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

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

1. 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.

2. What song do you know every single word to?

Holy God We Praise Thy Name and many 80's hits as well.

3. 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.

4. 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. 

5. Who is your favorite saint?

My favorite saint is St. Ignatius of Loyola because of the Spiritual Exercises and the daily examen. 


Sr. Associate Pastor - Fr. Phil Winkelbauer

 

Q&A With Fr. Phil

1. What is your favorite part about being a priest?

Praying with and celebrating sacraments with others.
 

2. What song do you know every single word to? 

Holy God We Praise Your Name
 

3. Who is your biggest hero? Why?

I have two -- St. Pope John XXIII because he called for renewal and called the Vatican Council and Pope Francis because he continues the renewal.
 
 

4. What breakfast food best describes your personality? Why? 

Oatmeal -- nothing fancy, reliable, hearty, easy and plenty can be added to it to vary the look and flavor.
 
 

5. Who is your favorite saint?

Joseph Husband of Mary -- dreamer, protector, teacher, provider to Mary and Jesus.
 
 
Contact:
913.782.8864

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

 

Q&A With Fr. Francis

1. 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. 
 

2. 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!
 

3. Who is your biggest hero? Why?

My parents are my biggest heroes for showing and sharing with me the treasure of faith.
 

4. What breakfast food best describes your personality? Why? 

 Cheerios --- to help me get the day started on the right note!!
 

5. 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
 

Please enjoy this 2 minute message from
Fr. Jerry Volz, Pastor at
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
in Olathe, Kansas

 

Click here for a special letter from Archbishop Naumann regarding the clergy abuse crisis. 


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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

November 4, 2018: "The Law of Love" (Fr. Jerry)
November 1, 2018 (All Saints Day): "No One Is Born a Saint, You Have to Choose to Become One" (Fr. Jerry)