Adult Formation

A variety of faith formation opportunities are available at Prince of Peace for adults to grow in knowledge of the Catholic faith and nurture their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sunday

In Full Communion

This new program is for baptized Christians who are interested in joining the Catholic Church, have been involved in other Christian denominations, and who are not able to attend our Wednesday evening RCIA program. Candidates for this program would typically be non-Catholic Christians who are already attending Mass at Prince of Peace.  The second class began on January 12, 2020, read more here.  For more information, contact Megan Everett.   

9:45 am - 10:45 am - Adult faith study led by Mike Brown, director of adult education in St. Monica room.

Walking with God in the Desert - 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5

Join us for this seven-part series and journey into Biblical lands in the historical, geographical and cultural aspects of the sacred Scriptures.  For more information, contact Mike Brown.

9:45 am  - 10:45 am - "Scripture in Action" 

This scripture study group meets weekly on Sunday mornings between the mornings Masses to discuss the readings for that Sunday and how those readings are relative in our life “today.”  Commentaries from scripture scholars are used to help understand and apply the readings to our life’s experiences. Strengthen your understanding of the Old and New Testaments by sharing your thoughts and questions about the readings we hear during the Liturgy of the Word. Classes are every Sunday of the year, except holiday weekendsFacilitators: Elsbeth Germanson (MTS) and Tom Germanson (MA Theology), 205-565-3456.

6 pm - 7 pm - Women's Bible study

Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs - meets every other Sunday

Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires. So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives.

This study start September 8 at 6 pm in the St. John the Baptist conference room (in the new building across from the religious education office) as we study the Bible and Bad Girls of the Bible (books provided) as well as grow in faith and fellowshipWe will meet every other Sunday night.  The group is not meeting during December.  Study will resume on January 12, 2020. Please contact Allison Roney with any questions. 

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Men's Bible study 

Calling All Men to journey together in fellowship and study on the first and third Sunday nights of each month.   The POP Men’s Bible Study group will begin its 2020 meetings on January 19 from 6:15pm to 7:30pm in the St. John room (in the new building).  Our catalyst for discussion will be the Sunday Gospel Reading for the next Sunday.  No heavy studying, just come, listen and share.  For more information contact Rees Oliver or Deacon Rick at 205-422-8734.

Tuesday

9:30 am - 11 am - Women of Worship meet in the St. Jude room for a book study and prayer during the school year.

Seven Deadly Sins; Seven Lively Virtues - Begins 2/25

This 8-week workbook/DVD study by Bishop Robert Barron includes topics such pride & humility; envy & admiration; anger & forgiveness; sloth & zeal; avarice & generosity; gluttony & asceticism; lust & chastity.  Cost is $10 per person.  Please contact Jill Kent at 205-426-1710 if you'd like to join the study. All women are welcome.

9:30 am - 10:30 amAdult faith study with Mike Brown, director of adult education, in the St. Monica room.

The Acts of the Apostles - 3/10 through 5/26

The Acts of the Apostles is considered the first chapter of the history of Christianity.  It is also one of the most interesting and informative books of the Bible.  In this 12-week series, Sister Laurie Brink, O.P., guides us through the 28 chapters of Acts by exploring the literary, historical, and religious aspects of the early Church. Sister Laurie is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and has published extensively on the ancient social, religious, and cultural world out of which early Christianity emerged.  She is a distinguished member of the Catholic Biblical Association. 

6:30  pm - 7:30 pm - Young adult Bible study led by Phillip Azbik.

6:30 pm - 8 pm - Tuesday Night Faith Studies with Deacon Rick

Study the Eucharist with Dr. Brant Pitre - 1/21 through 3/24

Join Deacon Rick and the Tuesday Night Faith Studies group as he launches a new video series on the Eucharist.   Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching.  The ten week series begins Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30pm in the St. John room.  Time for discussion and encounter with the Lord is planned during the study.  For more information contact Deacon Rick at 205-422-8734.

3/10   Eucharist- The Road to Emmaus

3/17   Eucharist- Revelation: Heavenly Worship

Wednesday

9:30 am - 10:30 am - Adult Bible study with Father Joy in the St. Jude room is on break until late March.   Find his class presentations here for fall study "Gospel of Matthew"

Wednesday Night RCIA Program             

Prince of Peace offers a flexible, no-pressure RCIA program that begins with an orientation session at 6:30 pm. on Wednesday, September 18, in St. Jude room.  Dinner is available, starting at 5:30pm, in Deasy Hall.  Childcare is available. 

RCIA participants are able to experience Catholic practice by attending liturgical services and participating in parish ministries while learning about the faith.  They also will have opportunities to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist).

RCIA sessions include interesting and informative presentations about basic Catholic beliefs and practices as well as discussions among participants and facilitators.  Classes conclude by 8pm. 

The full schedule is available here.  For more information, contact Megan Everett.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - MOMs Group Book Study -  3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1

This new Wednesday evening book study begins on March 4 with the book Mom Set Free by Jeannie Cunnion held in the St. John room. Questions to ministry leaders Amy Deer or Jamie Smith.

Thursday

March  12 - noon - 1:30 pm - Lenten Bible Study with Dr. Dale Wisely, POP Director of Family Life

Grow closer to Jesus by exploring the Seven Last Words of Jesus in the St. John room with Dr. Dale Wisely.  Register online at http://bit.ly/POP7lastwords  or email Dr. Wisely to register.

Friday

9:30 am - Noon - MOMs ministry meets in the St. Jude room for book study, prayer, service and social activities during the school year.  Complimentary childcare is provided for ages 6 months to 2 years in the Adventure Ark church nursery.  See their spring 2020 schedule here.