Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS



to the

National Shrine of Divine Mercy

July 23-27, 2016


Divine Mercy Radio, along with Corporate Travel will host a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., July 23-27.

Please join Fr. Don Bedore and Donetta & Lester Robben, members of Divine Mercy Radio, for this exciting pilgrimage.

Contact or call Divine Mercy Radio at 785-621-4110 if you have any questions or to reserve your spot. 

"It is by God's mercy that we are saved. May we never tire of spreading this joyful message to the world."                           -Pope Francis



Coming to his senses...

Coming to his senses...

"Don't wait for a crisis to make changes in your life. Step back today, and carefully assess each area of your life: work, family, finances, recreation. The examination of conscience can help assess your spiritual life as well. Then run to your Father, and ask him for his grace. Stay with him and you'll be happier."

                                                                        five minutes with the word

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

Catholic Schools Week

2016 Catholic Schools' Week
January 31 - February 6, 2016

"Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service"
1-30-16 Saturday (Parish Community)
5:30 pm Mass at St. Rose with 4th, 5th & 6th grade student choir

2-1-16 Monday (Community)
8:15 am Magic Show with Dan Heath in Commons Area

2-2-16 Tuesday (Families)
8: 30 am Grandfriend Day - Grandfriends are invited to Mass at St. Patrick
and then to a small reception after Mass with cookies and juice at the parish center gym
Lunch Students eat with their Holy Families
6:30-8:00 pm BINGO with families at parish center gym

2-3-16 Wednesday (Nation)
All are invited to wear Red, White & Blue
Staff luncheon provided by PTSA
Creat a National Rosary Project

2-4-16 Thursday (Students)
School-wide movie in the parish center meeting rooms in the morning
2:45 pm 6th Grade Activity - dodgeball with the staff in parish center

2-5-16 Friday (Faculty, Staff & Volunteers)
HFS T-shirt & Blue Denim Day
Coin Challenge ends at 1:00 pm
School Dismissal at 1:00 pm

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


National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

Twelve of our Prince of Peace Youth and four adults attended the National Catholic Youth conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis, IN. They joined more than 23,000 others from around the country to celebrate and deepen their Catholic faith. We are proud of these youth and adults for representing Prince of Peace at this conference!  God Bless You All!


Thank you all who sponsored, supported and prayed for the NCYC trip to be successful!


Following are a few pictures of the group that attended the conference:




sponsored by Prince of Peace Justice & Peace Commission

November 21, 2015


For many years, the Justice & Peace Commission Members, with assistance from the Youth Group, many Volunteers and All who donated necessary items to help give Hope, Happiness, Warmth, and Care to those in need!

We wish to Thank the Justice & Peace Commission for their time, talent and generosity to make this another successful Give-A-Way!

We also want to Thank those who Volunteered to help sort, organize and handout the items that were donated! You are amazing people!

Thanks to those that donated the items - we are grateful for all the generosity!

This is truly a blessing to those in need, our parish and our community.

This is a perfect time to Give to Others (with Thanksgiving just a few days away)!

Blessings to All!


Following are pictures of the final preparation prior to 'Give-A-Way' which took place Saturday, November 21st at the Auditorium at St. Rose:

Adoration Chapel (Thanksgiving Hrs.)

Adoration Chapel


Due to Thanksgiving weekend, the chapel will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 25th through Sunday, November 29th. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

Have a safe and Blessed Thanksgiving!

God's Great Creation

God's Great Creation


"Creation is not a property which we can rule over at will.

Creation is a wonderful gift that God has given us to care for

and use for the benefit of all, always with great respect and gratitude."

Pope Francis

Stewardship Link to Diocese Website


November, 2015

In this month of Thanksgiving, we all should feel the joy of sharing of time, talent, treasure; sharing not only our money, but also some of our time specifically offered to God, and talent, the special things we can do in his name who gave us these special gifts.

Please click the Stewardship Link from the Diocese Website to gain access to Eric Haselhorst information on Stewardship.



Stewardship Link


November, 2015

In this month of Thanksgiving, we all should feel the joy of sharing of time, talent, treasure; sharing not only our money, but also some of our time specifically offered to God, and talent, the special things we can do in his name who gave us these special gifts.


Please click here to sign up for access to the Stewardship link from the Catholic Diocese - editor Eric Haselhorst.

Challenge to be good steward

Challenge to be good stewards

Be clean ... in body and in mind!

Think high, and live up to your thought!

Let every thought word and deed

Be kind and honest, brave and true!

Never refuse another's need,

Do as you'd have him do to you!

Against all evil set your face,

And bravely do your Master's will.

quote from the poet John Oxenham

Prayer: Holy and loving God, help us to be such stewards that you will be able to say to each of us: "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Master" (Mathew 25:21). Amen.

A Stewardship Minute

Rosary Crusade

Rosary Crusade

Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am

Rosary Prayer Group gathered at Jack Kilby Square (Court House Square) in Great Bend. Many Prince of Peace parishioners, members of K of C, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Blue Army, Adoration Chapel, youth and more attended the Rosary Crusade.  We joined with groups all over America (3 days before the 98th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima). We prayed for World Peace and for America and much more. Banner carriers were: Mercedes Helms & Barbara Mallard, Song leader: Virginia Klepper; Rosary leader: Harold Schmidt.


Thank you all for participating in this wonderful hour of prayer for Peace & America!


Continue to pray!


God Bless each of you!

Additional pictures of St. Rose Celebration

Additional pictures of

St. Rose 100th Anniversary Celebration

A few additional pictures of Bishop John, Fr. Charles Mazouch, Fr. Don Bedore, Fr. Ultan Murphy, Fr. Louis Trung Hoang and the Justice & Peace Commission(Larry Kubitscheck, Cristy Suchy, Sr. Jolene Grier, Katherine Huber, Mayra Sanchez, Mary Dino, Sue Cooper, Barbara Millard, Joleen Tustin at the St. Rose 100th Anniversary Celebration held on August 20th. The other pictures are members of the Justice & Peace Commission preparing for the Celebration.

Thank you for all that you do for our parish!

Photographer: Fr. Louis

Bishop John, Fr. Charles, Fr. Don, Fr. Ultan, Fr. Louis and Justice and Peace Commission Members

Mayra, Larry preparing the dinner for St. Rose 100th Anniversary Celebration

Mayra, Larry, Mary and Joleen with Justice and Peace Commission

Pope Francis Visits USA

Pope Francis Visits USA


Many of us have had the opportunity to view some or all of the events of Pope Francis visiting the US (first in Washington, D.C., then New York and ending his visit in Philadelphia).  Crowds of people attended the events, Mass at all 3 locations, meeting with UN, meeting with Bishops, visiting the homeless, those that were abused, those in prison, just to name a few of the events.


What a glorious inspiration that Pope Francis is to everyone! It is an amazing time for all of us! Some of our own parishioners actually took the pilgrimage to see the Pope! How exciting! We are truly blessed that he traveled to visit us.


Just want to leave you with a few quotes by Pope Francis:


"We need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected..."

"Resolve not to be overcome by evil, but to combat evil with good.

"Help One Another This is What Jesus Teaches Us. This is What I Do. And I Do it with My Heart."


Have a wonderful day and week!