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
Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:30am & 10:00am
Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: During Adoration on Wednesdays and Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45pm
Anointing of the Sick: last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm Mass
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR
Power of Forgiveness: In Ernest Hemingway’s short story, a Spanish newspaper carried a poignant story about a father and his son. It went like this. A teen-aged boy, Paco, and his very wealthy father had a falling out and the young man ran away from home. The father was crushed. After a few days, he realized that the boy was serious, so the father set out to find him. He searched high and low for five months to no avail. Finally, in a last, desperate attempt to find his son, the father put an ad in a Madrid newspaper. The ad read, “Dear Paco, Meet me at the Hotel Montana noon Tuesday. All is forgiven. I love you. Signed, Your Father. On Tuesday, in the office of Hotel Montana, over 50 Pacos showed up, looking for love and forgiveness from their fathers!! What a magnet that ad was. Over 50 Pacos because Paco was a very common name!! In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the story of such a Paco and the joy it brings to his father and his heavenly Father. Let us realize the truth that our brothers and sisters deserve and expect from us the same compassion, kindness and forgiveness which we receive from our merciful God. As forgiven prodigals, we must become forgiving people, for Jesus taught us to pray, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Save the Date: Precious Blood Parish was built in September 1960 and on the 5th of this September we completed 59 years of its establishment. What a great parish we have, filled with awesome wonderful people and I am extremely proud to be here serving in this awesome parish. I want to invite everyone to come to celebrate our parish anniversary on Sunday, September 29th from 3:00—5:00pm. Food will be served and there will be games and fun activities.
God Who Never Gives Up On Us: A divorced woman found herself struggling with an increasingly rebellious teenage daughter. It all came to a head late one night when the police called her to pick up her daughter who had been arrested for drunk driving. The two of them didn’t speak on the way home or the next day either, until at last the mother broke the tension by giving her daughter a small, gift-wrapped package. The girl opened it with an air of indifference and found inside a small rock. “Well, that’s cute, Mom. What is it?” “Read the card, dear,” the mother replied. As the girl did so, tears began to trickle down her cheeks, and she gave her mom a hug as the card fell to the floor. On the card her mother had written: “This rock is more than 200 million years old. That’s how long it’ll take before I give up on you.” Our God is the same. He never gives up on us.
Everyone Busy: The phone rings and a little boy answers in a whisper: “Hello?” The caller says: “Hi, is your Mommy there? “Yes!” “Can I talk to her?” “No!” “Why not?” “She’s busy.” “What about your Daddy, can I talk to him?” “No! He’s busy.” “Well, is there anyone else there?” “My little sister.” “Is there anyone else there? Another adult?” “Uh, huh. The police.” “Can I talk to one of them?” “No, they’re busy.” “Is there anyone else there?” “Yes, the firemen.” “Can I talk to one of them?” “No, they’re busy, too.” Caller: “Good heavens, your whole family’s busy, the police and fire departments are there and they’re busy! What’s everybody doing?” The little boy giggled and whispered: “They’re looking for me.”
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 15, 2019
We can hear God speaking to us today in the words of the father to his elder son: "You are with me always, and everything I have is yours." What is my response to such remarkable generosity? Do I give joyfully and generously as God gives to me?
DIOCESAN PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
God our Father, we thank you for calling men and women from the Diocese of Owensboro to serve in your Son's kingdom as priests, deacons and religious. We pray that you continue to inspire young men and women to respond courageously to your call and give themselves generously to the Church in service of the Gospel. Pour out your Holy Spirit upon our parishes, schools, and families and assist us in building a culture of vocations in which many will hear your call to serve your people. Help us to remain faithful to the call of the Gospel as we support and encourage vocations of sacrificial love in our youth. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us!
Readings for next weekend will be
Amos 8:4-7 I Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13
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.