Teen Killers and Us

08-07-2022NewsFr. John Bonavitacola

Dear Friends,

Most young people in their late teens and early twenties are looking forward to and planning their future. Whether its finishing up college, moving into a career, saving up for a new car or planning to be married, it’s an exciting time in life. But not for all. Why do some young people lose the hope and the excitement of a future? Why is the suicide rate among young people skyrocketing, and why do some young men decide to blow up their future and the future of dozens and dozens of others? It’s easy to point the finger of blame at this or that but as we have found out, it’s much harder to find effective solutions that could stop the metamorphosis of a bright young teenager into a cold-blooded killer.


A Bright Future - Our One Parish is Becoming Two!


Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted is pleased to announce that Prince of Peace Church will be elevated to the status of parish on the Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker – Saturday, May 1, 2021.

The formation of Prince of Peace Parish will be out of the current Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, which had included the church of Prince the Peace. Bishop Olmsted is grateful for the leadership of Fr. David Ostler, the parish staff, and the parishioners who have served the people of this fast growing region, meeting the needs of a diverse demographic.