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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 18th

Monday, March 19th

Tuesday, March 20th

Wednesday, March 21st

Thursday, March 22nd

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Thursday, March 15

6:00 pm

Parish Center


(sponsored by Justice & Peace Commission)


Featuring: Special Irish Stew & Cinnamon Rolls


Presentation by:  Fr. Don & others that went on

                            journey to the Holy Land


Free Will Donation!

Parish Mission - March 5-7

Parish Mission

Repentance, Conversion & Discipleship

Worship Site at St. Patrick

March 5-7 (7:00 - 8:30 pm)

Presenters:  Noelle Garcia & husband, David McHugh, Dodge City

NOTE:  Wednesday, March 7 (Youth Night) {open to everyone]

**Pizza will be served to Youth only at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center**


Reception following in the Parish Center each night!!

Free will offering!


Babysitting is available at Parish Center - notify the parish office at 620-792-1396 by 4:00pm on Monday, March 5 - which nights, # of children and ages, so we can have enough supplies.



April 7, 2018

6:00-10:00 pm

Columbus Club, 723 Main St.

Ticket:  $50 (single); $80 (couple); $300 (table of 8 people)

(includes Steak Dinner with all the trimmings, two drinks from the bar & entertainment)


Entertainment:  Hays Community Theater

performing a variety show & the play "Just Desserts"



Raffle tickets are $1.00 each OR 6 tickets for $5.00


Silent Auction


questions:  Contact Rose at 620-792-1396

Tickets on sale at the Parish Office or from Prince of Peace Youth

Ash Wednesday Schedule

Ash Wednesday Schedule

(Horario de miércoles de ceniza)


St. Patrick (San Patricio) - 8:30 am; 12:10 pm Word & Communion(palabra y comunión); 6:00 pm

St. Rose (Santa Rosa) - 8:00 am; 5:30 pm; 7:15 pm Spanish (español)

Convent - 11:00 am


Reminder:  Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting - no meat

recorditoria:  (El miércoles de ceniza es un día de ayuno - sin carne)



Planned Giving Seminar

Planned Giving Seminar

Rescheduled: Thursday, February 8

7:00 pm - Parish Center


The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City is pleased to sponsor: "Catholic Planned Giving & Estate Planning" seminar.  These seminars are part of the Department of Development's stewardship education program and concentrate on the Christian steward's right to plan for the prayerful and orderly distribution of one's estate.  Check out the opportunities that will be given at seminar.


Hope to see you there!

Christian Unity Service

Christian Unity Service

(Servicio de Unidad Cristiana)


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00 pm

(Jueves, 18 de enero de 2018 - 7:00 pm)


Prince of Peace at St. Patrick

(Principe de la paz en San Patricio)

4100 Broadway


Reflections given by(Reflexiones dadas por):

Sister Jolene Geier(Hermana Jolene Geier)

Dominican Sister of Peace (Hermana Dominica de la Paz)


Rev. Jon Brudvig

Trinity Lutheran 


Pastor Mike Munz

First Congregational United Church of Christ

(Primera Iglesia Congregacional Unida de Cristo)


Free will donations(Donaciones voluntarias para)

Barton County Emergency Aid

(Ayuda de emergencia del condado de Barton)

Catholic News - Catholic World News

  • The title of the new letter is “Missionary disciples, custodians of the common home: discernment in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’,” a reference to the Pope’s second encyclical letter.

  • Capuchin Franciscan Father Raniero Cantalamessa has served as Preacher to the Papal Household since 1980. His March 16 sermon was entitled “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1). The sermon had five parts: “the center thread that comes down,” “the obedience of Christ,” “obedience as grace: baptism,” “obedience as a duty: the imitation of Christ,” and “an obedience always open to all.”

  • FADA, introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), is “a modest and important measure that protects the rights of faith-based organizations and people of all faiths and of no faith who believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” said the chairmen of two US bishops’ committees.

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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