ADULTS

Our community offers many wonderful opportunities for involvement. Becoming involved in our faith community helps our parishioners feel more at home

 

Community

 

DAVE RAMSEY'S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching,  class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. 

For more information, please contact Jo at 714-814-0882 or mrs.victor@gmail.com

 

EMPTY NESTERS

For married couples whose children have finished high school. The group usually meets on the third Saturday of each month. Activities include dinners, theater, and outreach projects. For more information contact: 

CONTACT US

Rusty Adams

rustyadams@cox.net


 


M.O.M.S. Group

 All moms or expectant moms of the parish and/or school are welcome to join the Prince of Peace Mothers Offering Mothers Support (M.O.M.S.) Group! Childcare is provided for children 9 months and up, and babies are welcome to join us at the meetings. M.O.M.S. offers friendship and support in an accepting and fun environment. We strive to encourage our members in their ministries as mothers, wives, and friends. Our meetings will include speakers, fellowship amongst moms, faith building prayer and outreach projects over brunch and coffee. We meet the second Wednesday of every month (September - May) from 9:30-11:30. We also offer night time activities such as Moms Night Out, and special children's events like Trunk or Treat and Breakfast with Santa.  Whether you are able to join us during the day or for our evening events, we look forward to a great year ahead. Please contact us at popmomsgroup@gmail.com or visit https://popmoms1.wordpress.com/ if you are interested in attending our meetings or would like more information. We would love to hear from you! 


PRIMETIMERS

Everyone who is over 55 years of age is invited to be a part of the Primetimers.  Membership is open to couples and singles.   Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month beginning in September and continuing through June.  The meetings are held in St. Katharine's Hall from 10:30am-noon followed by lunch. Lunch can be a catered event such as the Christmas party, the bingo and pizza party, or it can be potluck.  Occasionally lunch is at a local restaurant.  Many guest speakers give interesting and informative presentations at the meetings throughout the year on a variety of topics.  The group  participates in other social events each month, such as a dinner, picnic or musical performance.  The group also participates in outreach projects and in many of the activities that the Prince of Peace Community holds throughout the year.  We look forward to seeing you on the first Thursday!

CONTACT US

Janet Thoele
janet.thoele@sbcglobal.net


COFFEE AND DONUTS

This is a wonderful ministry to meet fellow parishioners. Please join us after the 8am and 9:30am Sunday Masses in St. James Hall, where we serve juice, coffee and donuts on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of each month, unless otherwise noted. For more information please contact:

CONTACT US

Cathy Metry
 


 

Faith formation

Scripture is the focus of many of our Small Church Communities. They meet on various days of the week at various times.  Contact Josh Schwartz for more information.

 

GROWING IN YOUR FAITH YOUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP WOMEN OF WISDOM|

GROWING IN YOUR FAITH

Adults Interested In Growing in Your Faith (and Catechists)
If you are seeking to grow in your faith, we invite you to participate in classes, small group faith sharing groups, conferences or retreats offered throughout the Diocese.  The Diocese of Dallas maintains a directory of faith formation events where you can find many opportunities to strengthen your faith.  And, if you are a catechist, you will also find many courses to learn skills for your ministry.

FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DIOCESE

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YOUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST

CONTACT US

Luis Boy
469-223-4158
luisboy@msn.com

“Your Brothers in Christ” host a weekly Christian study opportunity for men on Friday mornings from 5:45 AM to 7 AM. We have a light breakfast, watch 30 mins of video, and then discuss the topic in small groups. The subject matter this  semester is "Wisdom? God's Vision for Life beginning January 26, 2018. There is no cost (other than suggested contribution of $3 for breakfast) and no commitment to regular attendance. Men of any age are welcome to drop by on any Fridays they are free. Contact Luis Boy (luisboy@msn.com / (469) 223-4158) for any questions.

 

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP GROUP

This weekly gathering on Saturday mornings from 6:45 am - 8:45 am creates an opportunity for men of our parish to discuss topics related to living a life with Christ and to hold each other accountable. Newcomers are always welcome!

