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 6:00pm Mass
A Word From The Pastor
When I Am Weak Then I Am Strong: It’s said to the one who has faith no explanation is necessary and to the one who has no faith no explanation is possible. In life we face many difficulties, and these difficulties challenge not only us, but our faith. Deep struggle can lead us to question God, His love, or even His existence. It has been said often when someone faces a crisis, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” But this phrase has been misunderstood. We can mistakenly think that it is by our strength that we will get through a problem or trial but that isn’t always true. St Paul says in 2 Corinthians “We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. … But this happened that we might not rely upon ourselves but on God, who raises the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:8b, 9b). These past two months I have been visiting and meeting people who are suffering physically and mentally due to deaths in the family or sudden sickness. Ups and downs of life can make us strong and weak. Just like St Paul let us say when I am weak then I am strong because I offer my weakness to the Lord and he makes my weakness my strength. Lets always trust in the Lord who can make our sufferings into joy and our weakness our strength.
What To Give Up During Lent: GIVE UP grumbling! Instead, "In everything give thanks." Constructive criticism is OK, but "moaning, groaning, and complaining" are not Christian disciplines. GIVE UP 5 to 10 minutes in bed! Instead, use that time in prayer, Bible study and personal devotion. GIVE UP looking at other people's worst points. Instead concentrate on their best points. We all have faults. It is a lot easier to have people overlook our shortcomings when we overlook theirs first. GIVE UP speaking unkindly. Instead, let your speech be generous and understanding. It costs so little to say something kind and uplifting. Why not check that sharp tongue at the door? GIVE UP hatred of anyone or anything! Instead, learn the discipline of love. "Love covers a multitude of sins." GIVE UP worries and anxieties! Instead, trust God with them. Anxiety is spending emotional energy on something we can do nothing about, like tomorrow! Live today and let God's grace be sufficient. GIVE UP TV one evening a week! Instead, visit some lonely or sick person. There are those who are isolated by illness or age. Give someone a precious gift: your time! GIVE UP judging by appearances and by the standard of the world! Instead, learn to give up yourself to God. There is only one who has the right to judge, Jesus Christ.
For A Smile: Football player’s wife: “I hate it when my husband calls leftovers ‘replays.’. TV executive’s wife: “My husband calls them ‘reruns.’. Mortician’s wife: “Be grateful. My husband refers to them as ‘remains.’ ----- A little girl asked her mother for ten cents to give to an old lady in the park. Her mother was touched by the child’s kindness and gave her the required sum. There you are, my dear, said the mother, but tell me isn’t the lady able to work anymore? Oh yes, came the reply: she sells sweets.
God’s blessings, Fr. Suneesh Mathew
First Sunday of Lent - February 18, 2018
"Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your covenant"