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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.   

Our Mission: Serving God and our neighbor with compassion; live by example; love without exception; faith without compromise.

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Thursday, May 25th

Friday, May 26th

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day


Feliz dia de la madre

Reminder - D of I Potluck

D of I

Mother/Daughter Potluck Banquet

6:30 pm

Monday, May 8th

Parish Center


There will be a 'Living Rosary' after the meal.


Items will be accepted for the 'Birthright' Shower.


Hope to see you there!

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Prince of Peace Parish wishes to Congratulate the 55 children, including Holy Family School 2nd Graders and PSR 2nd Graders, who received First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30.

"This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118, 24


Congratulations to All receiving First Communion this weekend

To The Children of the Prince of Peace Parish, who received First Holy Communion this weekend:

'May you always know the peace of Jesus, the life of his love, and the joy of his life within you.'

Blessings to you Today and Always!





Upcoming ACTS Retreats-Registration Form

Upcoming ACTS Retreats

Women's Retreat Dates: September 7-10

Men's Retreat Dates: November 16-19


To Register - please click here Retreat Registration Form


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!

"Accept the risen Jesus into your life.

Even if you have been far away,

take a small step towards him:

he awaits you with open arms."

                     - Pope Francis


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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



Monday through Friday
7:00 am to 8:00 pm
No Saturday hours
12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pro-Life Prayers:  7:00 pm on 4th Friday of each month


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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