Two-Year Sacramental Preparation
Prince of Peace students in Grades 1-6, that have not received First Reconciliation or First Holy Communion will need to complete a 2-year preparation.
Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation (Most Commonly 1st Grade)
Prince of Peace students making their sacraments in the next School Year (2023-2024)
Elementary Religious Formation children in their first year of religious education, receive the Saint Mary’s Press Catholic Children’s Bible and the instruction to initiate and support their lifelong relationship with God through His Word in Sacred Scripture. Prince of Peace works closely with you as you empower your child to embark on a lifelong journey of drawing closer to God in His Word.
The first year of religious education, students will need to purchase The Catholic Children’s Bible in addition to their regular tuition but will have no other Sacramental prep fees. They will need to be active and complete all required work for students in their grade. For example: 1st graders will be in 1st grade, 4th graders will be in 4th grade.
They will use the same curriculum as other students their age. Please note, if your student is higher than 2nd grade and you would prefer they use 1st grade material, we will work with you on an individual basis. During monthly family gatherings they will still be in class with others in their grade.
Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation (Most Commonly 2nd Grade)
Prince of Peace students making their sacraments this School Year (2022-2023)
Elementary SOR children who are in their second year of religious instruction, as well as Catholic Prince of Peace School 2nd-Graders, make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Sacraments are received with one’s home parish.
In Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation, your student prepares for First Reconciliation in the fall and First Holy Communion in the spring.
For Prince of Peace Religious Education year 2 we will be using Saint Mary’s Press Go, Seek, Find for the year.
Important Year 2 Sacramental Events This Year
We are working to finalize Reconciliation and First Communion Retreat Days and Sacramental Reception Dates. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Once we get the dates finalized, we will send out an email to all registered families and will post the dates on our website and bulletin.
Email April Bailey, Director of Religious Education & Children's Ministry at email@example.com.
Sacramental Preparation for Children With Special Needs
Prince of Peace endeavors to support special needs families to the best of our ability. If you or your child(ren) require accommodations, contact Roxanne Hug, our Prince of Peace Parish Advocate for People with Disabilities, at SpecialNeeds@popolathe.org at registration or as early as possible in the school year.
Sacramental Preparation for Older Baptized Children
Children in the 3rd-6th Grade who have yet to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and desire to do so work with Meighan Ott in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program during their second year of preparation.
Sacramental Preparation for Older Unbaptized Children
For those children in the 3rd-6th Grade who have not yet received the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Communion, contact April at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prince of Peace respects the institutions of family and parish. Religious education, including sacramental preparation, occurs primarily within one's family, under the umbrella of one's home parish.
Children in the 7th-12th Grade desiring to make their sacraments should contact the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Megan Miguel (email@example.com).
Anyone older than high school-age attends RCIA and should contact the Director of Adult Faith Formation, Shannon Cardaronella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director of Religious Education & Children's Ministry