Prince of Peace Catholic Parish - Great Bend, KS

100th Year Anniversary of St. Rose of Lima church

100th Year Anniversary Celebration

of St. Rose of Lima church


The 100th year Anniversary Celebration of St. Rose of Lima church was held on Thursday, August 20th beginning with Bishop John B. Brungardt celebrating the Mass (Bilingual) with Father Don, Father Ted, Father Louis, Father Charles Mazouch, and Father Ultan Murphy.

It was a beautiful, memorable event with awesome voices, music, many parishioners & visitors (approximately 175 people) attended.

A huge Thank You to Bishop John B. Brungardt, the three parish priests, the two visiting priests, the Knights of Columbus serving as escorts, the Dominican Sisters, the St. Joseph Sisters, the Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Musicians, Cantors, Lectors, Leader, Greeters, Gift Bearers, Ushers and Planning Committee for the preparation of this ceremony, the Justice & Peace Commission Members, the Cooks, the Youth Group & others that helped serve the meal, those that helped set up and tear down the tables, chairs, etc.  and those of you that were able to attend - we appreciate your time and talent to make this celebration such a success! It was great to see all of you. I apologize if I left someone off the list. Thank you for being a part of this memorable event!

Also, a Thank You for the delicious meal. You did an outstanding job.

Here are a few pictures of the event - Enjoy!


St. Rose Celebration

Celebration of St. Rose

100th Year Anniversary of current church

When:  Thursday, August 20

Mass will be celebrated (bilingual) by Bishop John B. Brungardt

6:00 pm @ St. Rose

Dinner following in the Auditorium

Free Will Donation will be accepted

Please join us!

Totus Tuus Continues

Totus Tuus Continues


Additional pictures as Totus Tuus continues this week. Participants are welcomed daily as the sign on the Parish Center indicates; they attend daily Mass at 11:30 am at the Prince of Peace St. Patrick worship site; and continue to enjoy the activities, companionship with the other participants, recess, snacks, lunch, parish potluck and especially time to learn and listen how God is always there for each of us. The major learning points have been the virtues(Faith, Hope and Charity, Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortitude) and the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.


Prince of Peace would like to Thank the Totus Tuus Team: Seminarian Jacob Schneider, Val Hernandez, Melissa Conway and Christina Bixenman; Father Ted Stoecklein; Father Wesley Schawe, Amanda Clair, Luke Blair, Jace Schwager and Nathan Clair and all those that contributed to the success of this special youth program. God Bless Each of You!

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours)


Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program is currently taking place in the Parish Center. Participants include youth (1st through 12th grades). Christina, Melissa, Val and Jacob are leading these youth in fun activities while learning more about the Catholic faith. Here are a few pics to share some of the activities for the first part of this week-more to follow as the week continues.


TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours)


Grades 7-12 Program begins today, June 7: 7:30 - 9:45 pm at the Parish Center


Grades 1-6 Program begins tomorrow, June 8: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Parish Center









Come Join Seminarian Jacob Schneider; Val Hernandez; Melissa Conway & Christina Bixenman for a full week of faith & fun.

Ordination of Juan Manuel Salas Alanis

Bishop John B. Brungardt will ordain

Juan Manuel Salas Alanis

to the order of Deacon

10:00 o'clock in the morning

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

3231 North Fourteenth Street

Dodge City, Kansas


Please join the Diocese in celebrating the

Ordination Mass and sharing in the

fiesta that follows.


El Señor Obispo John B. Brungardt ordenará a

Juan Manuel Salas Alanis

al orden de Diacono

A las 10:00 de la mañana

Sábado, 30 de mayo, 2015

Catedral de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe

3231 North Fourteenth Street

Dodge City, Kansas


Por favor únanse a la Diócesis para

celebra la Misa de ordenación y a

después compatir en la fiesta.

First Eucharist - 2015

First Eucharist


Prince of Peace at St. Patrick and St. Rose

Prince of Peace Parish congratulates seventy-eight children, from both St. Patrick and St. Rose, who received First Eucharist last weekend on April 25 & 26, 2015. A very beautiful and memorable celebration.

May God Bless each of you & your families! May the happiness of this celebration continue as you begin a new life in Christ. We welcome you to the table of the Lord!

