Youth Group: Sunday, January 14th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Choir Practice: Wednesday, Jan 17th, 6:45pm
Religious Ed: Wednesday, Jan 17th, 6:45pm
RCIA: Thursday, Jan 18th, 6:30pm Topic: The Sacraments - Introduction
Confirmation Candidates meet with Bishop Medley at St. Stephen Cathedral: Saturday, January, 20th - 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Priest Convocation: January 15-16
March for Life in Washington DC: January 17-21
Bunco Night /Reverse Raffle Ticket Sales Kick-Off - Saturday, Jan. 20th, Doors open at 6:00pm
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Fr. Suneesh will be out for Priest Convocation and March for Life January 16-21. We ask that you pray for his safe return
9 Days For Life
9 Days for LIfe is a "digital pilgrimage" of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention each day provides reflections, bonus information, and suggested actions. Sign-up to receive the novena through a free app, daily emails, or daily text messages. Visit www.9daysforlife.com to sign-up and for information on how else you can get involved!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE
A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. OFL is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. Volunteers offer hope, compassion, options, counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24 hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life affirming ministry, please call 1-888-496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in the diocese.
ST. BENEDICT'S EMERGENCY SHELTER FOR MEN - BED SPONSORS
(Owensboro) is in need of bed sponsors. Bed sponsors made it possible for the shelter to aid 460 men last year with laundry facilities, hot meals and a warm bed. These men also received life skill classes and assistance with mental illness or substance abuse. In 2017, 48 men were able to find permanent housing while 10 transitioned into independence. Two regular transitional homes and a Veteran's transitional house were opened this year. All of this is possible because of bed sponsors. Consider donating $500 to sponsor a bed this year for one of the men at the shelter. All donations are tax deductible and can be made online at stbenedictsowensboro.org/donate or call (270) 541-1003 or mail a check to 1001 W. 7th St, Owensboro KY 42301
CATHEDRAL 5-STAR PRESCHOOL!!!
The Cabinet for Health & Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education certify that Cathedral Preschool has earned a 5 Star rating by meeting the standards for Level Five in the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System.
* Family and Community Engagement
* Staff Qualifications
* Professional Development Classroom
* Instructional Quality Administration
* Leadership Practices and an Early Childhood (on site)
* Environmental Rating along with the rating of 5 stars we will receive funds from the Commonwealth!
IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT WILL BE 3, 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD BY August 1, 2018, NOW is the time to consider sending them to preschool. Please contact Cathedral Preschool to request a registration packet at (270) 926-1652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every day, more children are coming into foster care and they need a good home in which to stay for a while! So, please consider becoming a foster parent and help a child!! for more information, please call 1-866-332-0014 or contact your local Department for Community Based Services at (270) 687-7491 ext 2631
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRASH FOR CASH FUNDRAISER
We are starting a new Fundraiser to run indefinitely -- for our St. Vincent de Paul Council here at Precious Blood. If you purchase any of the Entenmanns Little Bites, we ask that you bring your empty packages and place them in the marked totes at the entrances of church. SVDP members will collect them and send them to raise funds for our Non-Profit Organization. We will earn .02 cents per package. Your assistance in this Fundraiser will be greatly appreciated. Questions, please contact Jeanette Ebelhar at (270) 684-0932
MEAL TRAIN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Meal Train is a way to give support to anyone in our parish who is recovering from surgery, has had a baby or has an illness in the family and could us a nice home cooked meal brought to them. If you are interested in signing up to particpate in Precious Blood's Meal Train, please contact Jeannie Howard at (270) 570-1384