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We give a hearty welcome to all new families moving into our Parish. 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. Registration packets are also available at the entrances of church.
Family: This is based on what I preached last Sunday. Thought if some of you didn’t understand my English it could be a little helpful. Fr. Larry Richards, one of the main speakers of the Men’s Conference defined Family in the following way. A faith filled Family should have the following aspects. “F” The first letter of the word Family he says is Forgiveness. If couples and members of the family excel in this virtue there is already peace. None of us are perfect. There is sure to be good times and bad times, sickness and health, in all these we learn to accept and forgive. The second letter “A” is for Affirmation. It’s not me and mine but in a family it has to be we, us and ours. Each person has a role to play and learn to affirm and appreciate. “M” is to make Memories. Families should make memories by having fun. We don’t have to have much to have laughter and fun. Your dining table at your home is the Altar in your home. Eat together - laugh together - share together. Don’t make it a place to pass judgment. Make Memories “I” is intimacy. It is the closeness of the family members, able to know the struggles going on in the life of the members of the family. Stand beside each other. Get to know them well. “L” is the basis of everything which is Love. “Y” is you. The other person is more important than me. Its God - My spouse and Me. Learn to care for the other person. Family is the domestic Church. When there are good families the Church grows. Let us pray for struggling couples that they may forgive one another and come through their difficulties.
Skiing: The part of India (South West) I hail from has only two seasons. They are monsoons and summer (hot and very hot). We have rain starting from June until the beginning of October and the rest of the year is super hot. So I kind of enjoy the cold weather here and I love the different seasons that we have here. I had never seen snow until I came to the USA in June of 2012. I couldn’t wait to see the snow. In 2014 I went with a family from St Stephen Cathedral for skiing in Paoli and that was the first time in my life. I fell all the time. I am taking a second adventure February 20-24 for skiing in Colorado along with Fr. Jerry, his sister and her husband. Hope and pray I don’t come back in a body cast.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Young kids, ages 4-8, gather in a separate space to experience the Liturgy of the Word. Following the Opening Prayer, the children are called forward and dismissed to the Faith Formation Center with a lay minister. The readings are proclaimed from the Children’s Lectionary, (which corresponds to the Sunday Lectionary,) and interactive explanation is given by the lay leader, the Creed is recited and prayers are created and offered by the Children. At the conclusion of the prayers, the children return to their families in the Church to participate with the rest of the worshipping community in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The primary goal is to present God’s word in a way that is easily understandable for our kids. As you know we have Children’s Liturgy every Saturday at the 5:00 pm and Sunday at the 10. 30 am Masses. I thank all our lay leaders for the love shown toward our children. So if you have kids that come for Mass between these ages please encourage them to be part of the Children’s Liturgy.
Haven’t got one: In New York City, a man is going to jump off a building. Up rushes a good Irish cop. The cop yells up to the man "Don't jump! Think of your father" The man replies "Haven't got a father; I'm going to jump." The cop goes through a list of relatives, mother, brother, sister, etc. Each time the man says "Haven't got one; I’m going to jump." Desperate the cop yells up "Don't jump! Think of the Blessed Virgin" The man replies "Who is that?" The cop yells "Jump, Protestant! You're blocking traffic!"
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
To Zack Thompson, son of Donald & Jennifer Thompson, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on February 5th at Immaculate; to Web Vanover, son of Guy & Kelly Vanover, who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on February 8th here at Precious Blood.
We welcome into our faith community the following families who have registered in our parish recently:
Rosa Marsh, Jeff Hagan, Andrew & Leslie Clark, Rina Coppage and Terry Edge
PARISH DIRECTORY DATES
The Parish is scheduled to have a new Parish Directory made this year.
Portrait dates are as follows:
Wed., April 19, 2:00-9:00 pm
Thurs., April 20, 2:00-9:00 pm
Fri., April 21, 2:00-9:00 pm
Sat., April 22, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri., April 28, 2:00-9:00 pm
Sat., April 29, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Here is a link that families can go to and signup for portraits.
(4) Enter name, phone number, email address and number in group
(5) Click on Finalize Portrait Session to schedule
We will also have signups at Church starting the weekend of March 11th & 12th in the Gathering Space
Any family wanting to take the Vocation Statue home and pray the Vocation Prayer, please call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888 or email Penny at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you bring it back the next week so that it can be given to the next family to take home. We will start March 4th
MEN'S CLUB THANK YOU
The Men's Club would like to say Thank You for all the extra help we received for our recent Burgoo & Boston Butt Fundraiser. Special thanks to our Parish Members for their orders. We had a net profit of $3,923.00
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC LEAGUE SOFTBALL/BASEBALL REGISTRATION
Divisions: Pee Wee , Rookie Baseball, Minor Base-ball, Major Baseball, 8U Softball, 10U Softball and 13U Softball
FEE: $85 one child, $130 two children from same family, $165 three or more children from the same family. Discounts shown at the time of online payment. Optional “Concession Stand Buyout” also available during registration.
(Baseball Late Fee of $10 per player after 2/20/2017. Softball/Pee Wee Late Fee of $10 per player after 3/10/2017.)
The Owensboro St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is in immediate need of gently used clothing, housewares and furniture! At this time of year the store experiences a decrease in donations; they are asking for your assistance in helping with these items so that we may help meet other’s needs. Please feel free to contact Debbie Shouse at 270-683-1060 with any questions concerning donations. If you do not have any items to donate at this time and want to help, feel free to contribute to the Precious Blood Parish St. Vincent DePaul Society using the Precious Blood collection envelopes. May God bless you abundantly for supporting our local St. Vincent De Paul Society.
FUNERAL MEAL DISHES
For those of you who have provided a dish for a funeral meal here at Precious Blood, we ask that you pick up your dish, which is located in the Gathering Space of Church at your earliest convenience.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
In today's first reading, the Israelites are urged to love their neighbors as themselves. In the Gospel, Jesus spells out how we are to do that - to give generously to those who ask of us and not to turn our backs on those who seek to borrow.
Readings for next weekend will be
Isaiah 49:14-15 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34
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.