On August 25th 1960 Bishop Cotton issued an official decree erecting a new parish and establishing the boundaries thereof. At the same time Father George Boehmicke was appointed the first pastor. His installment took place on the same day as the blessing of the new parish church.
On September 5th 1960 Bishop Cotton issued a document which is preserved in the parish files. This document certifies that Bishop Francis R. Cotton of the Diocese of Owensboro, Kentucky did solemnly bless, as a permanent church with the title of Precious Blood Church in the presence of quite a number of the priests of the Diocese and of the faithful gathered for the occasion.
Mrs. Edward Garvin was the first Music Director
September 6, 1960: Precious Blood School opened with 244 students; Sr. Callista Langan, OSU was the first principal
September 11, 1960:The first baby to be baptized was Thomas W. Mills
September 25, 1960: Just 20 days after blessing the new parish of Precious Blood, Bishop Francis R Cotton passed away.
October 24, 1960: The first wedding at Precious Blood was Jake Armando Valdez and Mary Hettinger
January 28, 1961: Elizabeth Mae Devins became the first convert received into Precious Blood Parish
May 14, 1961: The first two children to make their First Communion are Charlene Meadows and Susan Regal
March 10, 1961: The Most Reverend Henry J Soenneker was appointed the second bishop of Owensboro. He retired on June 30, 1982 and passed away on September 24, 1987
March 27, 1963: The Reverend Clarence Pettit became the second pastor of the parish.
July 16, 1963: Bishop Henry J Soenneker extended the Precious Blood Parish boundaries to include Sims subdivision moving some members from Saint Mary Magdalene to Precious Blood.
October 23, 1982: The Most Reverend John J. McRaith was appointed the 3rd Bishop of Owensboro. Bishop McRaith retired on January 5, 2009
1983-1987: First Pastoral Associate was Sr. Barbara Ann Peterson
May 11, 1985: Father Terry Devine, a member of Precious Blood, was ordained.
November 14, 1988- March 13, 2020: Penny Blandford became the first Parish Manager
June 12, 1916 Helen Schwartz held the distinction of being the oldest member of our parish. Helen was a member of Precious Blood from 1963-2019 and was loved by all who knew her. She passed away at the age of 103 on November 13th, 2019
April 3, 2005: Dedication of the newly renovated Church
June 19, 2006 - September 25,2015: Precious Blood Day Care operated in the former school building
February 10, 2010: Bishop Medley was ordained as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro
PASTORS OF PRECIOUS BLOOD 1960-1963 Fr. George Boehmicke
1963-1966 Fr. Clarence Pettie 1966-1975 Fr. Maurice Tiell 1975-1982 Fr. Richard Powers
1982-1983 Fr. Joe Mills 1983-1989 Fr. Bob Willett
1989-1992 Fr. Bob Drury
1992-1998 Fr. Darrell Venters
(associate) Fr. Pete Hughes 1998-2008 Fr. Brad Whistle
2008-2015 Fr. Bruce McCarty
2015- 2016 Fr. Brian Roby
2016-present Fr. Suneesh Mathew
SEMINARIANS WHO SERVED AT PRECIOUS BLOOD Rev. Brad Whistle Rev. Tony Stevenson Rev. Danny Goff Rev. Larry McBride Rev. Ray Clark Rev. John Thomas Rev. Jason McClure Byron "Paco" Macias Rev. Steve Hohman Rev. Emmanuel Udoh Jarred Kaelin
PASTORAL ASSOCIATES 1983-1987 Sr. Barbara Peterson
1986-1988 Sr. Helen Shondell 1988-1992Sr. Peggy Nau, SP 1988-1992 Sr. Julia Head, OSU
1992-2002 Sr. Larraine Lauter, OSU 1992-1993 Sr. Nancy Liddy, OSU
1993-1998 Sr. Elaine Byrne, OSU
1998-present Sr. Rosanne Spalding, OS
Sr. Rosanne Spalding
Has been with Precious Blood three times for a total of 28 years of service!