Religious Education at Prince of Peace

Religious Education at Prince of Peace

Our Goal
The Prince of Peace Religious Education Program seeks to provide to all parishioners the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary for their ongoing conversion to Jesus Christ and the Gospel in order to bring about full participation in the life of the Catholic Church. In nurturing all age groups we will foster community among the children, families and the parish community, encouraging all to be good stewards of the gifts God has given them, using these gifts to proclaim, celebrate and serve the Kingdom of God.

Our Focus
The Office of Religious Education focuses on the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church in proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. The Religious Education Office is responsible for parish-based religious education/catechetical programs. These programs are for all ages - religious education is life-long learning. Catechesis includes sacramental preparation (Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation), religious education programs for pre-school, K-6, junior high, senior high, and adults. The Office of Religious Education focuses on the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church in proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Our Focus is Teaching the Four Pillars of Faith.

Teaching The Four Pillars of Faith
The catechetical ministry of the Catholic Church has been nurtured and renewed in recent years with the publication of three important Church documents, namely the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the General Directory for Catechesis, and the National Directory for Catechesis. All of these documents remind us that families are the first teachers of their children in the faith and that we as catechists and catechetical leaders are to support them in this vital parent responsibility in every way that we can. It is our privilege to assist you, your child’s primary catechist, with their faith formation.

Prince of Peace Parish Religious Education Faith Formation Program is Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies incorporate the six tasks of catechesis that the National Directory of Catechesis outlines. The program introduces and reinforces Catholic concepts from Preschool through Grade 8.