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!

Celebrating Liturgically

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.

Praying for Each Other

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.

Serving Others

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.

Lending Library

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.

Virtues Program

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. 

4 May: Feast of Saint Florian of Lorch

4 May: Feast of Saint Florian of Lorch

4 May: Feast of Saint Florian of Lorch. Florian was born around 250 AD in the Roman city of Aelium Cetiumin (present-day Sankt Pölten, Austria). He joined the Roman army as a young man and advanced quickly through the ranks, rising to commander of the imperial army in...

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29 April: Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena

29 April: Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena

29 April: Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena. Catherine was born in Siena, Italy in 1347. She was the 25th child in a large family, although half her siblings did not survive childhood. Catherine was intensely religious; she began to experience God mystically and took...

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19 March: Solemnity of Saint Joseph

19 March: Solemnity of Saint Joseph

19 March: Solemnity of Saint Joseph. The Church celebrates two feast days for Saint Joseph: 19 March for Joseph the Husband of Mary and 1 May for Joseph the Worker. The 19th of March has been the more commonly celebrated feast; it wasn't until 1955 that Pope Pius XII...

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Ideas for Observing Lent in the Domestic Church

Ideas for Observing Lent in the Domestic Church

Ideas for Observing Lent in the Domestic Church LENT: a time to grow closer to God. A time to take up practices that lead us toward him and to leave behind practices that distract us from him. “Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter...

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22 February: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

22 February: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter

22 February: Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter. While it may seem like a strange feast, the church is not just celebrating a piece of furniture today. This Feast has been celebrated since the early Church and has multifold meaning. First, it does refer to the actual...

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14 February: Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius

14 February: Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius

14 February: Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Today, the Church honors two brothers known as the “Apostles of the Slavs” for their tireless work in spreading the Gospel throughout Eastern Europe. Born into a prestigious senatorial family in Thessalonica, in 815...

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10 February: Feast of Saint Scholastica

10 February: Feast of Saint Scholastica

10 February: Feast of Saint Scholastica. Scholastica was the twin sister of Saint Benedict, the Patriarch of Western monasticism. She was born in Umbria, Italy, about 480. Under Benedict's direction, Scholastica founded a community of nuns near the great Benedictine...

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2 February: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

2 February: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

2 February: Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Also known as Candlemas, this feast commemorates three distinct but related historical events in the life of the Holy Family. It marks the day when Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem,...

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17 January: Feast of Saint Anthony

17 January: Feast of Saint Anthony

17 January: Feast of Saint Anthony. Known as Saint Anthony "the Great" and the "Father of Monks", he was born in Egypt around the year 250 to distinguished parents. After their untimely deaths, he dedicated himself wholly to acts of mortification. One day in church...

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9 January: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

9 January: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

9 January: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today, we celebrate the baptism of Christ in the Jordan by John the Baptist: a milestone event in the life of Jesus and in Christianity. This feast day is usually celebrated on the Sunday after the Feast of the Epiphany. It...

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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

 

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