Before school – Open to 8th Graders
Our Lady of Grace’s Peer Ministry team has been developed as a way to cultivate the qualities of faith and leadership within the lives of the 8th graders involved and the school community at large. Peer Ministers have a three-fold mission: 1) to deepen one’s personal faith in Christ, 2) to experience a strong sense of Christian fellowship with other students, and 3) to nurture and support the emotional and spiritual needs of the entire OLG community.
Peer Ministers are encouraged to be active Christian leaders both in and out of the classroom. They will help lead the 5th grade Kindness retreat, invite others to pray a bi-monthly school-wide rosary for the intentions of all OLG students, and offer “mini-lessons” to elementary classrooms when needed. However, much of the “work” goes on behind-the-scenes. In the words of St. Francis of Assisi, Peer Ministers seek to “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words”.