The Blessed Trinity, the Threeness of God- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the Father, God perfectly manifests the qualities of power, creation, life, majesty, and transcendence. This calls from us a response of awe, of acceptance, of obedience, of humility that our lives are in God’s hands, that God’s power is unassailable, and that to reject God is inevitably self-destructive. In the Son, God perfectly manifests the qualities of Redeemer, as One who has allowed Himself to be formed by the Father, the qualities of infinite fidelity, of perseverance, self-giving, of unhesitating mercy, and forgiveness- all for the world no matter the gender, race or nation- all people of the world without compromise or exception. The Son came among us to show us precisely how children of God the Father must be. So if our faith is truly God-centered, we too must be faithful, and unhesitatingly forgiving. We too must persevere as servants of one another without exception or compromise. As the Holy Spirit, God binds together the Father, the Son and all of humanity into an eternal community. It is true to say that we are constantly re-made by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that when the Father looks at us, He sees His image and likeness in us. God has made Himself known as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit- this Holy Name we believe and Worship and live.
Last weekend was Commitment Sunday for our parish Stewardship appeal. 52% of the forms were collected. At this time, I am making an appeal to all who have not turned in their Commitment form to do so as soon as possible. As you know, it’s important to the life of the parish! Help us reach our goal of 100% participation. We will continue with current commitments until everyone has been formed and retrained in their appropriate ministries. The targeted date for beginning all new ministry commitments is July 1.
I found the annual Barbecue Festival to be quite enjoyable. The camaraderie amongst parishioners was excellent. A big “THANK YOU” to all involved in the event and congratulations to our Men’s Club for bringing home several special recognitions! I appreciated Bruce Tucker’s words offered in the interview with Messenger Inquirer when asked why we do this? “It’s a tradition and a legacy.” Well said! