The Elementary Religious Education program is designed to support the parents as they teach their children the Faith. Through classroom learning, the child is exposed to additional Faith formation, including interaction with their Faith on a personal level by participating in and attending special children's Masses during the program sessions, as well as learning through their interaction with students their age.
The third-grade class is focused on the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion.
As the student progresses in the Faith development, in mid-school, the student is exposed to the EDGE program. EDGE is a comprehensive youth ministry program based on, focused on, and directed toward the Eucharist. EDGE is designed to meet the needs of the middle school youth and present them with the truths of the Catholic Church in a relationship environment. Following Confirmation, the young adults are welcome to come back and participate in the HIS Core. The HIS Core helps in teaching the youth in our program, and provides an opportunity for these young adults to volunteer in the community and grow in their own faith.
Our high school program is comprised of two elements, first, the preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Following Confirmation, the young adults may particpate in Peace Core Youth Ministry. The Peace Core allows students to explore their Faith in a greater depth through reflection, Bible studies,reatreats, and prayer with members of their age. In addition, Peace Core members have many opportunities for service at Prince of Peace and the community at large.
The Rite of Christian Inititation for Children is focused on preparing younger children for the Sacraments of Initation which they may have not received at an earlier age.
The Vacation Bible School program is a Faith-based program focused on presenting Christ during the Summer, but in a more interactive and fun way than in a structured learning setting.
During the 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses on Sunday, those children who choose to, are invited to participate in hearing the readings and the Gospel in a more age-appropriate way. The children are blessed and dismissed at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word and rejoin their parents and the congregation at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.