St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Hilliard wants to bring a little more peace to the community.

St. Brendan the Navigator Church in Hilliard wants to bring a little more peace to the community.

The church, 4475 Dublin Road, will dedicate a peace pole after the 10:30 a.m. mass June 1.

Deacon Patrick Wiggins said the wooden pole has a lot of meaning.

"We're hoping it symbolizes our St. Brendan parishioners' prayer for peace in our community," he said. "It will be an enduring symbol which will be there for years to remind people to keep praying for peace."

The Rev. Rod DiPietro will bless the pole at the ceremony, which is expected to last 10 to 15 minutes.

The church's SAC (safety for adults and children) committee will coordinate the event.

Suzanne Muraco, a committee member, said, "Our goal is to constantly speak to the prayer of peace through the eyes of the pole, through the city of Hilliard, into Columbus, into Ohio and into the nation."

Wiggins said the pole will be installed during the week near the flagpole in the parking lot.

He said the square wooden pole stands about six-and-a-half feet tall and. The pole has plastic inscriptions attached on the sides.

Each side says the same thing -- "May Peace Prevail on Earth" -- but in four different languages.

Peace poles were appeared in Japan in 1955 in connection with the World Peace Prayer Society. Since then, more than 200,000 peace poles have been installed in 180 countries, Wiggins said.