Prince of Peace Catholic Community (POP) was founded in 1991 to serve as a parish home for Catholics living in the West Plano area. Since its inception, the church community has been blessed with the leadership of the late founding Pastor Monsignor R. James Balint. Through his leadership, Prince of Peace Catholic School opened in the fall of 1991 with 39 students. Construction began on the current facilities in 1993 and completed the following year. Prince of Peace Catholic Community is currently led by Father Tom Cloherty as Pastor and Father Stephen Ingram. Prince of Peace Catholic School is part of the Catholic School System of the Diocese of Dallas. The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED), approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), accredits the school. The re-accreditation process was just completed in 2015.