FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Coming soon on Sundays beginning: September 10, 2017 - November 12, 2017
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 646-853-2555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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 9:15-11:15. 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 Crissy Boyer and Briana Volk at email@example.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!
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!
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:
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m
Location: CLC (Children's Learning Center)
Cost: For anyone, but donation of $5 suggested
Gentle Yoga is designed for someone who wants a more breath centered, reflective class at a slower pace. The class includes poses to release stress and tension, in a more tranquil environment. It is open to all levels. Gentle yoga includes breathing, stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and fun. The class ends with reflective readings or scriptures and time for quiet prayer/meditation. It is taught by Christian Stich, a Prince of Peace parishioner, and experienced yoga teacher.
Individual | Family | Teens | Life Transitions | Career Assessments | Marriage
Angela Gwinn is a Licensed professional counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish. After a 25 year career in Industrial Sales and Marketing, she decided to pursue her passion for helping others through their life’s challenges. Her experience to date includes work in a behavioral hospital on the adolescent unit, with a local school district and with public mental health counseling adults and children. Because continuing education is crucial to providing good service, she has attended seminars on Diagnosing Behavioral Disorders in Children, Career Selection, Addiction in Families, Grief Counseling, Domestic Violence and Spiritual Counseling Facilitator. Licensed Professional Counselor.
If your life is adversely affected by a dependence on a substance or a behavior, you do not have to go through it alone. If it’s use causes you or your family pain and/or circumstances beyond your control, you have a problem. However, support and help is right here.
Why should your church community offer an addiction ministry? Because addiction and other negative behavior is a wall between you and God, As well as a wall between you and your family, your work, and the rest of your life. Also, we are mindful that addiction can be life threatening.
We at Prince of Peace Catholic Community believe in you and your ability to seek and receive help and we want to do our part. We know that this journey is very rarely accomplished alone, so we have gathered resources, both here at Prince of Peace and in the community at large, to support your healing. Confidentiality and anonymity will always be maintained at every level.
We also are here to support the family members in their journey. Family life is greatly affected when addiction is present in the family. The very fiber and fabric of a family can be torn or broken down by addiction. We encourage you to take all appropriate action necessary for a complete healing. Our resources are available to everyone who has a need in the community, not just Catholics. Help is a phone call away.
Substance abuse, negative behaviors and bad habits can intrude in our lives and interfere with our relationships with others and with God.
ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN
Amy White 214-724-6820
We are a ministry founded from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's pastoral letter titled "Always Our Children." We are charged with providing a safe, nuturing, and confidential environment for parishioners, drawing up the "reserviors of faith, hope, and love as they face uncharted futures" to understand clearly what the teaching of the Church is regarding same gender attraction. We are all God's Children. We are all welcome at His table.
You may find the USCCB's letter: here.
Four parishes share this ministry: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Mark the Evangelist, and Prince of Peace
People in this ministry bring the Eucharist to the sick at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. Hospital visits require a commitment of two hours per month. Before beginning this ministry, volunteers must attend the Presbyterian Hospital Orientation.
"New Day," a grief support program, offers those who have experienced the death of a loved on a structured way to work through the "tasks of grief." Prayer, reading, journaling, and supportive group experiences are included. This program usually meets on Wednesdays for about 10 weeks in the Spring and Fall.
SENIOR LIVING MINISTRY
The Senior Living Ministry supports Catholics in the various senior living facilities within our parish boundaries- Life Care Center, Colonial Lodge, Edenbrook, Silverado, Sunrise Living Center, Legacy at Willow Bend and Collin Oaks. Activities include one-on-one visits with the Catholic residents, bringing them the Eucharist each week.
DIVORCE SUPPORT AND RECOVERY
Patricia Hockaday 972-233-6390 firstname.lastname@example.org
This ministry provides comprehensive, unparalleled programs for divorced individuals. These are five programs designed to help throughout the separation, divorce, and grieving process. The Six Week Support Group helps those who are separated and have made the decision to divorce or those in the early stages of divorce. Rebuilding is a ten-week educational seminar for those in the later stages of divorce adjustament. It is offered each year in January on Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. if at least 8 people register. See the website www.popplano.org for more information. Please register at least a week before the sessions start. It is required that you contact Tricia first to make sure this is the best program for you.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled: trust in God still”
The community of Prince of Peace shares in your sorrow of the death of a loved one and can guide and assist you in preparing the funeral rites. The Cathoic church celebrates a set of liturgical rites for a Catholic who has died.
“By the means of the funeral rites it has been the practice of the Church,
as a tender mother, not simply to commend the dead to God
but also to raise high the hope of its children and to give witness
to its own faith in the future resurrection of the baptizedwith Christ.”
These rites are given to us in the Order of Christian Funerals and consist of the funeral vigil service, or wake, the funeral service or Mass and the rite of committal.
Please call the church office, 972-380-2100, if a death is imminent or upon the death of a loved one so that we can pray with you and assist you in your needs.
For more information about planning the funeral, please click on the links below:
Coordinator of Annulments
972-380-2100 x 131
Scripture is the focus of many of our Small Church Communities. They meet on various days of the week at various times. Contact Tom Grossman for more information.
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.
YOUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST
“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 Spring semester is “Theology of the Body”, which runs January 13 through March 3. 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 (email@example.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!
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.
