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.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Wednesday evenings during Adoration, Saturdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Anointing of the Sick: Last Wednesday of each month at the 6:00pm Mass
A Word From The Pastor
First Holy Communion: Everybody loves children and their cute actions, smiles, grumpy looks. It makes me smile when mothers or dads carry their children and walk for communion. The Priest gives communion to the mother or dad and a blessing to the child. They look so intently as the Body and Blood of Christ are handed out. They have a certain look like: “Why can’t I also get what you are getting?” Do you remember your First Communion? What was the day like? How were you feeling? Were you nervous, excited or anxious? We all have memories of our First Communion. I did my First Holy Communion in my home Church which is St Maxmillian Kolbe Church in Kerala, India, along with 18 others. A special day and I can remember how I received the Eucharist the first time as my family stood around me. Today our kids Jeremy Gillihan, Addi Johnson, Web Vanover and Lydia Wimsatt will receive the Body and Blood of Christ t for the first time. Let them always remember this day April 23rd at Precious Blood. Congratulations and God’s many blessings to our kids on their First Holy Communion day. Stay with us, Lord Jesus, and be our companion on life’s way. Like the disciples of old, may we listen to you as you open the Scriptures for us and come to know you as never before in the breaking of the bread. You are Lord forever and ever.
Thanks: My gratitude and thanks to all of you who continue to inspire me with your love and belongingness to the parish. I want to thank Cindy Schwartz and Jeanie Wahl for doing the Easter decorations in Church. The Church looks wonderful. Thanks to Kristie and Dale Meserve, Sr. Rosanne and Gary Murphy for taking care of the Easter Egg hunt. Thanks to Ray Jones, the Choir and the Bell Choir for leading and helping us to pray better especially during the Holy Week liturgies with the beautiful music. God bless you.
Food for Thought: No matter how beautiful and handsome you are, just remember baboons and gorillas also attract tourists- Stop Boasting. No matter how big and strong you are, you will not carry yourself to your grave - Be Humble. No matter how tall you are, you can never see tomorrow- Be Patient. No matter how light skinned you are, you will always need light in darkness -Take Caution. No matter how rich and how many cars you have, you will always walk to bed- Be Contented.
Happy Birthday: What goes up and never comes down? Your age! We wish a Happy Birthday and many, many returns of the day to Penny Blandford, our Business Administrator. Thanks for your service to the parish. What is the meaning of a true friend? One who remembers your birthday but not your age!
Mother-in-law in Jerusalem: George went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family including his mother-in-law. During their vacation and while they were visiting Jerusalem, George's mother-in-law died. With the death certificate in hand, George went to the American Consulate to make arrangements to send the body back to the states for proper burial. The Consulate, after hearing of the death of the mother-in-law, told George that the sending of a body back to the states for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000. The Consulate continued, “In most cases the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body here. This would only cost $150.” George thought for some time and answered, "I don't care how much it will cost to send the body back; that's what I want to do." The Consulate, after hearing this, said, "You must have loved your mother-in-law very much, considering the difference in price." "No, it's not that!" said George. "You see, I know of a case many years ago of a person, by the name of Jesus, who was buried here in Jerusalem. On the third day he rose from the dead. I just can't take that chance."
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Jesus meets the need of each disciple. To the fearful in the upper room, He speaks words of peace. To doubting Thomas, He provides the tangible proof of His resurrection, What do I need to become His disciple? What do I have to share that might meet someone else's need?
Readings for next weekend will be
Acts 2:14, 22-33 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24:13-35
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.