Here's the schedule:          

6:45am - Pray the rosary in the Eucharistic Chapel for the continued renewal of our parish 

7:15am - Gather in the kitchen to the right of the school office for preliminary manly chit-chat

7:30am - Process with coffee (and sometimes donuts) to the Media Center for song, prayer, and continued fellowship

8:30am - Prayer intentions

8:45am - Close in prayer

All are welcome to come for any or all of these activities.  Don't worry if you need to leave early; just come for what you can. Sharing in faith and fellowship with your brothers is a great way discover the wisdom that can only come from the Holy Spirit. So if you can pull yourself out of bed, come join our band of brothers!


 

 

CONTACT US

Kevin Christensen
kchrislink@aol.com

 


WOMEN OF WISDOM

Women of Wisdom (WOW) is a group for women who have reached a point in establishing family life and/or career where they are now looking for a “something more” as they reach midlife. It includes spiritual reading, reflection, sharing, and group prayer. The Director for the group is Eunice Cheshire. 

Beginning in the fall the group will pray and reflect based on the book, When Wisdom Speaks.

The WOW group meets in St. Katharine's Hall, on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, September – May. 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Mary Lou Whitt
972-250-1358
larrywhit@aol.com


 

ANGELS IN NEED

People in this program make hats, blankets, and clothing for sick, premature, and needy infants at Parkland Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Instructions are provided.

Want to help? We are always in need of baby yarn, fleece and other materials. Please consider donating these items, which may be dropped off in the Pastoral Center.

CONTACT US

Marina
mxlea@msn.com


BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY 

The Bereavement Ministry provides an opportunity for family and friends of a deceased parishioner to come together to comfort one another following the funeral. Volunteers of this ministry provide a reception following the funeral. Members can provide food, help with set up, serving, and/or clean up. Members who can help respond to provide either food, service, or both.

CONTACT US

Beth Callaway
bethcallaway@hotmail.com


BLOOD DRIVE

CONTACT US

Kim Forcum, R.N.
parishnurse@popplano.org

Blood Drives are held twice a year on Sundays, from 7:00AM-1:00PM in St. James Hall. Donors can drop in or schedule an appointment.  We are always in need of donors. Please take the time to donate and help save a life!


OUTREACH MINISTRY

CONTACT US

Susan Chamberlain
972-517-8852

All are invited and welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Various projects are organized throughout the year for community involvement including; Lenten project, Baby Shower, Shoe Drive, Stuff the Bus, Yam Jam, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Angel Tree project, and many others. Volunteers, coordinators, and liaisons, always needed and welcomed. 


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

CONTACT US

Marie Lorenzoni
469-467-8118

Mary Kay Cope
972-231-7312

Our Mission is to provide a spiritual ministry that combines prayer and handiwork to share tangible compassion and comfort to others. Our hope is that by our work and fellowship, we can help to spread God’s love.

Would you like to help? 
Contributions of time, yarn or funds are dearly appreciated.

We would love it if you would like to come and knit or crochet shawls with us, or create them on your own time and bring them to us for delivery.  We will gladly accept any donation of yarn, or if you would like to buy some specifically for us, each shawl generally takes 4 skeins (please be sure all have the same dye lot numbers).  We also need helpers to tie on fringe and/or labels.  And of course, your prayers for the shawl recipients and for our ministry are precious beyond measure.


PRISON MINISTRY

CONTACT US

Henri Montpas
hmontpasjr@aol.com

Saturday mornings we go to the Lew Sterritt Justice center in Dallas. We celebrate the Liturgy of the Word and Eucharistic Service with some of the prisoners there.  It is very rewarding to share this time with those less fortunate than us and to see the Holy Spirit working to change their lives.

They hunger, as we do, for God in their lives. They want to learn to pray the Rosary and other Catholic Prayers. They want to read scripture and learn what God wants from them in their lives.

The persons who volunteer for this ministry, could go on an occasional Saturday or as many as they would like. 


