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.

In The Dust of the Rabbi - 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

Join us for this five-part series by Ray Vander Lann to follow Jesus, drink in his words, and get covered with the dust of his feet.  Come, discover how we can get dusty and be closer to our Rabbi by doing what he does.  For additional 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.

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

Popes and the Papacy:  A History Part 2 - 12/3 through 3/3

Part II of Popes and the Papacy continueswith Professor Noble’s insights into the complex and significant role of the papacy and of individual popes in influencing the development of the Catholic Church and, indeed, of Western Civilization itself.  His engaging conversational style brings historic events to life and helps our understanding and appreciation of the nature of our Church. Mike Brown will facilitate the discussions. Our instructor,Thomas F. X. Noble, Ph.D., is a noted Professor of History at Notre Dame University.  He is a well-known lecturer and author of the popular textbook, Western Civilization:  The Continuing Experiment.

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.

Wednesday

9:30 am - 10:30 am - Adult Bible study with Father Joy in the St. Jude room  Find his class presentations here.

The 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.

Thursday

March 5 and 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.