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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, March 26th

Stewardship Fair • 8:00am - 12:30pm
Spanish RCIA • 10:30am - 11:30am
Monday, March 27th

Hospitality Commission • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 28th

Spanish Choir • 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Pastoral Council • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adult Bell Choir • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, March 29th

Wed with the Word Bible Study • 8:45am - 10:00am
Men's Group Meeting Room at St. Patrick • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stations of the Cross • 5:45pm - 6:45pm
PSR/EDGE • 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Confirmation • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, March 30th

Men's Prayer Group • 5:45am - 6:45am
RCIA • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

50th Celebration - St. Patrick church

50th Anniversary Celebration-St. Patrick church

Justice & Peace Commission sponsored the 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. Patrick Church(1967-2017) was held on March 16, 2017 at St. Patrick Church with Mass celebrated by Father Don, Father Ted and Father Louis, followed by a meal with Irish Stew. Approximately, 160 people were in attendance. Presenters were: Matt Keenan and Marty Keenan. Fun time for all! Following are pictures from then and now including pictures about the dedication of St. Patrick's in 1968. Thank you to all those that attended this special event. Special thanks to the Justice & Peace Commission; Matt & Marty Keenan and all in attendance for making this event a special memory for all! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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    st pat's
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    St. Patrick 1967




Bread of Life Retreat - 3-11-2017

Bread of Life Retreat 


The Bread of Life Retreat for the PSR students, who will be receiving First Eucharist, was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Parish Center.

Amanda Schwager, Director of Religious Education (K-8) commented, "I am so blessed to be a part of the faith journey of these beautiful crazy kiddos! The Bread of Life Retreat gets better every year. Thank you so much to all my volunteers, Fr. Don and all the parents, who gave up their Saturday to help me prepare their children for the sacrament of Eucharist!  I have the most amazing, bun, and fulfilling job I am truly blessed!"



  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 10
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 5
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 6
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 10
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 5
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017 - pg 6
  • Bread of Life Retreat 2017

Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion

Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

The following Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Inquirers attended the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City on Sunday, March 5.  Bishop John Brungardt recognized them and welcomed them into the family of God in the name of the universal Church. Those seeking full initiation recorded their names into the Book of the Elect, while those seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation blessed themselves with Holy Water, reminding them of the one baptism we share as members of the Body of Christ.


Alexa Duran

Melanie Duran

Monica Galvez

Julio Garcia

Jose Manuel Sanchez

Rusbael Sanchez

Amanda Urban



Jeunnesse Amendola

Manuel Ayala

Judith Castillo

Bradley Duryee

David Leyva

Anthony Molina

Dana Morse

Santiago Talamantes



Mass Schedule for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Schedule

8:00 am                       St. Rose

8:30 am                       St. Patrick (School Mass)

11:00 am                     Convent

12:10 pm                     St. Patrick (Word and Ashes)

 5:30 pm                      St. Rose

 6:00 pm                      St. Patrick

 7:00 pm                      Holy Family, Odin

 7:15 pm                      St. Rose (Spanish)

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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