Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
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Marvels of Mass

Reflection on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sept. 15, 2019

This week we hear more stories in the Gospel while Jesus is out preaching of the Kingdom of God. We hear about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son – or the Prodigal Son as we call it. Lots of good scripture to think about! The basic idea – rejoicing when something is found that was lost. Our God rejoices when we go to Him; He forgives us; He has mercy on us; He welcomes us. Even in our first reading from Exodus, we hear of God’s mercy: “So the Lord relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people.” (Exodus 32:14)

Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 11th

To continue on my latest theme of needed liturgical help, this week I’m laying out some very specific volunteer needs for the weekend masses.  Training is provide for all of the ministries.  We use a computer scheduling program that allows you to select which mass/es you volunteer for, how often you volunteer, and days that you cannot serve do to other commitments.  There’s an app for your phone that makes it easy to use! 

Reflection on the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Aug. 4th

As you are well aware, the Church runs on volunteers – whether for social concerns, Bible studies, RCIA, men’s and women’s groups, liturgical ministries or the other multiple groups in our parish.  Part of volunteering is discovering what you are talented in, and how you can best put your gifts to work for the church.  That’s what stewardship – and evangelization - is all about.  Today I’d like to put in a plug for music ministry.

Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 14

Votive candles.  What are they and why do we light them?

We have several places at Prince of Peace where you can light votive candles in church or the chapel.  So why do we do this?  Almost nothing says “Catholic” like votive candles, especially if they are placed before images or statues in a church.  The Church has a long tradition dating back to the words of Christ regarding light and the connection with candles.

“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).

Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week’s question is ‘what is a mass intention’?  For the answer to this question, I am quoting Philip Kosloski from an article he wrote in 2017.  He explains it all very well!

One part of Catholic culture that is sometimes hard to understand and very often misunderstood is the custom of offering Mass intentions. When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention.

Reflection on the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 7th

This summer I will be answering some liturgical questions that I’ve been asked throughout the year:
 
Why do we bow or genuflect during the Creed at the words: “and by the Holy Spirit as incarnate of the Virgin Mary”? or during the Angelus at “And the Word was made flesh.”?
 
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (often referred to as the GIRM) says the following:
 

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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"