RCIA - Easter 2015

Easter 2015

RCIA Initiation was held at the Easter Vigil to accept the Catechumens. The following Sunday the RCIA Initiation was held to accept the Candidates.


1st picture: Left to Right: Father Donald Bedore, Sheri Johnson, Marlee Johnson, Mike Johnson, Teagan Johnson, Alayna Irwin & Amy Tu were baptized; Sheri, Mike, Alayna and Amy also received First Eucharist and were Confirmed on April 4, 2015.

From Catechumens




2nd picture: Left to Right-Front Row: Zachary Seymour, Lauryn Davis, Tina DeLong

Left to Right-Back Row: Jayme Mayers, Brian Carroll

All completed a Profession of Faith, received First Eucharist and were Confirmed on April 12, 2015.

From RCIA Candidates

Adoration Chapel

Adoration Chapel

As most of you know, the majority of the structure of St. Rose Hospital is being demolished, including the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.  At the behest of Bishop John, plans were drawn up to re-construct the cry room/usher's room, at the worship site at St. Patrick, for the Adoration Chapel.


As of April 1, the Adoration Chapel at St. Rose Hospital was closed.


The Adoration Chapel at it's new location is now complete and dedication, by Bishop John, occurred today, Sunday, April 19 at 11:30 am.


Please consider spending an hour a week in prayer at the chapel. Prayer is the life blood of the Christian and time spent in contemplation and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament is always fruitful. If you are open to making that commitment, please contact Mary Lou Weiser at 620-792-4250 or Arlene Karlin at 620-793-9429.


Below are pictures of construction of the new chapel from beginning to present.


Divine Mercy Radio KVDM & KRTT 88.1

Divine Mercy Radio

"If today you hear His voice harden not your hearts." Hebrews 4:7

Mr. Lester Robben, President and Donetta Robben, Executive Director of the Divine Mercy Radio spoke at both worship sites (St. Rose & St. Patrick) on March 22, 23 & March 28, 29. The Radio Station KVDM 88.1 is located in Hays and has purchased the Great Bend station KRTT 88.1.

This Catholic Radio Station "The Voice of Diving Mercy"  is dedicated to the message of truth, mercy and love as proclaimed by Jesus Christ. Its purpose is to serve as a means of evangelizing the orthodox teachings of the Roman Catholic Church through programming of the Eternal Word Television Network as well as Catholic approved local programming.

Mr. & Mrs. Robben handed out a brochure explaining more about the radio station, magnets and also a pledge card. Please search deep in your hearts to make a pledge to help support this worthy cause. Mr. Robben explained this group as "Catholic Army of Angels".

Contact information for Divine Mercy Radio: Phone: 785-621-4110; 1-844-U-R-MERCY; address: 108 E. 12th St., Ste. #1, Hays, KS 67601.

Thank you for your generous giving.


Dante Deo(College Program)

Dante Deo College Program

On May 6, 2014, Dante Deo was blessed to have Most Reverend Bishop John B. Brungardt as their final speaker of the year. Dante Deo - Latin for "By the Gift of God" is a new Catholic college ministry program that was implemented at Barton Community College in the Fall of 2013. Dante Deo focuses on spiritual development and fellowship among BCC students. Each week, the group hosts a speaker that focuses on relevant issues such as faith, vocations, relationships, service, humility, community, or the group hosts a social event. Bishop Brungardt talked to the group about numerous topics discussed in Pope Francis' Papal Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. His main points were community, fraternity, hospitality, and the importance of each in living out the Gospel message.

Dante Deo's purpose is to increase fellowship, maintain and increase students' interest in both Catholic and Christian beliefs, develop student leaders with high integrity, values and morals, and to increase students' volunteer activity in our local community. Students do not have to be Catholic to participate in the student organization. All are welcome to join the group as they discuss topics that matter and make friends, not just for college - but for life. The Bishop shared with them his joy that the group was at Barton Community College for students to grow in these areas and encouraged them to continue growing in their faith as they continue their education.

Written by: Regan Ochs

Pictured - Front Row (left to right): Jared Chansler, Danielle Bowman, Brittni Hayes, Shannon Lacey, Anita Bahr, Regan Ochs.

Back Row (left to right): Alex Freund, Jeremy Stos, Josh Suppes, Miles Orth, Bishop John B. Brungardt, Luke Blair

Courtesy Photo by Regan Ochs

From Dante Deo