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

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation

Two-Year Sacramental Preparation

Prince of Peace honors the Archdiocesan directive regarding Sacramental Preparation, which maintains that a person is best-served by a two-year preparatory period for First Holy Communion. The Prince of Peace Christian Formation Office (CFO) offers meetings and retreats to supplement religious education during these years. 

1st Grade, Year 1 of Sacramental Preparation

Elementary SOR 1st Graders attend a Bible Boot Camp retreat with their parents. At this event, our children receive the St. Mary's Press Catholic Children's Bible and the tools to initiate a lifelong love of and study of Sacred Scripture. 

2nd Grade, Year 2 of Sacramental Preparation

In the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, First Reconciliation and then First Holy Communion commonly take place during the 2nd Grade year. At Prince of Peace, we provide formal preparation in addition to what our children are receiving, either at POP School or through the School of Religion (SOR). 

Elementary SOR children who attended 1st Grade religious education and are now in 2nd Grade SOR, as well as POP School 2nd Graders, make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in their 2nd Grade year. 

Prince of Peace celebrates the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the first half of the school year and the Sacrament of the Eucharist in the second half of the 2nd Grade year. One cannot worthily receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist without the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

In the fall, parents attend a parent meeting and then the First Reconciliation Retreat with their children. Fully prepared, their child then makes his/her First Confession. 

In the spring, parents again attend an informational preparatory meeting and then the First Communion Retreat with their children. Fully prepared, their child then makes his/her First Communion. 

Enjoy this beautiful seasion with your child, and help him/her grow into a full, healthy, sacramental life of frequent Confession and reception of the Eucharist. 

Sacramental Preparation for Older Children

Children in the 3rd-6th Grade enjoy their Elementary SOR Classes and Home Lessons with their peers. They then attend an additional monthly Small Group Sacramental Preparation (SGSP) class. 

Children in the 7th-12th Grade work with the Director of Youth and Youth Adult Ministry to make their Sacraments. Anyone older than high school-age attends RCIA. 

For those children in the 3rd-6th Grade preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and/or First Communion, contact the Christian Formation Office (CFO) for more information (913) 829-1147. 

Resources to Help Your Child Understand the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Resources to Help Your Child Understand Holy Communion


Prince of Peace 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.


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


Reminder: Parish Movie Night is this Saturday following the 5 PM Mass!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Today's Events

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

June 17, 2018: "A Little Trust Goes a Long Way" (Fr. Jerry)
June 10, 2018: "Exposing Ourselves as Christians" (Fr. Jerry)