RESPECT LIFE

CONTACT US

Kerry
mikerrytx@yahoo.com

The Prince of Peace Respect Life Committee is affiliated with the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas.  The Committeemeets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Eucharistic Chapel. We recite the rosary at the beginning of each meeting. Meetings are typically 1 to 2 hours in length. We are also involved in various service projects throughout the year, especially in October, the Respect Life month.        


CAREGIVER SUPPORT

CONTACT US

Alice Schuckenbrock
214-708-0010 alice@schuckenbrock.com

Marie Lorenzoni
469-371-2230
granmia108@yahoo.com

 Caregiver Support Group   Prince of Peace will form a support group for those who are the caregiver for a loved one with dementia, cancer, or any health issue that requires a lengthy treatment or rehabilitation. The leaders of this new group are both in the caregiver role and hope to connect with others who are on the same journey.  The group will offer encouragement, share strategies that have worked for them, and look to their faith for strength and peace. On occasion, guest speakers from the medical or social work community will be invited to present. 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus is the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

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OUTREACH MINISTRIES

The Outreach Ministry of Prince of Peace Catholic Community supports agencies, programs and faith community involvement with funding and services, which assist families and individuals who do not have the basic requirements in this world intended for all of us by God. We embark on this ministry in fulfillment of our parish mission "... using God's abundant gifts, we serve through worship, education and Christian service." 
 
 All are invited and welcome to attend Committee Meetings. Various projects are organized throughout the year for community involvement including; Lenten Projects, Baby Shower of Love, Shoe Drive, Stuff the Bus, Yam Jam, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Angel Tree project, and many others. Volunteers, coordinators, and liaisons, are always needed and welcomed.  

 For information on joining our Outreach Committee, please contact Susan Chamberlain at 972-517-8852

If you have a question regarding financial assistance and live in the zip code areas of 75024-75252-75287-75093 please call the Pastoral Office at 972-380-2100. If you live outside of the above mentioned zip codes, please dial 211 for referrals to agencies within your zip code area.


Outreach Giving Tree - located in the Atrium year-round, tags request various needs ranging from simple and inexpensive to more costly items and requests for volunteer assistance.  Volunteers are always needed to help with this project. 

POP FOOD PANTRY

FOOD ITEMS NEEDED FOR FAMILY BAGS

 PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY

MAYONNAISE

16oz BAG OF RICE

16oz JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE

2 LBS. SPAGHETTI OR PASTA

CANNED FRUIT

CANNED BEANS

CANNED VEGETABLES

CANNED SOUP

CANNED TUNA, CHICKEN, OR ROAST BEEF

CANNED BEEF STEW OR CANNED CHILI

CEREAL - *LOW SUGAR CONTENT

18oz CANISTER OF OATMEAL

MACARONI & CHEESE

BOX OF SALTINE CRACKERS

LARGE CAN OF RAVIOLIS

POWDERED DRINK MIX

VIENNA SAUSAGES

CHEESE & CRACKER PACKAGES

GRANOLA BARS

JUICE BOXES

LUNCH TO GO - READY TO EAT TUNAFISH


PLEASE BRING A BAG OF GROCERIES TO MASS WITH YOU THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH AND PLACE THEM IN THE FOOD BIN. THESE GROCERIES HELP SUSTAIN MANY FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT ! 

AGENCY SUPPORT/SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

A variety of volunteer projects are available throughout the year for individuals, families, youth (service hours), and groups to serve the needs of others. Contact the agency directly or the Prince of Peace Outreach liaison for more information. 

AIDS Services of Dallas 
800 N. Lancaster 
Dallas, TX.


Anne Nicol 214-886-8781 annenicol@yahoo.com

ASD is Texas' largest provider of medically supportive, affordable housing for indigent, low-income and homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. ASD operates four licensed facilities in Oak Cliff.

