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

Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate, presbyterate, and diaconate.

Given the importance that the ordination of a bishop, a priest, or a deacon has for the life of the particular Church, its celebration calls for as many of the faithful as possible to take part. It should take place preferably on Sunday, in the cathedral, with solemnity appropriate to the occasion. All three ordinations, of the bishop, of the priest, and of the deacon, follow the same movement. Their proper place is within the Eucharistic liturgy.

The essential rite of the sacrament of Holy Orders for all three degrees consists in the bishop's imposition of hands on the head of the ordinand and in the bishop's specific consecratory prayer asking God for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and his gifts proper to the ministry to which the candidate is being ordained.

Do you think you might have a calling to the priesthood or religious life?

Contact Fr. Scott Wallisch, Vocation Director, at 913.721.1570 ext. 146 or e-mail .

For more information on Vocations - Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas please click here. For Area Vocation Directors please click here.

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


Women's Retreat:  April 7-8
Men's Retreat:  April 14-15

Attend this weekend retreat to renew your faith in Jesus Christ through the working of the Holy Spirit.



Bible Boot Camp (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. - Noon or
Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Totus Tuus (Grades 1-6)
June 25-29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 6:15am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 8:15am
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00pm


March 18, 2018: "Lifted Up Into Life" (Fr. Jerry)
March 11: "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi" (Fr. Jerry)