszner Memorial Scholarship

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 5/21/21

Congratulations to Emerson Schneider (center) who received the 2021 Patrick Francis Werszner memorial scholarship at our school's 8th grade graduation ceremony on May 21, 2021. This partial scholarship to John Carroll Catholic High School is awarded to a parish 8th grade student and it's renewable for three years. Pictured ... Read More »

Faith in Action Award Presented

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 5/21/21

Congratulations to Erin Lutomski who received the 2021 Caitlin Sweeney-McDaniel Faith in Action Award. Erin is a 2021 graduate of Hoover High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, French Honor Society, National Honor Society for Dance Arts and maintained a 4.0+ ... Read More »

Worship Update

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 5/19/21

As Bishop Raica's dispensation from attending Mass expires on May 24, 2021, there are afew changes that are happening at Prince of Peace with regard to worship. We want to letour parish family know that we are:

restoring the holy water in the sanctuary fonts;opening up the center aisle ... Read More »

Service Opportunities!

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 5/19/21

Service opportunities! LINEN MINISTRY needs volunteers to pick up, launder, iron and return to the church the sacred linens used at Mass. Volunteers are scheduled twice per month. Contact Janet Simon 205-527-8121. CANDLE MINISTRY seeks volunteers to refill the oil in the church and day chapel candles. Contact Cheri ... Read More »

Weekender Backpack's Book Drive

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 4/28/21

The weekender backpack ministry is collecting donations of new or gently-used books suitable for Kindergarten through grade eight students for the schools that the ministry serves.  A donation bin for the books is located in the gathering space and donations will be accepted through Sunday, May 16. (If you ... Read More »

“Pennies from Heaven” Delivered to Seminarians

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 4/23/21

The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus donated the $27,400 proceeds from their Pennies from Heaven fundraiser to the Diocese of Birmingham’s nine seminarians on April 22, 2021.  Four of these young men were in town for the check presentation at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish. (Five of the ... Read More »

Becoming Catholic Summer Session

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 4/20/21

Prince of Peace will offer a summer session of Becoming Catholic, our program for those who wish to explore the Catholic faith and perhaps join the Church.  The session will begin on June 6, 2021 and end with a mini retreat on August 22, 2021.  Since we began this ... Read More »

Confirmation 2021

Posted by Ms Jill Spero on 4/19/21

Congratulations to the 80 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Steven Raica at Prince of Peace on April 14 and 15!  Joining Bishop Raica on the altar for the Mass were:  Fr. John Fallon, Fr. Jose Luis, Fr. Mugagga, Fr. Reju, The Very Rev. Justin Ward ... Read More »

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