Prince of Peace
Long Island

Price of Peace

Prince of Peace
On the Road

Prince of Peace Independent Catholic Community
Last update 8/11/16

Ecclesiastes 3
Good News Translation (GNT)

A Time for Everything

Everything that happens in this world happens at the time God chooses.

He sets the time for birth and the time for death,
the time for planting and the time for pulling up,
the time for killing and the time for healing,
the time for tearing down and the time for building.
He sets the time for sorrow and the time for joy,
the time for mourning and the time for dancing,
the time for making love and the time for not making love,
the time for kissing and the time for not kissing.
He sets the time for finding and the time for losing,
the time for saving and the time for throwing away,
the time for tearing and the time for mending,
the time for silence and the time for talk.
He sets the time for love and the time for hate,
the time for war and the time for peace.

What do we gain from all our work? I know the heavy burdens that God has laid on us. He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what he does. So I realized that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift.

I know that everything God does will last forever. You can't add anything to it or take anything away from it. And one thing God does is to make us stand in awe of him. Whatever happens or can happen has already happened before. God makes the same thing happen again and again.

Prince of Peace Celtic Catholic Community has been meeting for mass and prayer weekly since November 2004. We Started off initially in a living room for prayer, then a formal church setting, then borrowed commercial space and for the past couple of years back to our roots as a home church in a living room.

For nearly 12 years we have been honored to share God's good news to all who wished to hear it - without regard to human made restrictions such as ethnicity, gender and gender identification, sexual orientation or any other category that people use to divide themselves. The message of God and the sacraments of the church have been made available to all - especially those who have felt alienated by organized religion.

We have had the honor to be invited into the lives of our friends in a very special way - welcoming new believers into the family of God through baptism, sharing the real presence of Christ through Eucharist, joyfully officiating for weddings, administering healing and comfort for those sick and in pain and ministering to those in grief as we have had to bury loved ones.

But as there is a time for everything under God, and within the next several weeks both Rev Maura and I will be relocating off of Long Island.

Our last scheduled weekly mass will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Ginger and Dave's home in Bethpage. We will be celebrating the community of believers that is and has been Prince of Peace over the years.

If you have been involved with us and wish to join us for this mass and celebration, please let me know
(padre@princeofpeace-li.org) and I will send you location and time information.

NOTE: The Prince of Peace Celtic Catholic Community is =NOT= closing. Those remaining on Long Island will continue to gather for prayer and also for mass when a priest is available, but will no longer meet at a scheduled time weekly.

I am going to a full-time RV lifestyle and will be that of an itinerant preacher ministering to those he meets along the way. (His ministry will be called Prince of Peace Celtic Catholic Ministries).

Rev Maura will be relocating to Palm Beach County, Florida and has already been in touch with people in the area who wish to form a community there. "Prince of Peace South" (as we have been referring to it) hopes to begin regular masses around Advent time.

Thank you all for your prayerful support of us over the years and for your continued prayers as our ministry changes and grows in the coming months and years.

Pax Christi...

Fr. Michael

Come home to your Catholic Roots
You're Always Welcome With Us!

Prince of Peace
Celtic Catholic Ministries

email: info@princeofpeace-li.org

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