Prince of Peace Catholic Community
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
Church: 913-782-8864
School: 913-764-0650

Baptism

Baptism makes one a member of the body of Christ. Baptism incorporates us into the Church and gives us a rebirth as sons and daughters of God. The principal effects of Baptism are purification from sins and a ne w birth in the Holy Spirit. The Catholic Church baptizes all ages.

Infants - Children 6 years old

The Church requires formation and catechesis for parents in preparation for the baptism of their children. Only one class is required. At Prince of Peace, the Baptism Preparation Class is held the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Daily Mass Chapel. Baptism class lasts approximately 1 hour. You must take, or have taken, a Baptism Preparation Class in the last 3 years before your child can be baptized. You may register online to attend a Baptism Preparation Class or call the Parish Office 913.782.8864 to register for a Baptismal Preparation Class.

Parent(s) must be members of the parish or must receive permission from their home parish for a baptism to be performed at Prince of Peace. Communal Baptisms take place the second and fourth Sunday of the month after the 11:00 AM Mass. Additionally, individual Baptisms can be celebrated during Mass any weekend, according to Fr. Jerry's Mass schedule.  Please fill out and submit the  Schedule a Baptism Form  to start the process of scheduling a baptism at Prince of Peace or call the Parish Office 913.782.8864 for assistance.

Godparents, who are Catholic, will be required to submit the following:

  1. A letter from their Parish stating they are a registered and active member and
  2. A Godparent Endorsement Form. Please refer to the guidelines listed below when choosing your child's Godparents.

The following are Archdiocesan policies for Godparents:

  1. At least one godparent is required for Baptism.
  2. There is to be only one male, or one female godparent, or one of each.
  3. Godparents are to be designated by the parent(s) or guardian. They are to be Catholic and have completed their 16th year. They are to have been
    a) confirmed
    b) received their first Holy Communion
    c) not bound by canonical penalty
    d) not the father and mother of the child.
  4. A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is to participate only together with a Catholic godparent and then as a Christian witness to the baptism and
  5. A non-baptized person may never be a godparent.

Children - 3rd thru 8th Grade

The RCIC (Conversion) program is for students in 3rd- 8th grades that were not baptized.  Please check out our RCIC page for more information.

High School Students and Adults

Adolescents and adults are prepared for Baptism through a process called the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). Please check out our Rite of Christian Initiation page for more information.

Please enjoy this 2 minute message from
Fr. Jerry Volz, Pastor at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Olathe, Kansas

 

Click here for a special letter from Archbishop Naumann regarding the clergy abuse crisis. 


Please click here to view the Annual Financial Report to the Parish.

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

November 4, 2018: "The Law of Love" (Fr. Jerry)
November 1, 2018 (All Saints Day): "No One Is Born a Saint, You Have to Choose to Become One" (Fr. Jerry)