We are a Catholic Community of Faith, called to be Jesus to all people, striving to live the Gospel message through the Eucharist and the sharing of our time, talent and treasure
Welcome to Precious Blood Church
We give a hearty welcome to all new families moving into our Parish. If you visited our parish, we are happy that you joined us for the celebration of the Eucharist. If you would like to become a member of Precious Blood or would like information about our parish family, we invite you to call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 or fill out the form below so we can contact you. Registration packets are also available at the entrances of church.
Daily Mass Times Monday - No Mass
Tuesday - 7:00am Wednesday - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am
Friday - 7:00am
Saturday - 5:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Stations of the Cross Schedule:
Saturday 4:30pm; Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: During Adoration on Wednesdays and Saturdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Anointing of the Sick: last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm Mass
A Word From The Pastor
Today the Second Sunday of Lent: We hear about the transfiguration of Jesus at Mount Horeb. Mountains are perceived to be locations of God- experience in many traditional cultures and in many world religions. In the bible, mountains are pictured as a holy place. A place of meeting God. We see in the Bible God often chooses a mountain top to reveal Himself and His plans. Every time we come to Mass transfiguration happens at the mountain of the Altar. The “transfiguration” in the Holy Mass is the source of our strength: In each Holy Mass, the bread and wine we offer on the altar become “transfigured” or transformed (transubstantiated) into the living Body and Blood of the crucified, risen, and glorified Jesus. Just as Jesus' Transfiguration was meant to strengthen the apostles in their time of trial, each Holy Mass should be our source of Heavenly strength against temptations, and for our Lenten renewal.
The Just Man: On March 19th we celebrate the feast of St Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Little definite information has come down to us about the chosen soul who was to be, in God’s providence, the earthly guardian of Our Lady and the Foster- father of the Incarnate Word. All that is reliably known of this “just man’ named Joseph is contained in the first two chapters of the Gospels of Sts. Matthew and Luke. From the fact that there is no further reference to Joseph in the Bible after the finding of the boy Jesus in the temple, it has been reasonably inferred that he did not live to see the beginning of Our Lord’s public ministry. The date and place of his death and burial are unknown, but devotion has been shown to him since the earliest times. Joseph is, no doubt, the greatest and most beloved of all the saints of the Church next only to Mary. His greatness and that of Mary is measured by their closeness to Jesus Christ when he came to earth as the Word Made Flesh, the God- With- Us, to impart eternal life to all who believed in him. As a carpenter by profession St Joseph is given the title, “Patron of workmen”. He is also invoked for a happy death. Great in the spirit, great in faith, St Joseph comes through as a man who heard the words of the living God- he listened to those words in silence, and become, as it were, the first witness of the Divine Mystery. St Joseph; pray for us.
Abstaining From Meat On Fridays: A Jewish man joins a Catholic neighborhood. But every Friday he makes the life of his Catholic neighbors difficult. While the Catholics avoid meat, the Jew is outside barbecuing steak. The mouthwatering smell is making their abstinence excruciating. The best way to put an end to their misery is to convert the Jewish guy to Catholicism. After much pleading and some arm-twisting, the Catholics succeed. They take him to a priest for baptism. Afterwards the priest congratulates the new convert and cheerfully says, "Born a Jew, raised a Jew, now a Catholic!" His Catholic neighbors are very happy. At last, there will be no more temptation on Fridays. But the next Friday evening, the familiar aroma of barbecue fills the air again. The Catholics all rush to the Jew's house to remind him of the obligation of abstinence. They see him standing over the grill, sprinkling water on the meat and solemnly saying, "Born a cow, raised a cow, now a fish!"
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
2019 READERS CHOICE AWARDS
Precious Blood has made it through the nomination period and into the voting period for the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards for BEST BURGOO. The voting period will begin March 10th and go through to March 23rd.
When the voting ballot goes live on March 10th we ask that everyone visit the Messenger-Inquirer website and place your vote for Precious Blood - Best Burgoo.
Peter, James and John wanted to build a "booth" for Jesus and just stay on the mountain where His transfiguration took place. But the Son of God, the Chosen One, knew that He must instead keep moving toward His Crucifixion. We, too, must rise from worship and do what we can to hasten the coming of the Kingdom.
Readings for next weekend will be
Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 I Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.