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
Weekend Ministries: Thanks to all of you for your wonderful participation in the weekend Masses whether as a Eucharistic Minister, Usher, Lector or Altar Servers, etc. I am sure all of you have gotten your ministry schedule for the months of July, August and September. Also the bulletin always lists all the ministers for the next week’s Masses. I know things happen and sometimes you don’t get to go to the Mass where you may be a Lector or Eucharistic Minister, etc. Anytime you know that you won’t be able to attend the Mass and if you are assigned for a ministry please try to find a sub. If you don’t get a sub please let the Sacristan for that Mass or me or Sr Rosanne know. When the Sacristan approaches you for subbing, please be kind enough to help.
Anniversaries and Birthdays : One of my joys is to see in the bulletin the wedding anniversaries and birthdays of our parishioners. I place the list of anniversaries and birthdays of the week on the Altar and pray for you at Mass. Unfortunately we have missed listing several people’s anniversaries and birthdays in the bulletin and they have informed us and we are truly sorry for it. We print out the anniversary and birthday list from the Parish Data System (PDS) in our office.. For some reason some anniversaries and birthdays are not included in this list. Please let us know if your birthdays or anniversaries have not been listed in the bulletin so we can take care of it. We are trying to rectify the PDS error.
NCYC: The National Catholic Youth Conference is held every other year and usually it is attended by over 25,000 youth from all over America. Almost 400 youth go from our diocese. This year it is in Indianapolis from November 15-19. We have 11 of our youth registered along with Sr. Rosanne and myself for this year’s NCYC. The cost for each student to attend this event is $485.00 which makes the total cost $6,305.00 We are asking the youth to pay the $100.00 deposit and the parish will take care of the rest. Funds come from different fundraisings and from your generous contributions. The youth have made some funds through their different fundraisings and we also got a $1,025.70 grant from the Catholic Youth Foundation. We have to make $2,600.00 more for this trip. If anyone would like to help with this youth event, please make your check payable to Precious Blood and write NCYC in the memo. Thanks for your continuous generosity. If there is anyone who would like to attend, please contact Sr Rosanne or myself and let us know as soon as possible. This is for youth 14 to 18 years of age.
Weeds in the Field: Today’s readings tell us about a very patient and compassionate God Who is hopeful that the so-called “weeds” among us will be converted. Through the parable of the wheat and the weeds, Jesus presents a wise and patient God who allows the good and the evil to coexist in the world. "Let the wheat and the weeds grow together till the harvest time.” In other words, God awaits repentant sinners, giving them the strength to acknowledge their weakness. He calmly recognizes that there is evil in the world, but He sees that evil is no excuse for the good people not to do good with the power of God at their disposal. Through this parable Jesus calls us to be patient with those who fail to meet the high ethical standard expected of a Christian. Let us patiently and lovingly treat the “weeds” in our society as our brothers and sisters and do all in our power to put them back on the right road to Heaven, especially by our good example, encouragement and our fervent prayer for their conversion. Let us remember that most of us have been “weeds” in God’s field more than once, and God has showed us mercy. God is so merciful that He allows evil to exist in order that what is good may grow. He allows evil to exist also because He can turn it into good. Through the power of the Spirit, God can change even the ugliest thorn into a blossom of Faith. In God's field, we have two responsibilities: to grow in grace and to share His Word and love with others.
The Farmers Prayer: A visiting Priest was attending a men’s breakfast in Ohio Farm County. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. After all were seated, the older farmer began--- “Lord, I hate buttermilk,”The Priest opened one eye and wondered to himself where this was going. Then the farmer loudly proclaimed, “Lord, I hate lard.” Now the Priest was overly worried. However, without missing a beat, the farmer prayed on, “And Lord, you know I don’t care much for raw white flour.” Just as the Priest was ready to stand and stop everything, the farmer continued, “But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them up, I do love fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we just don’t understand what you are saying to us, we just need to relax and wait ‘till You are done mixing’, and probably it will be something' even better than biscuits. Amen.”
God's blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
July 23rd 16th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
"I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world"
When we respond to our vocation, what has lain hidden becomes visible. Others come to know Jesus through us when we live our lives for Him.