Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
Church: 913-782-8864
School: 913-764-0650
Christian Formation: 913-829-1147

Elementary Religious Formation

Prince of Peace Elementary (1st - 6th Grade)

Prince of Peace’s Elementary Religious Formation Program follows the school year, from September - May.  

Since 2017 Prince of Peace has embraced a Family-Centered model for Religious Formation with periodic family gatherings.  

Last year we could not meet due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This year, God-willing, we will again gather periodically.

We are meeting in the Church vs. the Parish Hall this year because...

  1. Families may sit as close to or as far away from other families as their comfort level allows.
  2. If we must take drastic safety measures again, the Confirmation program will once again have to move from the Youth Room to the Parish Hall, which would bump us.
  3. Unrelated to COVID-19, some parents complained about being uncomfortable at the lunch tables in the Parish Hall.

 

Family Gatherings (All in the Church):  

At no event may children be left unattended.  Siblings, including fussy babies, are always welcome.  Grandparents are treasured.
 
Kick-Off:  Monday, September 13 & Wednesday, September 15, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. (Attend whichever session is most convenient for your family.  Parents may attend alone, if you prefer.)
 
Mysteries of the Rosary:  Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
 
Our Father Presentation with Father Francis and Activity with Meighan Ott: Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 
Singing the O Antiphons with Michael Podrebarac:  Monday, December, 13th & Wednesday, December 15, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  (Attend whichever session is most convenient for your family.)
 
Tenebrae Celebration:  Monday, Monday, March 7 & Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  (Attend whichever session is most convenient for your family.)
 
May Crowning:  Monday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  (Attend whichever session is most convenient for your family.)

 

 

Weekly Home Lessons

Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation - Saint Mary’s Press (SMP) Discover.  
Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation  - Dynamic Catholic's Blessed
3rd Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
4th Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
5th Grade - Saint Mary’s Press Discover
6th Grade - A Saints Study Tailored to help 6th-Graders find their best fit as a Confirmation Saint.

 

You will sit down with your child in the comfort of your home using concrete materials:  books, worksheets, etc.
I (Shannon) will send you the lessons via Flocknote.  After completing each weekly lesson with your child(ren), you complete a weekly short Google Survey.

 

The SMP Discover program (Year 1, 3rd- through 5th Grades) is centered around the Catholic Children’s Bible.  Your lessons are literally in the Bible.  You turn to the given Bible story/passage each week and read with your child.

For more on Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation, see the Sacramental Preparation web page.

For more on the Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation and the Dynamic Catholic Blessed program, see the Sacramental Preparation Web Page.

6th Grade

6th-Graders are growing out of Elementary materials but not quite ready for Confirmation preparation.  For this reason, we have created a vibrant Saints Study program tailored for your child.  At the end of his/her 6th-Grade year, your child will be equipped with a handful of saints from whom to choose a Confirmation saint.

 

Expectations

Parents are expected to faithfully work with their children at home on their home lessons, to attend Family Gatherings, and to offer feedback as requested.

 

Questions/Concerns?  

Email Shannon at scardaronella@popolathe.org or call her at (913) 390-3165.

 

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

Click HERE for more information on the Sacramental Preparation Page for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

 

Sacramental Preparation for Older Unbaptized Children

Click HERE for more information on the Sacramental Preparation Page for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

 

Registration Fee

1st child  $65
2nd child $65
3rd child $65
4th + 0

Activity Fee for Children in a Sacramental Preparation Year -  $40/child:

Year 1 & Year 2
7th & 8th Grade
School 8th
 

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Calendar of Events

Sunday Readings & Homily

April 11, 2020 - Easter Vigil: "In the beginning and at the end, the message is the same ... Do Not Be Afraid"
April 9, 2020 - Holy Thursday: "Full Service From our God'