Parish Ministries and Organizations

Parishioners should see how they might become actively involved in their parish of Prince of Peace. Here are the many ministries presently at Prince of Peace Parish. Every member of our faith community has gifts (young and old) given them by God to be used for the benefit of the faith community to continue the mission of Jesus. What are your gifts that are presently being called forth for the good of the faith community? Help us continue to be a vibrant parish that is a shining example to others of the type of community that Jesus wants to indicate his Kingdom is already breaking through and is present among us. If you are interested in more information, please call the rectory during regular business hours 330.825.9543. Remember, we don’t realize our gifts until we give them. A yellow handout describing these ministries(including contact people’s names and phone numbers) are at all the entrances to the church. Contact the rectory for more information or for a copy of the latest handout and the contact information.

1. Liturgy / Worship (Celebrating)

Choir: Traditional(5pm and 10:30am), Traditional(8am), and Contemporary(10:30am-First and Third Sunday), Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers(During Mass and to our shut-ins), Lectors, Mass Servers(adult-daily/weekend and fifth grade to teens for the weekend only), Greeters, Ushers, Liturgical Environment(decorating), Liturgy Planning: Committee-appointed; Sacristan(laundering sacred linens, etc.), Audio Taping of Homilies/Liturgies for the homebound.

2. Teaching / Sharing Our Faith (Teaching and Evangelizing)

Adult Faith Formation(Father Bob Jackson and Deacon Bob Youngblood); Faith Formation(grade school), Outreach(Evangelization); Parish Web Page, Parish Junior/High School Youth Group; RCIA(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).

3. Loving and Caring (Caring)

Barberton Area Community Ministries(monthly alms for food collection), Children’s Ministry(e.g. Easter Egg Hunt, Vacation Bible School, etc.); Christ Renews His People(CHRP); Sisters in Faith; Coalition of Concerned Christians(Tuesday Soup Kitchen at Presbyterian Church); Elizabeth Ministry, Funeral Luncheons, Helping Hands(ministry to the sick, elderly, homebound parishioners), Knights of Columbus; Prayer Line, Pro-life, Prayer Shawl Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Society(members serve the poor personally through home visits; also supports projects to help the poor and homeless in the area, diocese, country, world; also members are involved in the Community Kitchen(formerly Springtime of Hope)/Common Threads), Young at Heart; Welcome Committee.

4. Our Parish Family (Participating)

Parish Pastoral Council(elected); Finance Committee(appointed); Collection Counters, Lenten Fish Fry, Social Committee;

5. Other talents not previously mentioned

Are there other gifts/talents not mentioned above? For example: electrician, painter, trades, lawyer, insurance, plumber, accountant, construction, architect, doctor, nurse, medical service, computer programming, audio-visual. Have a pickup truck, other?

Do You have a suggestion for a ministry or a service?

Contact the rectory at 330-825-9543 during business hours, Monday-Friday 9-5.