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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.

Tuesday, August 22nd

Wednesday, August 23rd

Thursday, August 24th

Friday, August 25th

Saturday, August 26th

Parish Office Closed

Parish Office Closed Tuesday, August 15th

due to the Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day)

Regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, August 16th!





The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Following is the Mass Schedule for the Vigil and actual Holy Day:


Vigil, Monday, August 14

St. Patrick                        6:00 pm


Holy Day, Tuesday, August 15

  St. Rose                        7:15 am

   Convent                      11:15 am

   St. Patrick                   12:10 pm

  St. Rose                       7:00 pm (Spanish)



Fatima Devotion - Thursday, July 13

Fatima Devotion

Thursday, July 13th

6:30 pm

Shrine at the Convent


All are Welcome to join in praying the rosary, songs, & renewal of Mary's third message to the children of Fatima!


Upcoming ACTS Retreats-Registration Form & Brochure

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


2017 ACTS Brochure can be found on the front page of this website under heading PARISH FILES (on the right side) - click the link to find out more information on ACTS and Retreats.'



Stewardship Fair

Stewardship Fair

Prince of Peace Parish Commissions, Councils, and other Parish Events; such as ACTS, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus were on display, with explanation of what their duties are for our parish. This occurred, along with the K of C Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, this morning (2-26-17) at the Columbus Club, Great Bend. Many were in attendance to enjoy the wonderful breakfast, as well as learn more about our parish. Thank you all for taking part in this awesome opportunity! 

PSR/EDGE Program Fun Activity

PSR/EDGE Program - Fun Activity

The EDGE program (7th & 8th graders) had a fun activity last Wednesday, February 8 - "Perfect Parent" balloons - the students really understood this point by this great activity.

Photos were taken and shared by parent: Karen Moeder.

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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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