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. Greg Hammes

Q&A With Fr. Greg

What is your favorite part about being a priest?
Being a spiritual father. This is an intentional favorite part, because I know I need to grow in this, but also know my joy and fulfillment in my vocation will come from this.
 
What is your favorite song to sing in the car?
Bohemian Rhapsody. Why not?
 
Who is your biggest hero? Why?
Bishop Robert Barron. He was one of my teachers in seminary, but I’ve always admired his intelligence, constant learning, clarity, and evangelical spirit, but also that he engages the culture and arts in a positive and thoughtful manner. He also plays guitar and likes to sing Bob Dylan songs!
 
What breakfast food best describes your personality?
 Kind Breakfast Protein Bars. They get the job done efficiently, but the flavor isn't bad either.
 
Who is your favorite Saint?
Besides the Blessed Virgin Mary, it would be St. Therese of Lisieux. I love her “little way”—her awareness of her littleness, her confident trust in God, and her great love poured out in small deeds.
 
 
Contact:
913.782.8864

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:
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Summer 2021 - Seminarian Colm Larkin

Welcome Letter From Colm:

Hello everyone,

    My name is Colm (pronounced column) Larkin and I am a seminarian who will be staying at Prince of Peace this summer. I go to seminary in Denver at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. I am in 3rd Theology and God willing will be ordained a deacon in May of 2022. My home parish is Holy Cross, but I am not originally from the Archdiocese. I was born in Salina, grew up in Omaha, went to high school in Cedar Rapids, IA, and then came to Benedictine College. I graduated Benedictine in 2016 with a degree in Biology before entering seminary the following fall. I am the youngest of four children. My parents are retired and live south of Atchison. My brother is an architect and recently moved with his wife to Shawnee from Chicago. My oldest sister is a Franciscan Sister with the Martyrs of St. George out of Alton, IL. My other sister lives in Lenexa and teaches math at St. James Academy.
    I am currently in my 22nd year of Catholic education (Kindergarten through 5 years of seminary), and I am deeply grateful to my parents who sacrificed much for me to go to Catholic schools. Catholic schools are largely to thank for me discovering my vocation. Coming into college, my original plan was to go to KU Med after graduation in order to become a primary care physician for rural areas in need of medical support, but during my time at Benedictine, I began to think that there might be something more that the Lord was asking of me. With the help of some spiritual direction and prayer, I decided to give seminary a shot for at least a year or two. Five years later, I am still here and am very excited to be ordained for this Archdiocese. It is amazing what God can do with a small “yes.”
    As far as hobbies are concerned, I really enjoy the outdoors. I love to fish, and I probably spend too much time and/or money on fishing (if that is even possible). Chances are that if I am not around at the parish, I am at a local lake. Being out in Denver for five years has helped me to get into fly fishing as well. Apart from fishing, I love music and movies and just relaxing with my brother seminarians. I used to be a great athlete but various injuries have sidelined me as of late, but I still love cheering on the Chiefs, the Royals, and the Jayhawks.
    I am really looking forward to spending the summer with you all. I love having dinner with families so please do not be shy about inviting me over. I think it is one of the greatest ways for me to get to know your families. I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Colm Larkin

 
 

 

Deacon Mike Denning
Deacon
913.782.8864
mdenning@popolathe.org


Deacon Justin Reuter
Deacon
913.782.8864

 


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Calendar of Events

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 6:00pm
Saturday, August 7, 2021 (All day)
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:00am

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'