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.

Food Basket

This ministry collects non-perishable food donated by parishioners to the Catholic Center of Concern, Catholic Social Services, Grace Klein Community and the Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Center. Contact Marilyn Bochnak.


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.

Homework Helpers - on COVID-19 hiatus

This ministry offers homework help to parish children and tutors Prince of Peace School students.  This is a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge and talents with children who need assistance in a variety of subjects. More details here Contact is Bette Graffeo.  

Lunch for the Homeless - Now partnering with Food For Our Journey food truck!

On the third Sunday of each month, this ministry serves lunch to the homeless community in Birmingham.  Volunteers are needed to donate the food for the meal (as well as serving containers, cutlery and water) and portion it into takeout containers.   You can volunteer for this ministry through our SignUp Genius link  here.

Meals on Wheels

This ministry works through the well-known community program to deliver meals in and around the greater Hoover area.  Contact Chris McMahon or Linda Scott at 205-777-3346 for more information.

Weekender Backpack 

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 10:30 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.  Financial donations to this ministry are also welcome.  Visit FaithDirect for a one-time or recurring donation.  Contact is Ruth Ollie.