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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.

Friday, July 20th

Saturday, July 21st

Sunday, July 22nd

Monday, July 23rd

Tuesday, July 24th

Fatima Devotion-Friday, July 13th

Fatima Devotion

Friday, July 13th

6:30 pm

at the Shrine at the Convent


Please bring your lawnchair

Prince of Peace Youth at Steubenville

Steubenville Conference

Many of our Youth from Prince of Peace Parish plus those from our Diocese attended the Steubenville Conference of the Rockies, Denver, Colorado (June 22-24).  It was a great weekend, with fantastic speakers and a very powerful conference!  Enjoyed by all. 

Here are a few pics from the conference:

Wish List June 2018

Wishlist - June, 2018

Please contact the Parish Office at 620-792-1396 for more details.



Parish Center-Lobby AC & Furnace $3,260

Parish Center & Auditorium Tables($6,000 & Chairs($13,600)

Holy Family School/Parish Center Alarm System $27,000

Parish Center Rewire of Meeting Rooms & Gym Outlets $3,400

St. Rose Church Sanctuary Lighting Upgrade $4,200


For Holy Family School

Projectors mounted to Ceilings $8,000

Trophy/Statue Case $3,500

Social Studies Series for Grades 1-6 $15,000

Magnetic Dry Erase Boards in all classrooms $4,000

Math Textbooks Updated for K-6 $40,000

Thank You to the Totus Tuus Team

Thank You

to  the

Totus Tuus Team 2018!

Thank You to the Totus Tuus Team 2018 (Shawna Serpan, Traci Ross, Lucas Roths, Carson Haupt).  We appreciate you and will continue to pray for you as you travel across the Diocese spreading the joy of the gospel!


Their travel includes:  Hanston, Great Bend, Sharon, Garden City (St. Dominic), Pratt, Larned, & Spearville.


God Bless each of you!


Congratulation to 2018 Graduates





























Congratulations to 2018 Graduates!

Prince of Peace Parish would like to Congratulate the 2018 Graduates!  We are so proud of YOU!  Best of Luck in the future, as you begin a new chapter in your lives.









Confirmation 2018

Confirmation 2018

Prince of Peace celebrated Confirmation for 53 Confirmands on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm at the Worship Site at St. Patrick.  Bishop John B. Brungardt was the celebrant.  Reception was held in the Parish Center immediately following the ceremony.

May God's Love & Blessing be with YOU always.  Congratulations!!!!!!!!











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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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