Adult Education

Family Life

Contact Angela Calabro, Director of Catechesis and Evangelization

Check our Sex & Family Life resource page for information and links.

Pop Moms

“The true way and the sure way to friendship is through humility – being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other.” Mother Theresa

The new Pop Moms ministry is designed to encourage women to engage in faith filled friendships and to support each other in our vocations as mothers.  We will meet on certain Friday mornings of the month in Croghan Hall from 9:30a-10:30a.  Our meetings will begin with a Rosary and meditation on Catholic motherhood, then allow for free discussion and enjoyment of each other’s company.  If you have any questions, please contact Annie Neds at hokiegirl17@yahoo.com.  No RSVP required!

 

Interested in the Catholic Faith?

We have a special class called Introduction to Roman Catholicism with Sean Chapman.  This is a great way to learn more about our Catholic Faith.

Who should take this class?
Catholics who are returning to the practice of the faith after some time away
Non-Catholic Christians who are considering coming into Full Communion with the Church
Non-Christians who are interested in becoming disciples of Christ in the Catholic Church
All who are married or engaged to a Catholic and who want to learn more

This class is for you.  It is for everybody.  In addition, we will also have sessions for:

Candidates: already baptized Christians considering Full Communion with the Church
Catechumens: those preparing for Baptism
Enquirers: those who are not yet ready to take the plunge and who want to know more!

Classes are from September – Easter, on Tuesdays at 7p in Croghan Hall. Classes begin 6 September.

For more information, or to sign up please contact Sean Chapman at:

rcia@princeofpeacetaylors.org

For information about our liturgies at Prince of Peace, download and read our booklet:

Divine Worship at Prince of Peace.

On-going Christian Formation for Adults

Vatican II: The Challenge and The Promise

If you missed Father Smith’s 7-week course on the Second Vatican Council, you can listen to all the talks on our Homilies page.

 

Women’s Group

Join the Women’s Endow Study group meeting Wednesdays at 7p in the PAC Classroom, beginning 10 January.  The topic of study is St Catherine of Siena: Setting the World Ablaze . The format of the study includes reading from a study guide together and open discussion.  To purchase the study guide follow this link: https://store.endowonline.org/angela-calabro-p4002.aspx  Contact Angela Calabro with questions.

St Catherine of Siena: Setting the World Ablaze  An unforgettable saint’s story that transports us to another era even as it speaks to modern hearts. As a beloved daughter of the Church, St Catherine is one of only three female Doctors of the Church; she is a mystic, a reformer, an advisor to popes, a lover of the poor, and a fabulous teacher. Sit at her feet and listen to the wisdom from her most famous book, The Dialogue, in which she converses with God. Modern women will thrill to see mirrored in St. Catherine our deepest struggles, fiercest devotions, and most courageous interactions with family, friends, and religious companions. Be inspired by Catherine’s example and let her encourage you to truly become the woman God calls you to be.

 

EPIC: A Journey Through Church History

As Catholics, we are heirs to a remarkable heritage. The history of our Faith is so much more than a list of facts and dates. It is a fascinating story of adventure, rebellion, tragedy, and triumph. A story 2,000 years in the making, one word best describes Catholic history: Epic. Epic: A Journey through Church History is a captivating and fast-paced look at the story of the Catholic Church. Beginning with the lives of the apostles all the way up to the present day, Epic takes the immense history of the Church and simplifies it into twelve, color-coded time periods. In the course of twenty weeks, participants learn about the major people, places, and events that comprise the captivating story of Christianity. This study provides participants with an understanding of Church history that enables them to have a greater sense of meaning and identity as Catholics.

The twenty week course will be split into 4 five-week sessions.  The winter session focused on The Early Church.  The Spring Session begins on 12 April and will focus on medieval history and the Holy Roman Empire.  The session is offered on Thursdays at 10a and 7p in Croghan Hall.   Pick the time that works best for your schedule.  For more information, contact Angela Calabro at angela.calabro@princeofpeacetaylors.org

 

Celebrating the Paschal Mystery: Holy Week in the Roman Liturgy

Come and hear Fr Smith lecture on the history and theology of the beautiful liturgical ceremonies in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church’s Holy Week.  If you want to prepare to enter into Holy Week with more knowledge than you can imagine, to actively participate in the Paschal Mystery, please join us for this class!
Thursdays at 7p in Croghan Hall
1 March Palm Sunday
8 March Maundy Thursday
15 March Good Friday
22 March Easter Vigil
Suggested reading:  Holy Week and Easter: A Liturgical Commentary.  Dom Jean Gaillard, author,  William Busch, translator.  Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1954. (hard to find, liturgical and spiritual commentary)
Roger Greenacre and Jeremy Havelock, The Sacrament of Easter.  London: Gracewing. (Anglican liturgical theological commentary)
Phillip Goddard, Festa Paschalia: A History of the Holy Week Liturgy in the Roman Rite.  London: Gracewing, 2011. (excellent historical work)