I want to let you know that we recently began to post my Sunday homily to the parish website. If you are interested in continuing to pray with the Sunday homily, it is uploaded, each week, for your use.
Please be reminded that we have an Adult Education gathering on Monday evening at 6:30pm in meeting room two. It will be a one-hour Catholic update. Please enter through the Daycare entrance.
We are happy to host the Bishop and all our Religious Education families of the Owensboro West Deanery on Wednesday evening beginning with Mass at 6:00pm followed by a cookout and some social time!
We are asking all our families to evaluate their current giving level to the parish. The chart below will assist you in determining your percentage of giving. We want to be striving for the biblical tithe of 10%. If you have not been contributing to the parish for its mission and ministry needs, please prayerfully consider doing so. If you are presently contributing to the regular collection, and if there is room for an increase in your contributions to the parish, please consider increasing your giving level to help the parish meet its need. If you are presently doing all you can do in the area of treasure and cannot increase at this time, thank you for what you are able to do for God and the Church.
Peace, Joy and Love,
Fr. Brian J Roby
PRECIOUS BLOOD ADULT ED
Fr. Brian will conduct a monthly 1 hour "Catholic Update" for our parish adults desiring to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Mark your calendars for Monday, August 31st at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 2
RELIGIOUS ED STUDENTS MEET THE BISHOP
Every 2 years, Bishop Medley meets with the Religious Education students of the Western Owensboro Deanery. The date is set for Wednesday, September 2nd here at Precious Blood with Mass at 6:00pm. A cookout/fun time will follow afterwards. Save the date and plan to attend.
KROGER ANNUAL RE-ENROLLMENT FOR COMMUNITY REWARDS
In order for members to continue supporting Precious Blood through the Kroger Community Rewards (#96232) you must re-enroll by August 31, 2015. Those who do not re-enroll will be dropped from the program on September 1, 2015 until they re-enroll.
Re-enroll at www.kroger.com/communityrewards or call 1-800-KROGERS, Option #3 for assistance in enrolling the first time if needed. Thank you for being part of our Kroger Community Rewards fundraising program!
Questions, call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
MARCHING ACES FUNDRAISER
The Owensboro Catholic Marching Aces are hosting a fundraiser at Orange Leaf on Thursday, September 3rd between Noon and 9:00pm. Come support the Marching Aces at Orange Leaf on Frederica Street. We will receive 25% of the sales from our families and friends. Just tell them you are there to support OCHS when you buy your yogurt. The Marching Aces appreciate your support!
We are in need of volunteers to help with the Adopt-A-Pet Booth at the Mount St. Joseph Picnic on Sunday, September 13th.
Interested in helping set-up, working the morning shift (10:30am - 1:00pm) or afternoon shift (1:00pm - 4:00pm), or help with clean-up, please contact Sr. Rosanne or Penny at the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
The Men's Club is looking for volunteers to help cook chickens at the Mount St. Joseph Picnic on Sunday, September 13th. If interested, please contact Bruce Tucker at (270) 771-0095 or Danny Triplett at (270) 993-2866
The Rite of Christian Initiation is a process for anyone wishing to become Catholic or learn more about the Catholic Faith. This process will begin Monday, September 14th at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 1. If you know anyone, please invite them and come with them or give their name to Sr. Rosanne or Fr. Brian
PRECIOUS BLOOD BARDSTOWN BUS TRIP
We still have seats available if you would like to join us. We will leave on Friday, September 25th after the 7:00am Mass and return on Saturday, September 26th. Cost is $241.00 per person/single, $178.00 per person/double or $163.00 per person triple (Includes bus transportation, one overnight stay (Hampton Inn), tour of Spalding Hall, tour & tasting at Heaven Hill distillery, continental breakfast, lunch at Stephen Foster Restaurant on Saturday, tour of the Abbey of Gethsemani, St. Thomas Church and St. Joseph's Cathedral) Lunch (Talbott's Tavern) and Dinner (BJ's Steakhouse) on Friday on your own. Deposit of $65.00 is required at registration. Balance is due September 11th, 2015.
We need 20 participants for the trip, if we get 28 or more participants trip price will drop.
If interested, please call Penny at the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
PARISH FALL FUNDRAISER RAFFLE
Tickets are $1.00 each. Drawings to be held on Saturday, September 27th at our Parish Anniversary Cookout. (Please return all sold and unsold tickets to the Parish Office)
Need more tickets, call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
"Every worthwhile gift, every genuine benefit comes from above," says St. James in the second reading. But, he reminds us, true worship of God involves using those good gifts to benefit the less fortunate. Good stewardship is not optional; it is the hallmark of our faith!
Readings for next weekend will be
Isaiah 35:4-7a James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37
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.