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Effective Immediately

Rev. Christopher A. Craig, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Madison and Most Sorrowful Mother of God Parish in Vevay, and chaplain for Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School in Madison, appointed administrator pro tem of the Church of the American Martyrs Parish in Scottsburg and St. Patrick Parish in Salem, while continuing as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Most Sorrowful Mother of God Parish and chaplain for Father Michael Shawe Memorial Jr./Sr. High School.



Welcome to Prince of Peace Catholic Church,

Most Sorrowful Mother of God

& Saint Patrick Chapel

Parish Office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26-Nov. 29. We will reopen Monday, Nov. 30. Please understand we will not be allowing  outside visitors to enter the building. Please ring the doorbell and someone will assist you. 
First Communion Mass - November 15, 2020 (Click the date to take you to the recorded Mass)
Sunday Mass attendance

Dispensation for Sunday Mass extended until further notice

Criterion staff report

The five Catholic bishops of Indiana have extended the dispensation for the obligation to attend the public celebration of Mass on Sundays to all the faithful until further notice.

“While commending our pastors and pastoral life coordinators who have gone to great lengths to assure safe worship spaces in our churches, given the continued increase of COVID-19 cases in our state, the Indiana bishops hereby extend the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation beyond Nov.1, 2020, until further notice. The Indiana bishops will continue to monitor the situation to determine when it might be advisable to modify or lift the dispensation,” said an Oct. 19 statement of the bishops from the Province of Indianapolis, which includes the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Dioceses of Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne-South Bend, and Lafayette.

Archbishop Charles C. Thompson said, “Both clergy and laity must make every effort to maintain the availability of open churches and public liturgies by following public health guidelines and employing various safety protocols,” including:

  • The wearing of face coverings;
  • Social distancing;
  • Enhanced cleaning measures.

“Further guidelines, due to local situations, may be necessary for a particular parish,” Archbishop Thompson added.


Mass Attendance Requirements:
  • Masks are required at all times during Mass and Prayer and Communion Services
  • Social Distance 
  • Please sign in upon entering the church
  • Sanitize upon entering and exiting the church
  • Please take a provided piece of paper to leave in your pew; cleaning purposes (So we know what pews to clean)
  • After communion at Prince of Peace, please exit, at St. Patrick Chapel if you plan to stay and pray, then please return to the pew maintaining social distancing. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to call the parish office-812-265-4166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Requisitos de asistencia a la Misa:
se requieren máscaras en todo momento durante la Misa y los Servicios de Oración y Comunión
distancia Social
por favor, firme al entrar en la iglesia
sanitize al entrar y salir de la iglesia
por favor tome un pedazo de papel proporcionado para dejar en su pew; Propósitos de limpieza (para que sepamos qué es lo que hay que limpiar)
después de la comunión en Prince of Peace, por favor salga, en la Capilla de San Patricio si planea quedarse y orar, entonces por favor regrese a la ciudad manteniendo el distanciamiento social.
cualquier pregunta pl


Reconciliation: The location and time: St. Patrick Chapel: Right-side sacristy, Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 PM 305 W. State St Madison, IN, or by appointment with father by calling the parish office: 812-265-4166 Ext 241.

      Advent: There will be no parish reconciliation service, however, Father Chris plans to add two additional times, Tuesday,  Dec. 8 from 4:30-5:30 PM and Wed. Dec. 16th at Prince of Peace from 5-7 pm.


Masses to be broadcasted: Sundays 10 AM, Tuesday 5:30 PM, and Friday Noon. Please understand there will be days when the Tuesday and Friday masses will not be broadcasted due to MaryRose being gone or if there is Prayer and Communion Service. 


Please help us to stay in better communication: JOIN Evangelus by texting popeace to 55321 or the URL you will be asked to make a profile. You can get notifications by Text or Email. Thank you in advance!

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Support our Schools and a local parishioner business: 

Tapatios- is doing a Shawe and Pope John night every Monday at their location of 3637 Clifty Drive. Thank you for your support. Thank you! They will be donating 20% of sales.

Subway on Michigan Rd. will be hosting Give Back Days on the second Wednesday of every month. You will need to sign a Prince of Peace schools slip to turn in when you pay.  Slips will be available at the restaurant, both school offices, parish office, Prince of Peace, and St. Patrick and will be available to email and print.

CLICK HERE  Masses that have occurred will be uploaded. (There has been some difficulty lately being able to upload. )

CLICK HERE              

Facebook is updated daily for announcements, daily gospel reading and reflection from Word on Fire, and Saint of the Day.  Click Here


We want to thank those who have continued to contribute and have signed up for online giving. We have an amazing parish family. God Bless you! 

Weekly Contributions (green envelopes) and any correspondence for parish office or schools can be made by doing one of the following.

  • We have installed a LOCKED drop box on the outside of the Catholic Community Center, you may place it in there. It is checked daily before dark. The locked box is being used for any information you want to securely give to the parish staff. 
  • You may give online by clicking Giving at the top of the page, and following the directions. If you have any issues, please call Beth at 812-265-4166 ext 237. Please leave a message if she does not answer and she will get back to you. 
  • You may mail it to 305 West State St Madison, IN 47250


Saint of the Day! Click Here

CLICK HERE Choose Video on the left side of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church page (remember our page has the Holy Spirit picture as the profile picture ) and then click the video you want to watch. If you want to watch a LIVE video, be on the page a few minutes before the scheduled mass and wait. You may have to refresh the page however you should be able to watch it. 

CLICK HERE  Masses that have occurred will be uploaded. 



Want a link to Spiritual Communion? Click Here to listen to Donna Cori Gibson sing the Spiritual Communion.


Weblinks:  links to important information concerning bulletins and online masses

Parish Contributions: You may mail your envelopes to 305  West State St, Madison, IN 47250. You can give online by Clicking HERE. You can make a one-time gift or you can set reoccurring giving. Please consider this.