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

Meet our Clergy

Pastor - Fr. Jerry Volz

Fr. Jerry was raised in Topeka and was ordained a priest on June 20, 1992. He was first assigned to the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center at KU and then here at Prince of Peace as an associate pastor and chaplain at St. Thomas Aquinas from 95-98. He was the Director of the Didde Catholic Campus Center at Emporia State from 98-2004 during which he brought Totus Tuus to the Archdiocese. He has been the Director of Totus Tuus since 2002. He was pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Topeka from 2004-2014. He became pastor of Prince of Peace on July 1 of 2014.

Contact:
frjerry@popolathe.org
913.782.8864

Q&A With Fr. Jerry

What is your favorite part about being a priest?
My favorite part of being a priest is allowing God to place me in situations around various people where I can sense His presence and hopefully bring His presence in my life more through them and His Love and life through me to be with them. This is especially true in celebrating the Mass and in preaching.
 
What song do you know every single word to?
Holy God We Praise Thy Name and many 80's hits as well.
 
Who is your biggest hero? Why?
My biggest hero would be my father who had such a strong Catholic faith and devotion to the Church. He was a humble man and was willing to sacrifice much for the good of God and country as well as so that our family would be able to attend Catholic schools and to learn the faith.
 
What breakfast food best describes your personality? Why?
I do not eat breakfast normally, but I drink a quart of H2Orange instead. But I would say a smoothie best describes my personality. A smoothie is a portable breakfast that you can drink on-the-go and still reap the energy benefits that a morning meal can provide. 
 
Who is your favorite saint?
My favorite saint is St. Ignatius of Loyola because of the Spiritual Exercises and the daily examen.
 

Parochial Vicar - Fr. Kenn Clem

 

Q&A With Fr. Kenn

What are you most looking forward to about being a priest?
Being able to offer Mass and Reconciliation, and through those being a doorway for God's grace in the world.
 
What is your favorite song to sing in the car?
Either Seagulls (stop it now) or anything from Savlonic's Red Album
 
Who is your biggest hero? Why?
My parents, because all they sacrificed to raise us kids.
 
What breakfast food best describes your personality?
Biscuits and gravy
 
Who is your favorite saint?
Any of the Desert Fathers, St. Theresa of Avila, St. Pius X, St. John XXIII, or John Paul II
 
 
Contact:
913.782.8864
 

Sr. Associate Pastor, in Residence - Fr. Francis Hund

 

Q&A With Fr. Francis

What is your favorite part about being a priest?
Of course, my favorite part of being a priest is sharing God's love, and mercy, welcome and strength, encouragement and joy in the moments of sacramental encounter.  The blessing of priestly ministry, and the challenge that Pope Francis reminds all of us is to live "the art of accompaniment".   Or, in the words of my "look-alike", Mister Rogers, we are called to live as neighbors the commandment of love for God and for one another. 
 
What song do you know every single word to? 
Do you want me to sing along as I play the piano in my office here at Prince of Peace?!!!  That would surely disrupt Fr. Jerry and all the staff!  As a music major at Benedictine College, I do love lots of music, whether it's children's music like "This Little Light of Mine", or church hymns and songs from the 12th to the 21st centuries, or even singing along with musicals like the Sound of Music, or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or Aladdin!
 
Who is your biggest hero? Why?
My parents are my biggest heroes for showing and sharing with me the treasure of faith.
 
What breakfast food best describes your personality? Why? 
 Cheerios --- to help me get the day started on the right note!!
 
Who is your favorite saint? 
St. Francis of Assisi - my patron saint.  "Lord, make me an instrument of your peace."
 
 
Contact:
913.782.8864

Deacon Chris Slater
Deacon
913.782.8864

Deacon Mike Denning
Deacon
913.782.8864
mdenning@popolathe.org
 

Archdiocese Capital Campaign


Parish Offertory

Online giving through WeShare is here.  Click on GIVE ONLINE above to access.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please click here


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"