About the Process

Queen of Peace

Roman Catholic Church

Family Faith Formation Ministry

Grades Pre-K – 6th



About Our Processes:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is for children ages 4-9. “We believe that God and child have a unique relationship with one another particularly before the age of six.” With the prepared environment called “The Atrium” and presentations done by a trained catechist, the child is “called forth” in response rather than “poured in” information.  The child with the catechist will enjoy meditating on the questions generated by the scriptures with the prepared environment as development aid.

 A few of the Presentations for ages 4 & 5  Practical Life Skills such as; spooning, polishing, and flower arranging.  Life of the Church; Altar Work and Liturgical Colors,  Bible stories; The Good Shepherd, The Mustard, Seed, and The Annunciation.

 A few of the  Presentations for ages 6 – 9  Practical Life Skills such as; journaling, bookmaking, and sewing.  Life of the Church; Altar Work and Liturgical Time  Bible stories;  The Creation, The Eucharistic Presences, Our Father Prayer, The Good Samaritan and The  Parable of the True Vine.

Grade Level Religious Education Text Book for grades 1st – 6th.  For a child to develop a relationship with Jesus, to understand the Catholic faith through prayers, Scripture, and the Catechism.

Home Schooling

“My Catholic Faith Delivered”  Online learning.


Sacramental Preparation

(Child is baptized, seven (7) years old and up, and has attended one (1) year of faith formation classes).

First Reconciliation: Allow children to experience what it means to be sorry, to make up or reconcile.  A child learns both to seek and to give forgiveness. Six (6) preparation sessions on Saturday,   October and November. Parent sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.

Confirmation and First Eucharist: is an ongoing faith formation in the lives of children as well as the family and the parish. Nine (9)  preparation sessions on  Saturday, mid-January-April. Parent Sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.

Confirmation: A Child in 4th – 6th grade who is baptized and is receiving communion. The Sacrament of Confirmation seals us with gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Four (4) preparation sessions on Saturday. March-April. Parent sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.

R.C. I. A. Children ages 7 –12

R.C. I. A. adapted for children ages 7 –12 Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist

A child in the 2nd-8th grade who is not baptized and who needs to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This is a Family Process. A family interview is required to complete the registration.  This is a three (3)  year process. 

Class Times

Grades: Pre-K – 6th

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Level I (ages 4-5)

Level II (ages 6-9)

Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:30 pm


Grades: 1st – 6th

Thursday: 6:15 – 7:45 pm


Sacramental Preparation

2nd Year: First Confession Prep

3rd Year: Confirmation & First Holy Communion Prep


Yearly Fees

$80.00 per Child

Sacramental Preparation Retreat Fee: $20.00 per Child


Looking for a ministry to share your Talents and Serve?

Family Faith Formation has many Volunteer opportunities.

Please contact Pam at pmyskowski@qop.org  or  480-969-9166 ext. 3206 for more information.