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
Do We Stand For God?: Some time ago a newspaper columnist, Arthur Jones, shared an important moment in his earlier life with his readers. It happened when he was drafted into the Royal Air Force and found himself in military barracks with 30 other men. On the first night he had to make a decision. He had always knelt to say his prayers. Should he continue to kneel now that he was in military service? He squirmed a little and then said to himself: “Why should I change just because people are watching? Am I going to begin my life away from home by letting other people dictate what I should do or not do?” He decided to kneel. By the time he had finished, he became aware that everyone else was aware of him. And when he made the Sign of the Cross, he was aware that everyone else knew he was a Catholic. As it turned out, he was the only Catholic in the barracks. Yet, night after night he knelt. He said that those ten minutes on his knees often led to discussions that lasted for hours. On the last day in boot camp, someone said to him, “You are the finest Christian I’ve ever met.” He replied, “Well, I might be the most public Christian you’ve ever met, but I don’t think I’m the finest. Still, I thank you for what you said.” – That story illustrates one of the points of today’s Gospel. Commitment to Jesus means taking a stand on certain things. And sometimes that stand sets us in opposition to other people
Congratulations To My Niece: Many years ago, there was a holy nun that went to the great Saint Teresa and was telling her how she wished that she had been alive at the same time that Jesus was walking around on the earth. She kept thinking what a joy it would have been to see his face, to hear his voice and just to be near Him. “Imagine what it would have been like to even talk with Jesus!” she exclaimed. Saint Teresa looked at her with love and said, “My dear sister, have you forgotten that Jesus is still on earth , and that He lives near you — yes, in the house with you (for there was a church in the convent where the nuns lived that had a tabernacle), and often in your very soul. Have you also forgotten that you can see Him and can speak to Him as often as you like? Is not Jesus with us in the Most Holy Sacrament? Why then do you wish to have lived long ago, since that same Jesus who lived with Mary and Joseph lives also with you? Eucharist is one of the greatest gift the Lord has given us. I want to bestow all God’s blessings to my niece, Mia as she will be receiving the most Holy Eucharist this Saturday the 17th at the 5:00pm Mass. I pray that she will always honor and cherish the Eucharist and grow closer to the Lord always.
The Cop and the Priest: A priest was driving and gets stopped for speeding. The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car. He says, “Father, have you been drinking?” “Just water,” says the priest, fingers crossed. The trooper says, “Then why do I smell wine?” The priest looks at the bottle and says, “Praise be to God! He’s done it again!”
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Twentieth Sunday on Ordinary Time
August 18, 2019
In today's first reading, St. Paul encourages us not to grow weary or lose heart, but to persevere in following Jesus. Our willingness to give of ourselves, even in the face of conflict and division, is one way to measure our discipleship.
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
Isaiah 66:18-21 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30
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.