Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS

Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale

Rummage Sale sponsored by Prince of Peace Parish will be held on May 27th (4:00-8:00 pm) & May 28th (7:00 am - 1:00 pm) at the Parish Center, 4200 Broadway.

No Early Sales.




ACTS Upcoming Kansas Retreats

Kansas ACTS Retreats

Women's Retreat Date

September 8-11, 2016


Men's Retreat Date

October 27-30, 2016

Registration will begin June 1st. and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis by mail to Lucy Strohl. Registration forms are located in the back of both churches or please print the attached form, complete and send to Lucy Strohl at address listed.

For retreat or registration information contact Lucy Strohl, 620-603-6001 or Paula Brozek, 620-793-8172.

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Team Member Check Here [  ]                                             ACTS # __________________

Date: ______________________

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Adoration, Community, Theology, Service


Please Print


Address: _____________________________________City/State/Zip: _________________________

Home Phone: _________________________________Cell Phone:____________________________

E-mail Address: ________________________________________Date of Birth:_________________

Family Emergency Contact Person: _____________________________________________________

Relationship: __________________________________________ Phone: ______________________  

Who Introduced You to ACTS? ____________________________Phone:______________________

Are you married?  [  ] Yes [  ] No        Has your spouse attended an ACTS Retreat?  [  ] Yes [  ] No

Is he or she scheduled to attend?  [  ] Yes [  ] No

Are you a practicing Catholic?  [  ] Yes [  ] No                    Parish / City: ___________________________________

Do you practice another faith?  [  ] Yes [ ] No         Church / City: __________________________________

Will you have any specific dietary or medical needs during this weekend?  [  ] Yes [  ] No

My needs are: ______________________________________         I am allergic to:________________________

You may publish my name on a prayer list for this retreat:  [  ] Yes [  ] No     T-shirt Size __________________

                                           __________I HAVE INCLUDED THE FEE OF $175.00

(A minimum deposit of $100.00 is required to be put on the list;

the balance of $75.00 is due before the start of the retreat.)

        Make check payable to PRINCE OF PEACE PARISH & write in the Memo: ACTS RETREAT.

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________

Detach and return the above portion to the address below.

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The retreat’s goals are to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, renew your spirituality,

give new meaning to your prayer life and to the Sunday Liturgy, and to build lasting friendships. 

The retreat begins at the Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend, Kansas on Thursday evening

and ends Sunday afternoon following the closing Mass and reception.

The cost for the retreat is $175.00 

A prompt response is recommended because registrations are made on a

 first received - first registered basis

regardless of when your name was submitted or if you are prepaid.

You will receive a letter two weeks before your retreat describing what you will need to bring for the retreat.

For retreat or registration information contact Lucy Strohl, 620-603-6001

or Paula Brozek, 620-793-8172.

**Cancellations made seven or more days prior to the start of the retreat will receive a full refund.  The deposit of $100 will be retained for cancellations made less than seven days prior to the start of the retreat.**  

ACTS Retreat

And mail to:

Lucy Strohl

718 Wilson

Great Bend, KS  67530

(rev May, 2016)






Living Rosary included in the D of I Monthly gathering

D of I Mother/Daughter Potluck

(including the Living Rosary)

Approximately 61 members with mothers, daughters, friends, and other family members attended the D of I Mother/Daughter Potluck on May 9th.

After the fantastic meal, we gathered in a circle to pray the Living Rosary, led by Father Ted. As we recited our prayer - we lit a candle - it was a very beautiful, meaningful ceremony.

The Living Rosary was recited in honor of our living and deceased members of D of I.

picture was taken by Amanda Clair, DRE 

From Living Rosary - D of I Mother/Daughter Potluck

Happy Mother's Day/Ascension

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers! What a wonderful experience to celebrate Mother's Day on the Ascension of Our Lord! Have a Blessed Day!

From Ascension of Our Lord

Diaconate Ordinations

Diaconate Ordinations

Jacob Schneider

Mark Brantley


May 21st - 10:00 am

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City


All are invited to join in celebrating the Ordination Mass

and sharing in the reception that follows.

From Diaconate Ordinations




Thirty-seven youth from Prince of Peace Parish in Great Bend received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 1st. Father Don Bedore celebrated this blessed Sacrament.

Congratulations to these youth! 

"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love..."

1st picture: English Youth with Father Don Bedore

2nd picture: Spanish Youth with Father Don Bedore


From Confirmation (English group)
From Confirmation (Spanish group)

First Communion Day at Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace

First Communion Day

This weekend is a very special weekend for Prince of Peace Parish - First Holy Communion for   seventy-five of our children.

God Bless and watch over these children on their First Communion and always!

Dios los bendiga y cuida de estos niños en su primera comunion y siempre!

A special Thank You to our children from Holy Family School and PSR on their special day(First Communion); thanks also to the parents of these children, teachers and catechists; our priests(Fr. Don, Fr. Ted and Fr. Louis); Mercedes Helms and especially Amanda Clair, DRE) for the wonderful blessing you have in teaching these children. God Bless You!

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The first picture - First Communion on Saturday, April 23rd at St. Rose 5:30 PM Mass.

The second picture - First Communion on Sunday, April 24th at St. Patrick 9:30 AM Mass.

The third picture - First Communion on Sunday, April 24th at St. Patrick 12:30 PM Mass.

From First Communion on April 24 at St. Patrick 9:30 AM
From First Communion (Spanish) on April 24 at St. Patrick 12:30 pm

TEC Weekend

TEC Weekend

Many of our teens and adults attended TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) in mid-March in Garden City. During this weekend, both teens and adults experience God's presence in their daily lives. Being aware comes a deepening of our relationship with Christ, through prayer, meditations, many games and fun activities.

