Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
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School: 913-764-0650
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Marvels of Mass

Reflection for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 24, 2021

We gather together today singing “Let us go to the altar of God, the God of our gladness and joy! Let us enter the courts of the house of the Lord and sing to the glory of God.” It was just a few weeks ago that we heard this song by the angels singing of the glory of God at His birth! Hopefully our voices are joining with the angels in praise of God as we gather in prayer!

Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 17, 2021

This Sunday’s readings revolve around hearing and answering God’s call in our life.

Our music selections reflect this, especially in our song during the presentation of gifts and preparation of the altar. “Here I Am, Lord” is a good text for reflection: “Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me.” (D. Schutte)

Reflection: The Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2021

This weekend we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospel tells us of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. After the baptism, “a voice came from the heavens, saying: ‘You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.’” (Mark 1:11)

Our opening song, “When Jesus Comes to Be Baptized”, speaks of this baptism. The tune is one we know to the words of an Advent song – “On Jordan’s Bank”. The tune is called Winchester New.

Reflection for The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord - January 3, 2021

In many liturgical scholars’ thoughts, this feast of Epiphany should perhaps be its own liturgical season, separate from Christmas, but more encompassing than just one Sunday with the appearance of our beloved Three Kings. The word ‘Epiphany’ is often referred to as a manifestation, or an experience of striking and sudden realization; its actual etymology comes from Greek and means ‘to appear’. This weekend, with the Three Kings, we have the first of these ‘epiphanies’.

Reflection for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - December 27, 2020

Today’s liturgical feast of the Holy Family honors Jesus; his mother, Mary; and his foster father, Saint Joseph; and their model as a family for all Christians. It was instituted in 1893 by Pope Leo XIII with the date of the feast to fall on the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany (January 7–13). With the revision of the Roman calendar in 1969, the feast is now celebrated within the Octave of Christmas – meaning, it always falls on the Sunday following Christmas.

Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020

Each year on the 4th Sunday of Advent, we hear of the visitation of the angel Gabriel to Mary, announcing that she has conceived and will bear a son. “Hail, full of grace! (remember the Holy Day we celebrated on December 8th of Mary’s own Immaculate Conception within her mother’s womb? This is a reference to that belief. She was born with-out the stain of original sin.) The Lord is with you.” Mary’s response: “May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)

Reflection for the 1st Sunday of Advent - November 29, 2020

Today we begin a new liturgical year and we’re in Cycle B. We hear from the Gospel of Mark almost in its entirety during this year with a few other Gospel writings added in (Mark’s Gospel is rather short in comparison to the others.) One of the main themes of every Advent is presented in the readings today – Be watchful! Be alert! I think we can add to that – Be pre-pared! As we await Christ’s coming as a commemoration of his birth in Bethlehem, we also await his Second Coming at the end of time.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Sunday, January 31, 2021 (All day)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (All day)

Sunday Readings & Homily

April 11, 2020 - Easter Vigil: "In the beginning and at the end, the message is the same ... Do Not Be Afraid"
April 9, 2020 - Holy Thursday: "Full Service From our God'