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

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Enjoy this beautiful year with your child!

At Prince of Peace, we provide formal preparation in addition to what your child is receiving either at Prince of Peace School or through the School of Religion.

We focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the first half of the year and the Sacrament of the Eucharist in the second half of the year.  One cannot worthily receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist without the Sacrament of Reconcilation.

To help you prepare your child and yourself, we have the following events with your child and your family in mind:

First Holy Communion

  • Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Last Names Beginning A-L
  • Saturday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Last Names Beginning M-Z


First Communion Banners

Completed Banners are due by March 9th.

Please return in the bag in which you received your banner supplies. This bag keeps parts together if they fall off (and they do). The name tag on the bag also makes quick work of organizing banners.

Tip: If you have family/friends coming who will be arriving separately but will be sitting with you, send them a photo of your child's banner. 

Additional Communion Resources

Informative Videos about our Church

Now that our children have made their First Reconciliation, let's all continue to learn more about this beautiful sacrament and attend regularly.

Additional Reconciliation Resources

Two-Year Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for Older Children (Heading)
For those children in the 3rd-12th Grade who need preparation to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and/or First Communion, please contact the Christian Formation Office for more information (913) 829-1147.
Children in Grades 3-6 will pursue their grade-appropriate Elementary SOR Classes and Home Lessons with their peers.  In addition, they will attend monthly Small Group Sacramental Preparation (SGSP) classes.
Children in Grades 7-12 will work with Alli Petty, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, to fulfill this goal.
Once again, Fr. Jerry has communicated that the Archdiocesan directive in regards to Sacramental Preparation requires that a person needs a two-year preparation for First Holy Communion.
The events on this Sacramental Preparation page pertain to those families whose children are in their 2nd year of sacramental preparation and will be making their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year.
If your child is in his/her 1st year of Sacramental Preparation, you will attend these events next year.


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

Additional Materials


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


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.



Bible Boot Camp (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. - Noon or
Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Totus Tuus (Grades 1-6)
June 25-29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:15am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:15am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm


March 18, 2018: "Lifted Up Into Life" (Fr. Jerry)
March 11: "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" (Fr. Jerry)