From TEC

Governor's Award Recipient

Governor's Award Recipient


Holy Family School is a Governor's Award Recipient for the 6th time!

Congratulations for a job well done!



From Congratulations

Junior High Youth Rally 2016

"Rise up!!! The decision you make when you have the option to be mean."

This was the theme of 2016 Junior High Rally at Dodge City on April 3rd. 125 gathered for a day filled with faith, friendship and fun. I had the pleasure of taking a group of 6th, 7th & 8th graders from Prince of Peace Parish to this event. Keynote speaker was Sarah Swafford, found of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She spoke about the drama that surrounds us and the emotional roller coaster we all ride on. She addressed head-on struggles all of us(young and old) face everyday. Local high school members of the Diocese Youth Council shared personal experiences using the information Sarah shared in their own way using the questions: Hello, can you hear me? and Hello, can you hear him? A very educational day packed with faith for all that attended.

Personal thanks to Nathan Clair, Sid Cooper, Laura Daniel, Alicia Enriquez, Esperanza Esparza, Angelica Gurrola, Brody Feist, Alyssa Habash, Hailey Hicks, Rodrigo Ordonez, Tomas Vargas, & their families for allowing me to be part of this amazing step in your faith journey and for opening your heart and soul to this experience. Special thanks to Steven Polley and the entire Youth Council for always putting on these spiritual events for our young church, and showing them how great our God is. A huge than ks to Luke Blair, Sue & Brett Cooper, Adriana Gurrola for getting up early and giving your Sunday to help me. I couldn't have done it without you. I am blessed beyond words.

If you haven't had the chance to attend a youth rally, please look for the announcement next year - it is so worth it.

"When you give, give generously and not with a stingy heart; for that, the Lord, your God, will bless you in all your works and undertakings." Deuteronomy 15:10
                                        Peace and Grace be your always,

Amanda Clair, Director of Faith Formation (K-8th)

From Youth Rally 2016

Upcoming ACTS Retreats

Upcoming ACTS Retreats

Following are the upcoming dates for ACTS Retreats:


Women's Retreat Dates

June 9-12, 2016 - Amarillo, TX

September 8-11, 2016 - Great Bend, KS

October 13-16, 2016 - Amarillo, TX


Men's Retreat Dates

August 11-14, 2016 - Amarillo, TX

October 27-30, 2016 - Great Bend, KS

January 19-22, 2017 - Amarillo, TX


Teen Retreat Dates

June 23-26, 2016 - Amarillo, TX

December 29-January 1, 2017 - Amarillo, TX


We are very fortunate that the Retreats are being held in Great Bend. Men and women who have attended ACTS Retreats, after receiving the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, have a greater interest in parish involvement and in reaching out to their fellow parishioners. 

You will come home refreshed in body, mind and spirit. Please consider giving this gift to yourself.

For more information please contact one of the following:

Paula Brozek              620-793-8172

Carol Dellinger             620-792-5090

Mary Ann Mazouch       620-792-3315

Barbara Straight          620-227-6768

From Drop Box

Divine Mercy Prayer Service


Reminder: Divine Mercy Prayer Service will be held at the Worship Site at St. Patrick, Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 pm. The hour will include Benediction, The Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song, litany of prayers and meditation. Confessions will also be heard during the Service. Pope John Paul II declared the first Sunday after Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday and an official feast day of the Church. 
Everyone is encouraged to pray the novena to the Divine Mercy, which began on Good Friday. Leaflets for this novena and more information regarding the promises of Jesus, can be found at the back of church.


From Drop Box

Marian Devotion/First Saturday



The Marian Devotion/First Saturday prayers, rosary and singing will take place on Saturday, April 2nd at 8:30 am at the worship site at St. Rose.


Please join us in this beautiful ceremony to pray for peace for our world and much more.

From Drop Box

He is Risen! Alleluia!

He is Risen - Alleluia!

Have a Blessed & Happy Easter to each of you!


                                                                                            Prince of Peace Parish Staff



From He is Risen!

Parish Mission with Fr. Mike Scully, OFM, Capuchin

Parish Mission

Fr. Mike Scully, OFM, Cap.


Our Parish Mission with Fr. Mike Scully, OFM, Cap. was very inspirational. Fr. Mike began the mission last weekend speaking at the Masses, Special presentation for parents and grandparents at 2:00 pm on Sunday; a session (Your Life Should Include the Presence of God) at 7:00 pm on Sunday; a session (The Challenge of our Modern Day to the Presence of God) at 7:00 pm on Monday; a session (The Future of the Presence of God in our Lives) at 7:00 pm on Tuesday; an Opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday; and a Special Session for Youth - "Positive Thoughts in Modern Music" at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

We thank Fr. Mike Scully for sharing his knowledge to help us better understand the Scriptures, Listening with our hearts, To make God a force in our lives; to study ourselves carefully admitting the possibility that we really are selfish; Playing David Letterman and giving us the Top Ten helps to leading better spiritual lives.

The session for the Youth on Wednesday evening was Awesome - Fr. Mike spoke to the teens regarding Leadership Principles and Positive Thoughts in Modern Music(relating Songs to the Gospel).

Thank you to Faith Formation Commission, Hospitality Commission, Fr. Don, Fr. Ted, and Fr. Louis and all Parishioners for helping make this mission a success.

A huge Thank You to Scott Donovan and Larry Kubitscheck for being 'Master of Ceremonies' for the Mission.

"Give us the grace to study the present in which we live, and help us choose to follow Your direction with your Son's lead. Be with us, we pray."

You can listen to Fr. Mike on the Radio Show: 'Message at the Top' on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am to Noon on KJLS-FM Eagle Radio - Mix 103





Parish Mission March 2016