Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
Church: 913-782-8864
School: 913-764-0650
Christian Formation: 913-829-1147

Fr. Jerry

Seeking God's Guidance

In Scripture, we see many examples of people who seek out God’s guidance in prayer, especially so when they are alone and afraid as they stand before some major upheaval or impending suffering in their lives. We could easily see that in the well known Gospel today of the Prodigal Son.

Money is not necessarily the root of all evil

Keeping up with the Joneses is an idiom referring to the comparison to one’s neighbor as a benchmark for social class or the accumulation of material goods. But what if the Joneses are broke? That means if you try to keep up with them, you will be more broke.

It’s always amusing to me when people say all we ever speak of in the Church is money. I heard it again a couple of weeks ago after discussing the Capital Campaign. I do speak about it maybe three times a year, but there are over 800 references in the Bible about money which makes it at the top of Jesus’ discussion list.

Youth Ministry

It seems that every time some survey is done in the Church about priorities, ministry and outreach to our youth is listed near the top. Whether this is our Catholic schools, or religious education for children or junior and senior high students, or collegians, there is a great desire and need for us to help our young people to know Jesus and the truth of the Catholic faith.

Why I Made a Pledge, and Why You Should Too

I have turned in my pledge to the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign and I would ask you to do so as well. One Faith, One Family, One Future in Christ is an Archdiocesan wide capital campaign that will devote some serious resources to help with many extraordinary needs in the Church of Northeast Kansas. I’m giving extra over the next 5 years because I believe in the cause and so I am going to make some sacrifices to help.

Back to School – Our Children Need You

As schools begin and collegians return to campus, we as a parish also return to a fuller schedule, and we too, will soon continue our religious education and formation programs for youth. This weekend after Masses, our Christian Formation Office Staff will be available to answer questions or address concerns, about our offerings for faith formation. Many people today ask, "Who needs God?" or "Who needs the Church?" While many people state that they believe in God and Jesus, their beliefs and lifestyles often do no match the beliefs and practices promoted by the Scriptures and the Church.

Hospitality and Evangelization

The theme of hospitality continues in the Gospel for today. Hospitality was listed as an essential quality for bishops in the New Testament. “The bishop must have an impeccable character ... he must be temperate, discreet and courteous, hospitable and a good teacher.” (1 Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:8) Why? Because hospitality, or welcoming, is not merely being warm and friendly. It is a fundamental attribute of the Christian community.

Family Dynamics

The story of Martha and Mary in today’s Gospel is a wonderful description of family dynamics! This is a nice opportunity to have a good discussion as a family, about the importance of everyone’s responsibility for the happiness of family life. Is there a child who has ever lived, who has wanted to do chores around the house rather than play? Like certain commercials, is it sensible for a parent who has a crying hungry infant to say that they are going to take the day off from parenting?

It’s Written in the Heart

Moses said to the people: "If only you would heed the voice of the LORD, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this book of the law, when you return to the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul. For this command that I enjoin on you today is something very near to you, already in your mouths and in your hearts; you have only
to carry it out."

Archdiocese Capital Campaign

Parish Offertory

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Calendar of Events

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 8:15am
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:30pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

Sept 12, 2019: "Pride and Humility"
August 25, 2019: "Strive and Make Every Effort"