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 - No Mass
Wednesday - No Mass
Thursday - No Mass
Friday - No Mass
Saturday - No Mass Sunday - 9:00am
Mass will be live streamed at 9:00am Sunday morning through the Precious Blood Facebook page
The Rosary with Eucharistic adoration will be said on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. It will be live streamed through the Precious Blood Facebook page
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30pm - in confessional but will not be face to face
Roll away the stone: Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.” John 11: 43-44. Today’s Gospel, the raising of Lazarus is one of the greatest sign of Jesus, the Deliverer, a symbolic narrative of his Final Victory over death at the cost of his human life and a sign anticipating his Resurrection. Describing this great miracle, the Church assures us that we, too, will be raised into eternal life after our battle with sin and death in this world. Thus, resurrection hope is the central theme of the Scripture readings for the Fifth Sunday of Lent. The readings assure us that our Faith in Jesus, who is “the Resurrection and the Life,” promises our participation in his resurrection and new life. Once a pastor was visiting a terminally sick parishioner in the hospital. As he started consoling the patient the sick man said: “Don’t worry about where I am heading to, Father. I have friends in both places.”We sometimes bind ourselves with chains of addiction to alcohol, drugs, sexual deviations, slander, gossip, envy, prejudices, hatred, and uncontrollable anger, and bury ourselves in the tombs of despair. Sometimes we are in the tomb of selfishness, filled with negative feelings such as worry, fear, resentment, hatred, and guilt. If we want Jesus to visit our dark dungeons of sin, despair and unhappiness, let us ask Jesus to bring the light and the power of the Holy Spirit into our private lives and liberate us from our tombs. When we receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus will call our name and command, “Come out, Mary”, “Come out, Joe”! This is Good news for all of us: “Lazarus, come out!” This can be the beginning of a new life.
All are equal: Alexander the Great once found his philosopher friend Diogenes standing in a field, looking intently at a large pile of bones. Asked what he was doing, the old man turned to Alexander and replied, “I am searching for the bones of your father Philip, but I cannot distinguish them from the bones of the slaves.” Alexander got the point: everyone is equal in death. From the greatest to the least, from the most beautiful to the most ordinary, death is the universal equalizer. As we go through this sad time in each our our life let us pay our attention to those in need of our care and concern. I know we won’t be able to visit people in person. I encourage you to take the precious blood directory and call 2 people in our parish this week and ask how they are doing and assure them of your prayers. It may be people that you don’t know but introduce yourselves as member of Precious Blood parish.
Live Streaming of Mass: Until we can have our regular Mass in the Church we will be live streaming our weekend Mass on every Sunday at 9 am in our Precious Blood Face book page. Also we will be live streaming rosary with Eucharistic adoration on every Wednesday at 6 pm. Let us stay connected through our prayers. If there is a death or anything important in the parish I will be sending a one call to every parishioner. Thanks to all of you for your continuous generosity to our parish. Thanks to all of you for your donation via mail or bringing to the office. Our printed Sunday bulletin is placed in the vestibule of the Church which you can take from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays as the front doors to the church will be opened.
Greatest wish: Three friends were discussing death and one of them asked: “What would you like people to say about you at your wake service while your dead body in the coffin is visible to everyone?” The first of the friends said: “I would like them to say, he was a great humanitarian who cared about his community.” The second said: “He was a great husband and father who was an example for many to follow.” The third friend said, “I would like them to say, "Look, he’s moving in the coffin!!"
Corona Virus: It has been a very challenging time for me with this corona virus. To celebrate the Mass without people is heart breaking. Also not able to visit our people who are sick in the hospital or at home is sad. I remember the quote of my first Bishop in India who said a Priest without his people is zero and a Priest with his people is a hero. Please know that I am available for anyone who like to go to confession. Let us continue to pray for one another.
God’s many blessings Fr. Suneesh Mathew
A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE FROM OUR HOLY FATHER POPE FRANCIS
"Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit; the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is ...Life is good when others are happy because of you."
Let us all remember then that every changing colour of a leaf is beautiful and every changing situation of life is meaningful, both need very clear vision.
So do not grumble or complain, let us instead remember that Pain is a sign that we are alive. Problems are a sign that we are strong and Prayer is a sign we are not alone!!
If we can acknowledge these truths and condition our hearts and minds, our lives will be more meaningful, different and worthwhile!
Wishing you a blessed day in these times of crisis
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER TO MARY DURING CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus' pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon Himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection.
Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorius and blessed Virgin.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 29, 2020
When Jesus heard about the illness of His friend, Lazarus, He responded, "This illness is not to end in death; rather it is for God's glory, that through it the Son of God may be glorified." Every aspect of our lives -- our gifts as well as our sufferings -- can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for ourselves and others.
Readings for next weekend will be
Matthew 21:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-7 Philippians 2:6-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66
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.