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
Well Done Good and Faithful Servant: John Jeremiah McRaith was born on December 6, 1934 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was ordained a priest February 21, 1960 in the Diocese of Ulm, Minnesota. At the age of 48 he was appointed the Bishop of Owensboro and was ordained as Bishop on December 15, 1982 at the Sportscenter. He served the Diocese for 27 years until his retirement in 2009. Bishop McRaith was the third Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro since the Diocese was formed in 1937. Bishop John is remembered fondly as a man who loved people and loved his ministry. In just one of many examples of his down-to-earth nature, Bishop John was well known for hosting wagon rides for groups of students and adult groups at his farm in western Daviess County. While being at the Cathedral I had the great opportunity to spend a lot of time with Bishop John. He was a humble servant of God. May his soul rest in Peace.
Backbones of Precious Blood: In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. What a great evening we had with our Reverse Raffle Dinner. I really enjoyed meeting lots of new people. The best thing that I enjoy in a gathering is going around and talking to people. We know these gatherings or events just do not happen by itself but there are people spending a lot of their time volunteering. I want to express my gratitude to Danny Triplett, Bruce Tucker, Julie Stallings, Rita Jacobs, Ed Sullivan and Jeanette Ebelhar for all the time you spent for making this event happen. Thanks to Stefanie Oller and Ginny Vinson for welcoming people and their awesome computer skills with the Raffle. Thanks to our Men's Club for baking the tasty steaks and to all those who assisted with cooking, set-up, cleaning, etc. I am humbled by your deep love and belongingness to our parish. I hope and pray that more people come forward and help with different events because we don't want the same people to get burned out. God bless you for your generous heart.
Freedom Through Forgiveness: The famed psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Menninger once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day! One of the most beautiful words in any language is the word "forgive." The word is a common one but the essence of the word is in the last part, "give". To for GIVE means to give someone a release from the wrong that he or she has done to us. Forgiveness is very hard to do especially if we are hurt due to past troubles, rejection and humiliation, suspicion and distrust. Forgiveness hurts especially when it is extended to somebody who doesn't deserve it; has not earned it; and may misuse it. But forgiveness is our depest need and at the same time, our highest achievement. There are so many people carrying heavy loads and are disoriented in life simply because we don't know the good effect of forgiveness. We have to learn that God, who can forgive sins so easily because He loves us, initiates forgiveness. So, if we really understand how much God loves us and how much He longs to forgive us our sins, we too, will easily forgive others, including ourselves. As we know in the Church we receive Christ's forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During this Lent let us make sure to confess our little or big sins and weaknesses before we enter into Holy Week. Our Communal Lenten Penance Service will be on Monday, April 3rd at 6:00pm
Do you Hear?: An elderly man from Owensboro calls his son in New York and says, 'I hate to ruin your day son, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are getting a divorce; 35 years of marriage...and that much misery is enough!' 'Dad, what are you talking about?' the son screams. 'We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,' the old man says. 'We're sick of each other, and I'm sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Hong Kong and tell her!' Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. 'Like heck they're getting divorced,' she shouts, 'I'll take care of this.' She calls her dad immediately, and screams at the old man, 'You are not getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't do a thing, DO YOU HEAR?' and she hangs up. The old man hangs up the phone and turns to his wife. "Okay', he says, 'It's all set. They're both coming for our anniversary and paying their own airfare!' No man/woman are busy in this world all 365 days. The sky is not goiing to fall down if we take a few days LEAVE to make our parents or friends happy. Always remember Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our Troubles. So Keep Smiling
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The blind man was willing to let Jesus minister to him and willingly did all Jesus asked of him. The Pharisees were more resistant to His message, spending their time and energy to disprove the miracle. Which am I more like, the man born blind or the Pharisees?
Readings for next weekend will be
Ezekiel 37:12-14 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45
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.