Volunteer Needs:Supper Clubs - groups needed to provide, prepare and serve a dinner once a monthLunch Buddies - help serve lunch weekdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM once weekly or monthlyFor Goodness Sake! - volunteers needed to staff this gift boutique at Northpark Center, proceeds benefit ASDOrganize grooming or cleaning supply drives for residents

Assistance Center of Collin County
Marianna Thiebaud 972-398-3413 thiebaud@swbell.net

Information and referrals to social services, coordinated financial and material emergency assistance.

Volunteer Needs:Adult volunteers for office assistance, receptionist weekdays, and annual fundraiser event

                                                                                                 
Catholic Charities of Dallas ~ 1-866-CCD-7500
Chris Slattery 972-965-0096 cslattery111@verizon.net


Elderly and Family Assistance Services

Nutritious meals, health screenings and recreation activities for seniors; Emergency assistance and food pantries; Thrift stores are open to the public.

Refugee and Empowerment Services
ESL, GED and literacy classes; Vocational training and employment services; Settlement orientation services for refugees. 

Catholic Charities Sites- Phone 1-866-CCD-7500
 Marillac Social Center ~ Brady Center ~ Senior Services  2843 Lapsley Street Dallas, TX. 75212


Cross Family Center (Family Services) 


Family Services Center 


Marillac Social Center 
2843 Lapsley Street
Dallas, TX. 75212


Catholic Charities Home Center 
1421 W. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX. 75247



CHC provides emergency clothing, food and household items to families referred through all the Catholic parishes in Dallas and assistance to clients referred through Migration and Refugee Services. The Resale shop serves as a resource for refugees and low-income families. New and used clothing, furniture, household items, and small appliances offered at no or minimal cost to the client. 
Open Monday-Saturday from 10:00AM-6:00PM. Open most Holidays. 

Volunteer Needs:Answer the phones and schedule donation pickups; assist clients; sort/tag inventory; office helpGroups needed for donation drives-food; infant items; new pillows/blankets; assist with refugee apartment setup and mentoring to refugee and immigrant women enrolled in computer and life skills class

 

City House/My Friend's House
902 E. 16th Street
Plano, TX.
Telephone - 972-380-8076

Jackie Crawford

Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for males and females up to 19 years of age.

Volunteer Needs:Groups or individuals needed to prepare an evening meal for 15-20 teens once a month (last Sunday of month needed)Donations of gift certificates for clothing and passes for activities (bowling, putt-putt, etc) are always needed


Collin County Children's Advocacy Center
2205 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX.
Telephone - 972-735-2244

Rosa Gonzales
rosa@airmail.net

To reduce the traumatization of child abuse victims, CCCAC facilitates a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach to prevention, detection, intervention, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.

Volunteer Needs:Administrative support, special events and projects (minimum age 17)

 


Frisco Family Services Center ( formerly Firsco's Furniture) 
8780 Third Street
Frisco, TX. 
Telephone - 972-335-9495



Food Pantry program provides information and referral services, emergency rent, utility and medical assistance, food pantry and resale store. Minimum volunteer age 15

Volunteer Needs:Assist clients in food pantry; three hour shifts available M-Th 9AM-Noon; Noon-3PM; Wednesdays 3-6PMAssist at reception desk greeting clientsSpanish speaking volunteers to help interpret for clientsHelp needed to sort, clean, price and organize donated goods at the Resale Store located at 9085 Dogwood; Hours: M-F 10AM-6PM; Sat. 9AM-5PM2-4 people needed to clean up store Friday mornings

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County
1400 Summit Ave., Ste. D4
Plano, TX 75074

Telephone - 972-398-0634 x104



  A worldwide non-profit ecumenical faith-based housing ministry building simple, decent, and affordable housing. Works in partnership with qualified low-income working families, using donated funds and volunteer labor to construct new homes. No construction experience necessary.

                    Volunteer Needs:   

  • Home Construction - 1 day or several days - NO experience necessary

  • ReStore - items and volunteers for our retail outlet

  • Committee Participation - Volunteer, Family Support, etc

  • Office Support - data entry, thank you notes, mailings, etc

              


      

Missionaries of Charity
2704 Harlandale Avenue
Dallas, TX.
Telephone - 972-965-8578

Teresa Downum
treesaw@grandecom.net

Founded by Mother Theresa, the Sisters care for the needs of young mothers and their children to ensure a safe start for new families. They distribute food for the needy and provide a Summer Camp program for neighborhood children.

