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Religious Education

Growing and Serving Young Disciples (1st Grade through Confirmation)

Mission Statement:  To provide instruction and education that complements the religious education efforts of the parents or guardians at home. Through a variety of media and hands-on activities, we seek to teach children the essential information needed for understanding their faith, deepening their relationship with the Lord, and participating in a Catholic community.

Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it." 

- Proverbs 22:6

Children Singing in a Choir

Meet The Team

Theresa Williams

Theresa Willaims

Director of Religous Education

Deb Wegner-Hohensee

Deb Wegner-Hohensee

Pastoral Associate (Adult Confirmation/RCIA)

Neil Saindon

Neil Saindon

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Deacon Jeff Prickette

Deacon Jeff Prickette

Pastoral Leader

2023/2024 Registration Information

​Grades 1 - 6:  Wednesdays  |  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

​Grades 7 - 9: Wednesdays  |  7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
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Confirmation & 10: Sundays   |  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.      *times may vary

Prince of Peace Religious Education serves Grades 1 to 11, ​including Sacramental preparation for 1st Communion (Eucharist), 1st  Reconciliation (Confession), and Confirmation.

​Registration for 2023/2024 is open!  Fill out the online registration form. 

Payment registration will close in August for credit or debit cards, but we will still accept payments by cash or check in the Parish Office or at RE on Wednesday nights through April.  Registration is complete when tuition payment is received.  Please email re@popgb.org or call the Parish Office at (920) 468-5718 with questions.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:  Our program is open to all students entering 1st to 11th grade in 2023-2024 School Year.  Classes are held during the following times:
 
Grades 1 to 6
Wednesdays: 4:30 PM -  5:30 PM or 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Grades 7 to 9
Wednesdays: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM


10th & Confirmation (Grade 11) 
Sundays from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM  (times may vary)


The number of classes able to fit into our building is limited; so please sign up early to reserve your child(ren)’s spot.  
 
TUITION:  Cost of the program is as follows:
Prince of Peace Parish Members

  • 1 Child:                       $115

  • 2 Children:                $190

  • 3+ Children:              $240

  • Sacramental Fee:    $  50   (2nd gr. & Confirmation)


Out-of-Parish Tuition:            $150/child (plus applicable Sacramental fees)                                 

If you have a Scrip Tuition Credit, they will be sent via email. Please watch to pay your remaining balance. 

SCRIP TUITION CREDIT PROGRAM -- Start earning tuition credit on your 1st dollar spent!

The SCRIP Tuition Credit Program is available to help families offset cost of Religious Education for their children.  By purchasing Scrip cards from Prince of Peace, families can earn Scrip credit in the current year toward tuition costs for the next year.  Scrip profits for families are calculated annually from March 1-February 28.  

  • Tuition Credit is earned for next year's tuition on the first dollar spent on Scrip!

  • Tuition Credit is 50% of the Scrip rebate percentage for every purchase; the remaining 50% rebate goes to the parish.   

  • Scrip is available for purchase M/W/F from 8:30am - Noon in the Parish Office, Wednesday evenings 5:00 - 7:00pm during in-person RE classes, and after some of the weekend Masses.

  • Online scrip orders must be received by Noon on Wednesday for pickup on Friday morning or after the Weekend Masses. (Online orders are subject to availability.) 

  • The RE FAMILY NAME must be written on the Scrip Order Form to earn tuition credit for the order.  

  • Scrip purchases may be made using cash or check.

  • Tuition Credit will be applied exclusively to those Scrip purchases made by a family member (parents, grandparents, etc.) for the benefit of the student to receive tuition credit.  Tuition Credit will not be applied to Scrip purchases by any business.

  • Tuition Credits earned will be applied to the tuition in the following year.  In the final year of the Religious Education program, Scrip Credits earned will remain at the Parish.

  • Tuition Credits earned, or the total tuition owed for RE students in the family will not be refunded, but carried forward to future years or transferred to other families for the current or future years.

  • The previous year's RE tuition and fees must be paid in full in order to apply Tuition Credit for the next year. . 


For the most updated Scrip form and/or to order online, go to https://www.popgb.org/scrip.html.

TUITION PAYMENTS:  Tuition payments can be made online through FaithDirect (see "RE Tuition &/or VBS Payment" button above) or at church to complete enrollment.  Payment options are:

  • One-time full payment due at the time of enrollment

  • Two installments (Half due at the time of enrollment; half due in January)

               
Tuition can be paid with cash, check, or credit card.  Checks can be mailed to the Parish Office, “Attention:  RE Tuition”.  Tuition assistance is available.  If needed, please indicate on the registration form.

If you have a Scrip credit for your tuition, you can pay online by using the "RE Tuition w/Scrip Credit" button above.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT SOCIAL COMMUNICATION POLICY:  The registration form requires your authorization regarding this policy.  Please read the document below prior to completing your registration form.
 
Email questions to re@popgb.org.  We look forward to serving your children!
*Parish Office Hours:   Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m. to noon. 
 
