Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS

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.

Upcoming Events in Parish

Upcoming Events in Parish - February

(check bulletin for location)

Feb. 11&12 - after Masses - Olive Wood Crafts from the Holy Land

Sunday, February 12 - 7:15 - 9:00 pm  'Lighting Our Faith Adult Group'

Monday, February 13 - 6:30 pm 'D of I Valentine Potluck' 

Tuesday, February 14 - 11:30-5:30 'Blood Drive'

Friday, February 17 - 7:00 pm 'Pro Life Prayers'

Saturday, February 18 - 5:00 pm Mass - Rite of Acceptance

Sunday, February 19 - 8:00 am - Faith Formation Prayer Group

Sun., February 19 - after 9:30 & 10am Masses - T-shirts available for purchase

Sunday, February 19 - 10:00 am Mass - Rite of Welcome

Sunday, February 19 - 12:30 pm Mass - Rite of Acceptance & Welcome

Sun., February 19 - 3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Prayers & Rosary for Seminarians

Sun., February 19 - 3:00 pm - Travel Presentation(Vacation in Holy Land)

Sun., February 19 - 7:15-9pm Lighting Our Faith Adult Group

Friday, February 24 - 5:30-9pm HFS Fun Night

Sunday, February 26 - 8:00 am K of C Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Sunday, February 26 - 8am-Noon Stewardship Fair 



Soup Sampler

(sponsored by D of I)

Today, January 22, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Parish Center, Great Bend


Hope to see you there!

Cancellations due to weather

Cancellations (due to weather)


The Divine Mercy Prayers scheduled for Sunday - Cancelled!


'Lighting Our Faith' Adult Prayer Group-session for Sunday Cancelled.


D of I Soup Sampler postponed until January 22nd 


Youth Group scheduled for Sunday - Cancelled.


Stay safe!

Soup Sampler - Postponed

Soup Sampler (Postponed-due to weather)

until Sunday, January 22nd

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Parish Center, Great Bend

Mass Schedule for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve

St. Patrick - 5:00 pm; 7:30 pm; 10:30 pm

St. Rose - 6:30 pm; 9:00 pm


Christmas Day

St. Patrick - 9:30 am

St. Rose - 10:00 am; 12:30 pm (Spanish)



Merry Christmas

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Prince of Peace Parish Staff


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Adoration Chapel - hours at Christmas Time

Adoration Chapel

The Adoration Chapel will close at 8:00 pm today, December 16 and remain closed until 12:00 pm (noon) Sunday, January 1st.


We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

December 11th is the third Sunday of Advent - the color of the candle is pink. "Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: Rejoice." Phillipians 4:4

Mass Schedule-Immaculate Conception

Mass Schedule

Immaculate Conception


St. Patrick

December 7 (Vigil) 7:00 pm

December 8 8:30 am (School Mass)

December 8 12:10 pm


St. Rose

December 7 (Vigil) 5:30 pm

December 8 8:00 am

December 8 7:00 pm (Spanish)



December 8 10:30 am