Frequently Asked Questions
What is your Mass Schedule?
Prince of Peace offers Masses in both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form. Our complete Mass schedule can be click here to go to the Mass Schedule Page.
What time are your Confessions?
How do I schedule a Mass Intention?
Contact Maria Rauch at 864.331.3901 to schedule an intention or visit our page here.
Do you have Eucharistic Adoration?
We have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Adorers are always needed. Find out more by visiting this page.
What time are the Parish Offices Open?
The Parish Office is open 9a-4p Monday – Thursday and 9a-Noon on Fridays. The Offices are closed on most Civil Holidays and Holy Days.
How do I submit a bulletin request?
If you wish to have something published in our bulletin, please send the write up at least two weeks in advance to:
How do I advertise my business at Prince of Peace?
You can advertise in our Parish Bulletin. Ad set up and payment is handled through Diocesan Publications. Please contact our sales representative Greg Duncan at email@example.com.
How do I contact a priest in the event of a medical emergency, or arrange a visit from a priest for someone who is sick and shut in?
If you or a family member are experiencing a medical emergency and require the Anointing of the Sick immediately, please call the Parish Office at 864.268.4352 between the hours of 9a-4p Monday-Thursday or 9a-Noon on Friday. If you have a medical emergency after hours, please call 866.456.2956 and one of our priests will be notified.
If you need to arrange a visit for a parishioner who is sick and shut in and desires to receive Communion on a regular basis, please contact the Parish Office at 864.268.4352.
How do I arrange baptism for my child?
Parents desiring Baptism for their child must be active, registered members of the Parish and attend Baptismal Classes. Baptisms are able to be celebrated in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form. For complete information on Baptisms, visit our Sacraments page or contact Deacon Gus Suarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am interested in getting married at Prince of Peace, what do I do?
Couples who want to be married at Prince of Peace must contact the Parish at least 6 months in advance of desired wedding date. All pre-nuptial paperwork and requirements must be met before wedding date can be set in stone. Weddings are permitted in the Ordinary Form and Extraordinary Form at 11a or 1p on most Saturdays of the year with the exceptions of the penitential seasons of Advent and Lent, Holy Days of Obligation and civil holiday weekends. For complete information and guidelines, visit our Sacraments page.
I need to arrange a funeral for a family member, what do I do?
In the event of the death of a family member who is a parishioner, please notify the Parish Office at 864.268.4352 as soon as possible to discuss funeral arrangements. To aid in planning a funeral please read our Funeral Planning Booklet.
I would like my child to receive First Communion, what do I do?
Children reaching 7 years of age or Second Grade generally receive their First Holy Communion at this time. Children must prepare for two years, usually beginning in Grade 1. Confession must precede Holy Communion and parents and students are required to attend mandatory meetings, retreat and successfully pass the test. A child may prepare for First Holy Communion as a student of our Religious Education Program or Prince of Peace Catholic School. Children who are older must contact our Pastoral Associate for Children’s Catechesis, Maria Barontini.
I would like my child to be Confirmed, what do I do?
Children typically in their Eighth Grade year receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at this time. Children must prepare for two years, usually beginning in Grade 7. They must have already received the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confession. Students and parents are required to attend mandatory meetings, retreat and successfully pass the test. A child may prepare for Confirmation as a student of our Religious Education Program or Prince of Peace Catholic School. Those who are older who desire to be Confirmed must contact Maria Barontini at email@example.com or 331-3919. All information and criteria for Confirmation may be found on the Confirmation Page.
I am interested in converting to Catholicism, do you have a program?
Adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic Faith are welcome to attend our RCIA classes which usually begin the Tuesday following Labor Day at 7p in Croghan Hall.The classes are for non-Christians, non-Catholics or Catholics who want to deepen their knowledge of the Church. Those who decide to come into full communion with the Catholic Church will receive all their Sacraments at the Easter Vigil. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 864.268.4352.
How do I begin the process for an annulment?
Contact Deacon Bob Smith at 908-7047 to schedule an appointment to begin the process. You must have a notarized copy of your divorce decree, a notarized copy of your marriage license and an updated, sealed copy of your Baptismal Certificate. For more information on the annulment process in the Diocese of Charleston, visit the Tribunal Website.
We have three parish choirs for children and youth ages K5-12th grade. The Primary Choir is for K5-1st grade. The Junior Choir is for grades 2-5. Primary and Junior Choirs sing at the 10a Solemn Mass throughout the year. Our Treble Schola is for children and young women and sing at the Noon Extraordinary Form Mass throughout the year.
Do you have a parish adult choir?
Our St Cecelia Choir serves the 10a Mass on Sundays and Sung Masses on Holy Days.
Do you have a Religious Education Program?
For children who are not students at Prince of Peace Catholic School, we offer Religious Education classes. We also offer a way for home schooled students to participate in religious formation. Grades 1 & 2 are necessary for First Communion preparation and Grades 7 & 8 are necessary for Confirmation Preparation.
What does the Religious Education Program offer?
Children in grades K5-8th grade can enroll and participate in our Religious Education classes. More information can be found on this page.
When are Religious Education classes held?
Religious Education Classes are on Sunday mornings from 8:50a – 9:50a. They are held in the School Building.
Why should my child attend Religious Education?
Religious Education is necessary for the reception of the Sacraments and a strong, knowledgeable Catholic life of faith. It grows community, fellowship and prayer life.
How do I enroll my child in the Religious Education Program at Prince of Peace?
Do you offer Vacation Bible School?
We offer Vacation Bible School one week each summer!
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How do I contact Prince of Peace Catholic School?
Contact Prince of Peace Catholic School at 864.331.2145 or visit them on the web www.popcatholicschool.org
What grades does Prince of Peace Catholic School offer?
Prince of Peace Catholic School serves students in grades K4-8th.
How do I apply for my child to attend Prince of Peace Catholic School?
Is Prince of Peace Catholic School accredited?
Prince of Peace Catholic School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association. Prince of Peace Catholic School was also a 2014 recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award. And, 2020 recipient of the National Catholic Education Honor Roll Award.
How are Prince of Peace’s test scores?
Visit this link to view Prince of Peace Catholic School’s test scores.
Where can I find your school calendar?
Does Prince of Peace Catholic School offer clubs and extra-curricular activities?
Prince of Peace Catholic School offers a variety of activities for their students:
Band (3rd-8th grade)
Yearbook (5th-8th grade)
Drama (6th-8th grade)
Math Team (6th-8th grade)
Quiz Bowl Team (6th-8th grade)
Student Council (6th-8th grade)
Junior Beta Club (6th-8th grade)
Catholic Youth Organization
CYO meets weekly to provide a solid Catholic community to our young people in grades 9-12 while learning to defend and live our Catholic Faith. We also meet outside of Prince of Peace for service activities and recreation.
When does CYO meet?
CYO meets 7-9p on Sundays in Croghan Hall during the school year.
Is there a sign up or fee to participate in CYO?
The only fee for CYO is $5.50 to cover the Diocesan Insurance requirement. There is no need to sign up, just show up!
How do I receive news and information about POP CYO?