Council of Catholic Women
The Prince of Peace Council of Catholic Women was established to unite all women of the parish in religious, social, and educational activities. The Council offers programs throughout the year. Activities of the Council include a Christmas party and participation in the activities of the State, National and International Council of Catholic Women. Social events we have done include filed trips to Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine in Orlando, The Greet Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Sacred Heart Church in Tampa, The Vatican Exhibit in St. Petersburg and more. Charitable donations made by the Council are funded in a variety of projects such as the monthly card party, and the annual fashion show. The monies have been shared with charitable organizations in the community such as the Mary and Martha House, the Emergency Squad, Hospice as well as our own parish.
The Council is open to all ladies of the parish. Through the many hours given and talents shared, the ladies of the Council of Catholic Women attempt to answer many of today’s concerns.
Contact Marlene Fredrick by telephone at (813) 634-4200.
The Greeters Ministry was organized to help make parishioners feel welcome at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Greeters arrive a half-hour before Mass begins, and they stand outside the Church and welcome people as they gather. They open doors, assist the disabled, and warmly greet our Parish family and visitors who are attending Mass.
This is a rewarding ministry for both greeters and recipients. This ministry does not require a lot of training, but it does demand a caring person who loves working with people.
Contact the Parish Office by telephone at (813) 634-2328.
New parishioners who register in the office are called and welcomed to Prince of Peace.
The last Sunday in October and the first Sunday after Easter are our “Welcome Sundays.” New parishioners are invited for coffee and donuts in the Conesa Center after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on those dates. They will be introduced to our Parish, Clergy and office staff who are present. All who attend Mass are invited.
Contact the parish office by telephone at (813) 634-2328 or by email.
Ancient Order of Hibernans
The Ancient Order of Hibernans was organized in New York City on May 4, 1836 at St. James Church. It is the largest and most influential body of men of Irish lineage in the United States. It is an American fraternal organization and assists by every honorable means to promote the interests and welfare of those with Irish Heritage.
The purpose of the organization is to promote friendship, unity, and Christian charity among its members; to uphold and sustain loyalty to the government of the United States; to aid and advance by all legitimate means the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people to complete and absolute independence and to foster the ideals and cultivate the history and traditions or the Irish race.
To be admitted to membership, a man must be of Irish heritage, a practicing Catholic, and at east sixteen years of age. The A.O.H. meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Prince of Peace Parish Center.
Contact Jim Harkins by telephone at (813) 633-0961.
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernans
The purpose of the LAOH is to promote friendship, unity, and Christian charity; to foster and sustain loyalty to country and community and to encourage civic participation; to aid and advance by all legitimate means the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people for complete and absolute independence; and to foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people and to promote Irish culture.
The LAOH membership is confined exclusively to practicing Roman Catholic women of Irish birth or descent. The LAOH meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Prince of Peace Parish Center.
Contact Colleen Walker by telephone at (813) 938-5476.
Knights of Columbus Bishop McLaughlin Council #7282
The Knights of Columbus is recognized throughout the Church as the pre-eminent Catholic Men’s Service Organization. The Creed of the Knights of Columbus, which we practice, is Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, envisioned the Knights to serve those in need. We must help more families and young people. We must grow stronger in our faith and our desire to be of service to the Church.
The Knights hold two meetings every month. The Business meeting is held on the second (2nd) Tuesday of the month. The Social meeting is held on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of the month. This meeting a social and spiritual one where the wives and widows of present and past members are invited as well as all parishioners. The meetings are held in the Conesa Hall, starting at 7:00 p.m.
The Charitable programs provide an opportunity for parishioners and friends to come together. These include a Memorial Mass and Communion breakfast for our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, a Tootsie Roll Drive for the benefit of exceptional children, a Christmas Dinner/Dance, an Annual Golf Outing, a Clergy Night, a Memorial Mass for our deceased Knights, and many other socials and gatherings and projects such as Project Hunger/Our Lady’s Pantry, where Knights and parishioners volunteers, for our members, their families and friends.
We invite all men of the parish to become Knights of Columbus.
Contact Grand Knight, Michael McCluskey by telephone at (813) 634-8381.
Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly #2533
Enrich your commitment to your country and the Order by joining the highest and most prestigious degree in the Knights of Columbus: The Fourth Degree.
The Fourth Degree is a group of outstanding Knights, dedicated to promoting patriotism enlightened by their Catholic faith. These Knights are united by the Fourth Degree to support religious, civic, and charitable causes. By joining this group, you are reaching your highest potential as a Knight of Columbus. Members belong to a local unit called an assembly. Each assembly participates in a wide variety of public patriotic activities.
The Fourth Degree has a special Color Corps and Honor Guard – uniformed members with colorful capes and chapeaux who participate in special civic and religious ceremonies.
To qualify for the Fourth Degree, one must be over 18 years of age, be a citizen of the country where they live, have served in the First Degree for at least 12 months, be a Third Degree member in good standing, and have served the Order, the Church, and the community with distinction.
Contact Faithful Navigator, Mike Wagner by telephone at (813) 633-6239.