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

Elementary SOR

Catechist Formation

Monday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 28, 6-7 p.m., Art Room
Marc Cardaronella will return to teach catechists how to deliver the Kerygma in a chalk-talk, and tailor it for your audience.

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

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Weekly Home Lessons:  Children do home lessons weekly using Ignatius Press's Faith & Life series presented through My Catholic Faith Delivered.  Each Grade's Home Lesson Syllabus is attached below under Additional Resources.  These lessons are a vital part of this program.  As such, we track and record your progress. 

Each Syllabus is slightly different.  The greatest difference is for 2nd Grade, as they have additional lessons, and we jump around to prepare for First Reconciliation before Christmas and First Holy Communion in the Spring.  But you will see variations from grade-to-grade.

Monthly Classes/Parent Meetings

Next Elementary SOR Child/Parent Formation Evenings will be Monday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 7.
Catholic Counselor Chris Ellman will be here to talk with parents on stress, anxiety, and self-harm.

Children meet monthly in the Prince of Peace School Classrooms while parents attend their Parent Meeting in the Parish Hall. 

  • The children classes are NOT interchangable.  To remain Virtus-compliant, the children attend the class they are placed in.
  • We offer the same Parent Talk on that given Monday and Wednesday.  While it's generally most convenient for parents to attend when their children are in their Elementary SOR classes, feel free to attend this on the other night as needs be.\

Periodic Family Gatherings

We all meet in the Parish Hall periodically for a Family Gathering. Families attend together, as there is no child supervision on this evening.  The same event will be offered that given Monday and Wednesday. While it is generally most convenient for families to attend on their given SOR evening, families are welcome to attend either session.  As you are attending with your children, you are supervising them, and there are no Virtus issues.

Catechist Formation

This is training for Elementary SOR catechists and volunteers.  If you are not volunteering with this program, you need not attend.  Consult the Elementary SOR Calendar below in Additional Resources for details.  
Did you miss registration from April through the July 31st deadline? Don't panic.  You are not alone.  Provided we have room in a given class, late registration is still underway. Registration Questions?  Please call Jean at (913) 747-7742.Technical Support for My Catholic Faith Delivered or Other questions about the program, call Shannon at (913) 747-7745 or e-mail her at

My Catholic Faith Delivered and the Faith and Life Series

Please visit the My Catholic Faith Delivered webpage for more information on the program.  As well, please review the documents below.

MCFD employs the Faith and Life Series.  Please review endorsements of the program HERE.

Random Helpful Information

Franciscan Media provides insights into how to answer the number one question asked by children (and many adults), Will I See My Dog in Heaven?

Donations Request

The Elementary SOR Program is looking for donations:

  • Game Pieces (The pieces you move around the board.  If you have old games missing pieces and would like to donate the others, we'll take 'um.)
  • Physical Bingo Markers or Tiddly Winks, (not the liquid daubers.  I'm not that brave!)
  • Lego Minifigures 
  • Dice
  • Hula Hoops (Clean ones only, please.)

If you wish to donate any of these items, please drop them off at the Christian Formation Office.  Thank you and God Bless.


Fr. Jerry deeply respects the institutions of family and parish.  Religious education should take place within one's family, under the umbrella of one's home parish.


Catholic Parent Newsletter

Additional Resources


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


Fr. Jerry Volz will lead workshops in practical ways to Pray
Tuesdays, February 27 and March 6 at 7 pm
Wednesdays, February 28 and March 7 at 9:30 am




Women's Retreat:  April 7-8
Men's Retreat:  April 14-15

Attend this weekend retreat to renew your faith in Jesus Christ through the working of the Holy Spirit.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 25, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 25, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:00am


February 18 - Readings & Homily (Fr. Jerry - "The Human Jesus Helps Us Deal with Human Temptations")
February 18 - Readings & Homily (Fr. Agustin)