1st Communion Formation:Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 - 10:15am
Parish Staff Meeting: Tuesday, March 20th, 9:00am
Choir Practice: Wednesday, March 21st, 6:45pm
Religious Ed: Wednesday, March 21st, 6:45pm
RCIA: Thursday, March 22nd, Parish Penance Service, 6:00pm
Meeting 6:30pm Topic: The Meaning of Holy Week
1st Communion Formation: Sunday, March 25th, 9:00am - 10:15am
Sr. Rosanne's Birthday: Sunday, March 18th
Adoration, Confession & Stations of the Cross: Wednesday, March 21st, 5:00-5:45pm
Precious Blood Lenten Service: Thursday, March 22nd, 6:00pm
Fish Fry: Friday, March 23rd, 5:30pm
Confession: Saturday, March 24th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Youth Group: Elite Air Trampoline Park, Sunday, March 25th, 4:00pm
Food, Fun and Fellowship at Precious Blood, 6:00pm
Palm Sunday Holy Hour at St. Stephen Cathedral - 7:00-8:00pm
Money needed to replace roof of Parish Hall/School Building and replace ceiling tiles - $70,000.00
Money received to date - $46,977.00 (142 Families)
Thanks for your most generous hearts. God loves a cheerful giver.
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
Stewardship forms will be mailed out this week. We ask that you review the commitment form, fill it out and return it to Church on Stewardship Sunday, March 17-18.
Please place forms in the baskets on the Baptismal font when you enter Church. Even if your family is unable to commit time and talent to a ministry, we ask that you still complete the form to verify that our Church records are up to date with your address, phone numbers, email, etc.
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
Join us for an evening of fun at Elite Air Trampoline Park on March 25th. Meet at the church at 4:00pm. We will return at 6:00pm for food, fun and fellowship. Bring $8.00 to jump and a toiletry item for the men at St. Benedicts's Homeless Shelter.
St. Stephen Cathedral is hosting a Holy Hour on March 25th from 7:00-8:00pm for the Youth of Owensboro to gather in Adoration in preparation for Holy Week. All youth are welcome. If you come to Elite Air, we will leave for Holy Hour as a group from the church.
SVDP FOOD PANTRY
The Food Pantry here at Precious Blood is in need of the following: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, soups, tuna, tuna helper, hamburger helper, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, cereal, dry milk, toilet paper, shampoo, deodorant, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper towels.
Thank you for helping us provide for those in need.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
The Office of Marriage and Family Life has started a monthly Family Life Newsletter that includes information on events, articles, dates and activites pertaining to families in the Diocese of Owensboro as well as couples preparing for marriage. The link to subscribe to the newsletter is on our webpage: owensborodiocese.org/family-life
* Looking for a way to pray as a couple during Lent? The Office of Marriage and Family Life will also be posting short reflections on Chapter 4 of Amoris Laetitia: "Love in Marriage" each morning during Lent on our Facebook page @OboroFamilyLife.
* The Office of Marriage and Family Life is sponsoring a marriage retreat called "Encountering the Gift of Marriage" at Kenlake Resort April 13-14, 2018. Retreat master will be Bob Perron, co-founder of Catholic Marriage and Family, Inc. Registration information can be found on the Family Life webpage or on Facebook @OboroFamilyLife.
* SAVE THE DATE!!.... The Office of Marriage and Family Life is sponsoring "Family Day at Gasper" Sunday, August 19, 2018. The theme will be "Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist" with activities, reflections by Fr. Mike Williams, and closing Mass with Bishop Medley.
BEST LENT EVER
Don't give up chocolate for Lent -- Instead, take a 40 day journey to become the best version of yourself. Join Best Lent Ever, a free email program designed to help you have a life-changing Lent. Every day you'll get inspirational videos, practical tips and encouraging stories. Sign up at DynamicCatholic.com/Lent
OPERATION RICE BOWL
Encounter Alefa:We encounter Alefa in Malawi, where seeds are helping her family survive an uncertain climate. How can you care for God's creation this Lent? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?
Fasting: Ages 18-59 on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals.
Abstinence: Catholics ages 14 and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.
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!
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