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Second Sunday in Advent
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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.

Sunday, December 17th

Monday, December 18th

Tuesday, December 19th

Wednesday, December 20th

Thursday, December 21st

Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

The third Sunday of Advent - the color of the candle is rose (pink). "Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: Rejoice." Phillipians 4:4


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Wish List 2017

Wish List 2017

Prince of Peace Parish Gift Giving Options

The policy states: "A gift or project list shall consist of not more than 10 items." The list, along with an estimated cost of each item, will be available at the Parish Office for anyone wishing to donate funds.  Considering the fact that some of you might be looking for major gift-giving options at this time, below are some projects on the list.  These project are prioritized.

Also, if you want to contribute a portion of the cost of any of these projects or give to another unlisted need, please contact the Parish Office at 620-792-1396.


Tis' the Season for Giving


   Parish Ctr Lobby AC-33 years old - - - $4360.

   Office windows-not sealing properly resulting in loss of heat & air- - -  13 @ $1800. ea

   Parish Ctr windows-not sealing properly resulting in loss of heat & air- - 6 @ $700. ea

  Parish Ctr Kitchen Flooring-cracking due to age & use - - - $4580.

   St Patrick-replace ALL of concrete drive- - - $6517.

       between garage & private road


   Cafeteria Tables - - - $3000.

  Magnetic Dry Erase Boards in all Classrooms - - - $4000.

  Projectors Mounted on Ceilings- - - $8000.

  Individual Cubbies in Classrooms- - - $3000.

  Trophy/Statue Case- - - $3500.

  Social Studies Digital Series- - - $15000.

 "For it is in giving that we receive." -St. Francis of Assisi


Lifetouch Pictorial Directory

Lifetouch Pictorial Directory

Prince of Peace Parish is updating our pictorial directory.  Please check the dates photographer will be available.  If your picture is taken early - photos will be available for gift ideas for Christmas for your Family & Friends! See dates, locations listed below!


Dates: Monday, November 27th to Thursday, November 30th(Parish Center)

          Saturday, December 2nd; Sunday, December 3rd(Auditorium at St. Rose)

          Tuesday, December 5th to Sat., December 9th(Auditorium at St. Rose)

          Friday, December 15th to Sun., December 17th(Auditorium at St. Rose)


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Rosary Rally

Rosary Rally

ROSARY RALLY will be held in the Parking Lot at St. Patrick this Saturday,

October 15 at 12:00 pm NOON.Please share in this great need of public

prayer.  This rally represents the 99th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.

Please come pray with us!!!!!!


Good versus Evil

Good versus Evil

"Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight the evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place."

                                                                               -Pope Francis

From Pope Francis

Shining Forth

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

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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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