Volunteer Needs:Year-round help needed from 8:30AM-11:30AM to box food donations to be distributed to needy familiesHelp with Saturday afternoon CCD classes

 

Plano Children's Medical Center
1407 14th Street
Plano, TX.
Telephone - 972-516-1568
 

Luciene Schafer

coelhlu@hotmail.com

Provides low-cost medical care for children in Collin County with no medical insurance and children receiving Medicaid and CHIP insurance

Volunteer Needs:Teens/Adults needed to read to children in waiting room weekdays 8:30AM-4:30PMDoctors and Nurses needed to provide free well care and acute care for children Wednesday and Thursday evenings

 

Samaritan Inn
1725 N McDonald Street
McKinney, TX.
Telephone - 972-378-3723



The only emergency shelter for the homeless population in Collin County.

Volunteer Needs:Administrative help-answer telephones, greet guests, general clerical and computer workFood Service-provide and serve prepared meals-breakfast, lunch, and/or dinnerSort and stock donations, provide general maintenance, coordinate Arts & Crafts projects for the childrenSpecial event "clean-up" days for groups and familiesAssist case managers as needed


St. Cecilia Catholic School
Telephone - 972-423-9016

Rose Sessions
rose_sessions@yahoo.com

Catholic parish elementary school serving community in West Davis Street area in Dallas.

Volunteer Needs:Teens, groups or adult volunteers needed to provide babysitting during evening adult meetingsMentors needed Saturday morningsAdults needed for Friday morning story-telling program


The Turning Point
Telephone - 214-797-5803

Kathy


Provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.

Volunteer Needs:Fund Raising/Special Projects - assists with fundraisers throughout the year (no training required)Crisis Advocate - staff 24-hour hotline providing emotional support and crisis intervention to survivors, family members and friends of sexual assault (requires 44 hours of training)Education Outreach Volunteers - provides sexual assault and sexual harassment programs to schools, churches, and businesses, etc. (20 hours of training required)Trial Mentor - provides support to survivors as they go through legal system; may accompany survivor to police station or to court (40 hours of training required)


White Rose Women's Center/St. Joseph's Helpers
4313 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX.
Telephone - 972-398-3413

Marianna Thiebaud
thiebaud@swbell.net

Dallas' only Catholic crisis pregnancy center offering alternatives to abortion, ongoing counseling, furnishes maternity clothes, baby clothes, and furniture; referrals for adoption

Volunteer Needs:Assistance needed one night/week to counsel women to choose life for their unborn child (8-week no cost training course required)Volunteers to assemble infant layettes and sort clothing donationsClerical and other volunteer opportunities available

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DROP BOX

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Clothing Drop Boxes are  located at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in the St. James parking lot;  first parking space along Village Creek. Help us help others with your donations. Your donations are needed with easy accessibility!! All slightly used clothing, bedding and linen is accepted. 

If you have items you wish to donate other than clothing, and you need to schedule a donation pick up, please contact SVdP Thrift Store directly at 214-373-SVdP(7837).


Please visit the SVdP website at  http://www.svdpthrift.org


The thrift stores are located at 3052 NW Hwy., Dallas, TX. 75220 or at 3305 N. Central Expwy., Plano, TX., 75023.

Parish Nurse

The parish nurse seeks to fill a void in the community by enhancing access to existing medical services and to develop means of providing non-existent services. The goal for the nurse is to integrate nursing of the body, mind and spirit. She provides education, develops support groups and functions as a referral agent in healthcare issues.

CONTACT US

Kim Forcum, R.N.
parishnurse@popplano.org

 

ANNULMENTS

Coordinator of Annulments
Lorraine Leyendecker
972-380-2100 x610

l.leyendecker7@popplano.org