Saint Rose Stain Glass WindowThe Catholic Church has been formally present in the Great Bend area since the mid-1800's. A few Catholics were part of the first settlers in Barton County. From 1865-1870 monks from St. Benedict Abbey in Atchison, Kansas specifically came to take care of the spiritual needs of the Catholic soldiers stationed at Fort Zarah. The first church was built in 1878 at the intersection of Baker and Park streets. Named after St. Rose of Lima, the parish was formally established that same year. The present church-building at the intersection of Broadway and Baker was built in1915, renovated interiorly in 1997, and a narthex, baptismal font, and bathrooms were added in 2006-2007. The parish grew until St. Patrick's Chapel was created in 1954 on the west side of town to accommodate the growing number of Catholics. In 1960 St. Patrick Parish was formally established. The St. Patrick church-building was built in 1968. Both parishes eventually created a school and an auditorium/gym/hall. Due to the decline in the structure of the building, St. Rose School was demolished in 2002. The two schools were then merged into Holy Family Grade School. After the merging of the schools and some consolidation of parish organizations, the two parishes were financially and organizationally merged into one in July of 2003. Temporarily identified as "The Catholic Community of Great Bend", the new community was created into a new parish on December 3, 2006, under the title, Prince of Peace. 

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The mission of Prince of Peace Parish is to be a community of faith,seeking to involve every member in listening to, learning from,and living out God's Word and celebrating the sacraments. United by His Spirit, we will be known for the generous way we liveas well as for what we believe.

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Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 05 February 2016 11:08

Ash Wednesday

The main purpose for this season is God's work of grace, not our acts of humility. More than anything else, Lent is a time of favor from heaven - and that's especially so during this Holy Year of Mercy!

Lent offers us forty days for God to reveal himself. Forty opportunities for us to draw closer to Jesus. Forty days for the Father to shower us with mercy, love, and healing.

God's mercy is an urgent matter during Lent. He wants to do wonderful things in our lives, and it's more likely to happen if we take the time to "return" to him. So make yourself available to God, and let him fill you up.                                                                               five minutes with the word-Lent 2016

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Lent Schedules PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 05 February 2016 11:00


Ash Wednesday - Mass & Word/Communion Schedule


St. Patrick

8:30 am (School Mass)

12:10 pm (Word & Ash Only)

6:00 pm


St. Rose

8:00 am

5:00 pm

7:15 pm (Spanish)


Stations of the Cross Schedule


St. Patrick

12:10 pm Fridays


St. Rose

5:30 pm Wednesdays

7:00 pm Fridays (Spanish)



6:30 pm Thursdays

Catholic Schools Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 29 January 2016 09:11

2016 Catholic Schools' Week
January 31 - February 6, 2016

"Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service"
1-30-16 Saturday (Parish Community)
5:30 pm Mass at St. Rose with 4th, 5th & 6th grade student choir

2-1-16 Monday (Community)
8:15 am Magic Show with Dan Heath in Commons Area

2-2-16 Tuesday (Families)
8: 30 am Grandfriend Day - Grandfriends are invited to Mass at St. Patrick
and then to a small reception after Mass with cookies and juice at the parish center gym
Lunch Students eat with their Holy Families
6:30-8:00 pm BINGO with families at parish center gym

2-3-16 Wednesday (Nation)
All are invited to wear Red, White & Blue
Staff luncheon provided by PTSA
Creat a National Rosary Project

2-4-16 Thursday (Students)
School-wide movie in the parish center meeting rooms in the morning
2:45 pm 6th Grade Activity - dodgeball with the staff in parish center

2-5-16 Friday (Faculty, Staff & Volunteers)
HFS T-shirt & Blue Denim Day
Coin Challenge ends at 1:00 pm
School Dismissal at 1:00 pm

This week PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 January 2016 10:14

"Our Sunday readings challenge us to let Christ enlighten us so that we may be light for others. The gospels continue to describe Jesus' spirit-filled ministry of proclamation and release. He proclaims the kingdom through parables, revealing what God's presence in our world is like and how we can respond to it."

"I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

Shining Forth PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 January 2016 12:55

Shining Forth

"May we be in this world a ray of light that shines forth, bringing joy and peace to the hearts of all men and women."


- Pope Francis

From Pope Francis
The Baptism of the Lord PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Kirmer   
Friday, 08 January 2016 09:52

The Baptism of the Lord


"After the Lord was baptized, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit descended upon him like a dove, and the voice of the Father thundered: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

Matthew 3:16-17

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Mass Times

Weekend Mass
St. Rose of Lima
Sat 5:30pm
Sun 8:00am
Sun 10:00am
Spanish Mass
Sun 12:30pm
St. Patrick
Sat 5:00pm
Sun 9:30am

See the bulletin for daily Mass details



St. Patrick
4:00-4:45 pm
St. Rose of Lima
4:30-5:15 pm


Adoration Beginning January 1st, new chapel hours
(Monday through Friday)
6:00 am to 8:00 pm
No Saturday hours
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
6:00 pm on Fridays
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
4100 Broadway, PO Box 87
Great Bend, KS 67530-0087
St Patrick
St. Patrick Worship Site

4100 Broadway
Great Bend, KS 67530
St Rose
St. Rose of Lima Worship Site

1424 Baker
Great Bend, KS 67530

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