SEEKERS AT SUNRISE
All adults are invited to join us on Wednesday mornings at 5:30am in the Volunteer Room to “Break Open the Word” – to reflect on the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. The session also includes faith sharing and community building. At 6:25am the group joins the Community in the atrium for Mass.
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.
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.
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!
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
Mary Kay Cope
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.
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.
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 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.
We are members of Prince of Peace Catholic Community who are loving and supportive parents of gay sons and lesbian daughters. We are joined in ministry by clergy of the Catholic Church and by parents of gay and lesbian children within the larger Catholic Community, who walk with us on our journey.
Outstretched Hands meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month.
For meeting time and place or for more information about Outstretched Hands please contact us.
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.
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 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.
For information please contact Susan Chamberlain at 972-517-8852
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
16oz BAG OF RICE
16oz JAR OF SPAGHETTI SAUCE
SPAGHETTI OR PASTA
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
TUNA HELPER/CHICKEN HELPER
POWDERED DRINK MIX
CHEESE & CRACKER PACKAGES
PLEASE BRING A BAG OF GROCERIES TO MASS WITH YOU THE FIRST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH. 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
Anne Nicol 214-886-8781 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Supper Clubs - groups needed to provide, prepare and serve a dinner once a month
- Lunch Buddies - help serve lunch weekdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM once weekly or monthly
- For Goodness Sake! - volunteers needed to staff this gift boutique at Northpark Center, proceeds benefit ASD
- Organize grooming or cleaning supply drives for residents
Assistance Center of Collin County
Marianna Thiebaud 972-398-3413 email@example.com
Information and referrals to social services, coordinated financial and material emergency assistance.
- Adult volunteers for office assistance, receptionist weekdays, and annual fundraiser event
Catholic Charities of Dallas
Elderly and Family Assistance Services
Mary Beth Callahan 972-306-4637 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dawn Sherbeyn 972-781-1825 email@example.com
ESL, GED and literacy classes; Vocational training and employment services; Settlement orientation services for refugees. Catholic Charities Sites
Brady Senior Services
537 South Hall Street
Dallas, TX. 75226
Telephone - 214-826-8330
Cross Family Center (Family Services)
4906 Bonnie View Road (at Ledbetter)
Dallas, TX. 75241
Telephone - 214-375-0133
Family Services Center
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 110
Dallas, TX. 75243
Telephone - 214-389-1340
Marillac Social Center
2827 Lapsley Street
Telephone - 214-638-4998
Catholic Charities Home Center
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 128
Dallas, TX. 75243
Telephone - 214-520-6590
World of Goods Donation Center
10675 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 1650
Dallas, TX. 75238
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.
- Answer the phones and schedule donation pickups; assist clients; sort/tag inventory; office help
- Groups 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
Telephone - 972-380-8076
Provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for males and females up to 19 years of age.
- 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.
Telephone - 972-735-2244
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.
- Administrative support, special events and projects (minimum age 17)
Frisco Family Services Center ( formerly Firsco's Furniture)
8780 Third Street
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
- Assist clients in food pantry; three hour shifts available M-Th 9AM-Noon; Noon-3PM; Wednesdays 3-6PM
- Assist at reception desk greeting clients
- Spanish speaking volunteers to help interpret for clients
- Help needed to sort, clean, price and organize donated goods at the Resale Store located at 9085 Dogwood; Hours: M-F 10AM-6PM; Sat. 9AM-5PM
- 2-4 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.
- 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
Minnie's Food Pantry
3133 West Parker Rd.
Telephone - 972-596-0253
This food pantry provides weekly food to families and individuals including a large number of homeless.
- Youth groups and individuals to help sort, pack and distribute food
- Groups of 5 or more are needed and encouraged to schedule a work day
Missionaries of Charity
2704 Harlandale Avenue
Telephone - 972-965-8578
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.
- Year-round help needed from 8:30AM-11:30AM to box food donations to be distributed to needy families
- Help with Saturday afternoon CCD classes
Plano Children's Medical Center
1407 14th Street
Telephone - 972-516-1568
Provides low-cost medical care for children in Collin County with no medical insurance and children receiving Medicaid and CHIP insurance
- Teens/Adults needed to read to children in waiting room weekdays 8:30AM-4:30PM
- Doctors and Nurses needed to provide free well care and acute care for children Wednesday and Thursday evenings
1725 N McDonald Street
Telephone - 972-378-3723
The only emergency shelter for the homeless population in Collin County.
- Administrative help-answer telephones, greet guests, general clerical and computer work
- Food Service-provide and serve prepared meals-breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner
- Sort and stock donations, provide general maintenance, coordinate Arts & Crafts projects for the children
- Special event "clean-up" days for groups and families
- Assist case managers as needed
St. Cecilia Catholic School
Telephone - 972-423-9016
Catholic parish elementary school serving community in West Davis Street area in Dallas.
- Teens, groups or adult volunteers needed to provide babysitting during evening adult meetings
- Mentors needed Saturday mornings
- Adults needed for Friday morning story-telling program
The Turning Point
Telephone - 214-797-5803
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention counseling to victims of sexual assault and their families and friends.
- 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
Telephone - 972-398-3413
Dallas' only Catholic crisis pregnancy center offering alternatives to abortion, ongoing counseling, furnishes maternity clothes, baby clothes, and furniture; referrals for adoption
- 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 donations
- Clerical 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.
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.