This Sunday, Sept. 27th, we gather as a Church family to celebrate our parish anniversary. Games start at 3pm and dinner begins at 5pm. Let’s show up in great number and enjoy fun, food and great company.
I’ve had the privilege of attending two meetings of our parish St. Vincent de Paul conference. We have a marvelous group of parishioners serving as the face of Precious Blood Church while ministering to the needs of the less fortunate within our parish boundaries, many times, on a daily basis. I’ve witnessed their compassionate hearts and generous spirits. I am thrilled that our parish is blessed with a conference and I look forward to working closely with them in this important ministry of outreach to our community! Well done, good and faithful servants!
Looking ahead: On Monday, Sept. 28th, we have a parish Adult Ed. gathering at 6:30pm in our Religious Education Center (the former school building); We will celebrate the Communal Anointing of the Sick during the Wed. Evening Mass on Wed., Sept. 30th; Tuesday, Sept. 29th, and Saturday, Oct. 3rd, will be work days in our school building now that we have concluded our Daycare service. On Tuesday, we will be shifting furniture to make all of our meeting rooms more user friendly for Religious Education and parish meetings. On Saturday, Oct. 3rd, at 8am, we are inviting all interested to assist us with a thorough cleaning of the building. Many hands will make for a light load! On Sunday, Oct. 4th at 5pm, we will host a pet blessing in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We’ll gather in the green space between our ball fields. All God’s creatures are welcome!
As we prepare for the month of October, Respect Life Sunday is the weekend of Oct. 4th. I will focus the homily on Respect Life. Also, on this particular Sunday, it is tradition to gather for a public witness of quiet prayer for Respect Life with the Owensboro Life Chain scheduled for one hour- 2:30-3:30pm. Precious Blood parish has been assigned the section of Frederica St. in front of the Brescia University Campus Center. I will have our signs ready to distribute when you arrive at the Campus Center at 2:30! In addition, October is also the month of the Holy Rosary. We will have a communal recitation of the Rosary before every weekend Mass for the entire month using Respect Life intentions published by our U.S. Bishops. The schedule: Sat. 4:35pm; Sun. 7:05am and 10:05am. Bring your Rosaries!
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 calendar for Monday, September 28th at 6:30pm in Meeting Room 2
PRAYING THE ROSARY
The Social Justice Committee will be praying the Rosary at Twin Rivers Nursing Home on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 10:00am. Anyone interested in participating may join us.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Sacrament of Anointing will be held here at Precious Blood on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at the 6:00pm Mass
Confirmation is one of the Sacraments of Initiation. This sacrament will be received on May 1, 2016 for those in 8th grade. There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30th at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall. Confirmation candidates (students) will be commissioned on Sunday, Oct. 4th at the 10:30am Mass. Candidates attending OCMS will receive their instruction and formation during their Religion classes, those attending public schools will receive their instruction and formation during their Religious Ed classes. All candidates will come together on six Sundays to form a community with one another (Oct 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 16- Meeting with Bishop Medley, Feb 7, Mar. 6). We will meet 8:30 - 10:15am in Meeting Room 2. Remember these young teenagers in your prayers as they continue their journey toward celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation.
BLESSING OF PETS
On Sunday, October 4th, Fr. Brian would like to invite parish families to bring their pets and join us here at Precious Blood for a Blessing of Pets in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We will gather at 5:00pm between the ball fields. All God's creatures are welcome!
OCTOBER IS MOTNTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
We will have a communal recitation of the Rosary before every weekend Mass for the entire month of October using Respect Life intentions published by our U.S. Bishops. The schedule is as follows: Saturday 4:35pm; Sunday 7:05am and 10:05am. Bring your Rosaries!
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH THANKS
Thanks to all who helped with the Mount St. Joseph Picnic - the men who cooked the chickens (best chicken in the county), those who helped with the Adopt-A-Pet, all who bought tickets and came to the picnic. It was a great day!
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS Special thanks to our 38 families who shopped at Kroger between 6/1/15 and 8/31/15. You have helped to contribute $273.40 to Precious Blood through their Community Reward Program.
If you shop at Kroger, you probably have a Kroger Plus card. When you register your Kroger Plus card online, you can then select Precious Blood as the organization of your choice. Every time you use your Kroger Plus card, Kroger will give a portion of your purchase back to Precious Blood. Register oline at krogercommunityrewards.com Precious Blood Kroger Nonprofit Number is 96232. Questions, call Penny at the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
PRAYER LIST UPDATES NEEDED
Precious Blood Parish members want to support one another through prayer. We pray for those who are hurting, facing surgery or need prayers in a particular way at a particular time in their life. We know that every person in our parish can use prayers, but the purpose of the prayer list in the bulletin is to make parishioners aware of people who are in need at a special time in their life. PLEASE HELP US TO UPDATE OUR PRAYER LIST by calling the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888. Also, please remember to call when a family member is admitted into the hospital.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
St. James warns in today's second reading that those who hoard their wealth and live only for themselves will be condemned. But in today's Gospel, Jesus assures us that all who give of themselves for His sake will be rewarded.
Readings for next weekend will be
Genesis 2:18-24 Hebrews 2:9-11 Mark 10:2-16
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.