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 - 7:00am & 6:00pm
Thursday - 7:00am
Friday - 7:00am
Saturday - 5:00pm Sunday - 8:00am & 10:30am
Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day Mass - Wednesday, August 15th - 7:00am & 6:00pm
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
New Year of Learning and Growing: Going back to school after a lengthy summer break can be a time of excitement, anxiety and even a bit of sadness for students of all ages. The new school year is full of many unknowns and that can feel a little scary at first. In addition, saying goodbye to a summer of relaxation and fun isn’t exactly something most kids, even many college kids, look forward to. But we know Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today As Nelson Mandela says “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As our kids begin this new year of learning I wish them all God’s blessings. May this academic year be filled with lots of learning, growing in wisdom, and respect. May you learn to say “Yes” and “No” as you face situations. Say "Yes." to speak the truth. "Yes" to be kind. "Yes" to help others. "Yes" to go to church. "Yes" to obey your parents. Learn to say "No" to lying, "No" to cheating, 'No" to hurting others, "No" to bullying, "No" to illegal drugs.
Jesus, the Bread That Gives Life: Today’s Gospel describes Jesus’ discourse in the synagogue at Capernaum on his return there after his miraculous feeding of the five thousand. During the discourse, Jesus reveals himself as the true “Bread of Life that came down from Heaven,” to give life to the world. Let us recognize that Jesus whom we consume in the Holy Eucharist is actually God Who assimilates us into His being. Then, from Sunday to Saturday we will grow into Jesus, as Jesus grows in us, our lives will be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, and we will become more like Jesus. Thus, we shall share in the joyous and challenging life of being the Body of Christ for the world.
Favorite Saint: I am sure everyone has a saint that is your favorite. My all- time favorite saint is St Maximilian Kolbe. In fact the name of my parish where I grew up and where my parents go to Church is named after Maximilian Kolbe. Kolbe was born in Poland on January 8, 1894. As a young man he entered the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals and was ordained a priest in 1918 in Rome. In 1936, he became director of Poland’s chief Catholic publishing complex. He had written against the Nazis cruelty and was arrested and was put in Auschwitz in 1941. On July 24, 1941 one of the prisoners in the concentration camp escaped, as a result, in keeping with the practice followed there, ten men were selected at random to die of starvation in an empty bunker. One of these named Franciszek, a father of nine, wailed: No, God! Not me, please! What will become of my poor wife and children? Deeply moved, Fr Kolbe, stepped out and said: I am a Catholic Priest from Poland. I am old, I want to take his place. “Exemplifying Christ’s redemptive love- There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for ones friends”. As at the camp, Fr Kolbe continued to be the source of strength and comfort for his fellow condemned by praying and singing praises to the Lord instead of weeping in despair. He was the last one in his cell to die. As we honor this great saint on August 14th we seek his intercession that we too will be a strength and support to one another.
I Am Going To Be A Preacher: After his return from church one Sunday a small boy said, "You know what, Mommy? I'm going to be a preacher when I grow up." "That's fine," said his mother, "but what made you decide to be a preacher?" "Well," said the boy thoughtfully. "Since I have to go to Church every Sunday anyway, I think it would be more fun to stand up and yell than to sit still and listen."
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 12, 2018
The gifts of God that the angel brought to Elijah - food, water, rest and encouragement - were given, not for his own good alone, but to strengthen him for service. How am I using my gifts to serve others?
OFFICE OF VOCATIONS - DIOCESE OF OWENSBORO
We believe that our future priests will come from our own parishes and schools, but we need your help to identify them. We're looking for high school students or older. We are asking you to recommend young men whom you believe might have a vocation to priesthood. Any man you recommend will receive information from the Vocations Office and will be invited to participate in our discernment opportunities such as retreats and our vocation camp. Recommendations may be made online at vocations website: http://www.owensborovocations.com/called-by-name/
Readings for next weekend will be
Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58
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.