Catholic Identity Committee of the Parish School

The Catholic Identity Subcommittee serves for enriching the Catholic identity of Prince of Peace Catholic School and strengthening the domestic churches of our school and parish families.

This subcommittee exists to help maintain and enrich the Catholic identity of Prince of Peace Catholic School. We will work to encourage liturgical living in the domestic churches of our school and parish families; to find ways to be a bridge connecting parish, school, and home; to provide opportunities for service projects, continued faith formation, virtue development and spiritual growth in the classrooms and home lives of our school families.
“Do small things with great love.”  – Saint Teresa of Calcutta
“The future of the world and of the Church passes through the family.” –Saint John Paul II

The 2020-21 committee includes: Kristin, Emily, Elisabeth, Nancy and Maria. Anne Richardson serves as the 2020-21 chair. Watch a brief “hello” from Anne here!

Each week, we pick a feast day, holy day or saint of the day. We provide a little background about what makes the day special and share ideas on how you can celebrate within your home (the domestic church). Also, we’ll celebrate certain feasts within the school day. Watch the parish bulletin, The Good News, and social media for this series. 

Members of the parish and school community are invited to adopt a student for the school year to pray for, sacrifice for, and lift up daily. In the same way parishioners are invited to pray for students, students will be encouraged to pray for those who spiritually adopted them. Families are encouraged to join the virtual rosary with the parish, too. 

From feeding the hungry to standing up for life to clothing the poor, the CIC provides service projects across the school year to help students and their families perform import works of mercy.

The Catholic Lending Library is based in the school and is a carefully vetted set of books and movies consistent with Church teaching. This library will re-open when it is safe to do so.

The CIC supports the enrichment of students through the Virtues in Practice Program. In 2020-21, the virtue of the year is HOPE. Learn more in our parent guide. 

The Giving Manger features an empty manger in which straw is added by children through their good deeds and acts of service across Advent, a time of preparation. Each classroom will have a handmade Giving Manager crafted by Dave Richardson, straw to add, and a baby Jesus to arrive for Christmas! Fr Smith blessed each manager! 

Across the year, the Holy Family Traveling Statue will live in the home of each of our families! Learn more about this beautiful statue, a gift from the Catholic Identity Subcommittee, by watching this video explaining what to expect when you have it in your home! Watch here.

On 8 September 2020, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, children gathered from our K4 and K5 to witness the dedication of a new statue to the Blessed Mother installed nearto the playground. This statue is to serve as a reminder of beauty, joy and holiness for our children across the school day. And, is the result of a generous gift from: 

the Lewis family, Antici family, Escude family, Rivera family, and Richardson family