“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.”    -Proverbs 22:6

Get to Know The Safe Environment Policy

Safe Environment
Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God.  The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk.  If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: www.gbdioc.org

Important Dates

Oct 1st – 11th grade Student Retreat with Spiritus 10 am to 5 pm

Oct 15th – 10 and 11th grade Field trip to Shrine in Champion

Oct 21st - Confirmation at St. Mary’s in Ledgeview

 

Together in Faith Family Nights

  1. October 25

  2. December 6

  3. January 24

  4. March 20

Sacraments

2nd Grade First Reconciliation

First Reconciliation/Communion Parent Meeting  (parents)

Sunday, October 15

11:00-Noon

First Reconciliation Retreat and Sacrament

(students and parents)

Saturday, November 11

10am-noon (Sacrament 11am)

 

 

2nd Grade First Communion

Student & Parent Retreat

(parents attend too)

Saturday, February 3

8:30am-10:30am

Bread Partners at

Weekend Masses

Saturday, March 16 at 4:30pm or

Sunday, March 17 at 8am, 10am, 6pm

First Communion

Sunday, April 14

Mass at 1:00pm

 

11th Grade Confirmation

Parent & Student Meeting

Sunday, August 27 at 7:00pm

Student Retreat at Prince of Peace

Spiritus

Sunday, October 1

10:00am (Mass)-5:00pm

Field Trip to The Shrine

Sunday, October 15

Confirmation

Saturday, October 21, at 7:00pm

Sacramental Preparation

First Communion

Students in Grade 2 will prepare for the Sacrament of First Communion.

So rich is the mystery of the Eucharist that we have a number of terms to illumine its saving grace: the Breaking of the Bread; the Lord's Supper; the Eucharistic Assembly; the Memorial of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection; the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Eucharistic Liturgy; Holy Communion; and Holy Mass (cf. CCC, nos. 1328-1332).The use of bread and wine in worship is already found in the early history of God's people. In the Old Testament, bread and wine are seen as gifts from God, to whom praise and thanks are given in return for these blessings and for other manifestations of his care and grace. The story of the priest Melchizedek's offering a sacrifice of bread and wine for Abraham's victory is an example of this (cf. Gn 14:18). The harvest of new lambs was also a time for the sacrifice of a lamb to show gratitude to God for the new flock and its contribution to the well-being of the family and tribe.

These ancient rituals were given historical meaning at the Exodus of God's people. They were united into the Passover Meal as a sign of God's delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, a pledge of his fidelity to his promises and eventually a sign of the coming of the Messiah and messianic times. Each family shared the lamb that had been sacrificed and the bread over which a blessing had been proclaimed. They also drank from a cup of wine over which a similar blessing had been proclaimed.

When Jesus instituted the Eucharist he gave a final meaning to the blessing of the bread and the wine and the sacrifice of the lamb. The Gospels narrate events that anticipated the Eucharist. The miracle of the loaves and fish, reported in all four Gospels, prefigured the unique abundance of the Eucharist. The miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana manifested the divine glory of Jesus and the heavenly wedding feast in which we share at every Eucharist.

In his dialogue with the people at Capernaum, Christ used his miracle of multiplying the loaves of bread as the occasion to describe himself as the Bread of Life: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. . . Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you" (Jn 6:51, 53).

First Reconciliation

Students in Grade 2 will prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation.

The Sacrament of Penance must be seen within the context of conversion from sin and a turn to God. Peter wept bitterly over his triple denial of Christ but received the grace of conversion and expressed it with a threefold confession of love for Jesus (cf. Lk 22:54-62; Jn 21:15-19). Paul was converted from persecuting Christians to becoming one of the greatest disciples of Christ who ever lived (cf. Acts 9:1-31). These moments of conversion were only the beginning of their lifelong commitment to living in fidelity to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sin harms our relationship with God and damages our communion with the Church. Conversion of heart is the beginning of our journey back to God. Liturgically this happens in the Sacrament of Penance. In the history of the Church, this Sacrament has been celebrated in different ways. Beneath the changes, there have always been two essentials: the acts of the penitent and the acts of Christ through the ministry of the Church. Both go hand in hand. Conversion must involve a change of heart as well as a change of actions. Neither is possible without God's grace.



Act of Contrition

​My God, 
I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you 
whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, 
to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy.
Amen.

Confirmation

“…the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name, he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”    John 14:26

Students in Grade 11 or 12 will prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Candidates in the Confirmation program at Prince of Peace Parish must be at least in their junior year of high school.  In this program, candidates will develop and strengthen their relationship with their Lord Jesus Christ, while learning how to apply our Catholic values in areas of Creed, Morality, Liturgy & Sacraments, and Prayer to the world we live in today.

We ask that candidates enter the Confirmation process with an open mind and heart.  The decision to be confirmed belongs to the youth.

What follows are the requirements Confirmation candidates must complete to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

  • Sign Prince of Peace Family Covenant                                                    

  • Complete and Turn in Field Trip Permission Slip                                   

  • Attend Classes  (September to February)

  • Learn Contents of Bishop’s Confirmation Guide

  • Turn in Baptismal Certificate                                                                        

  • Choose a Sponsor

  • Confirmation Information Form                                                         

  • Confirmation Sponsor Commitment Form                                             

  • Saint Biography (format provided)                                                           

  • Participate a Confirmation Interview                                                     

  • Write a Letter to the Bishop (format provided)                                   

  • Complete Service Hours/Turn in Service Requirement Form              

  • Participate in a Retreat                                                                                  

All requirements must be completed to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

​See the Religious Education/Forms page for a current handbook and schedule of Confirmation classes.

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.”                                                       -Acts 2:4

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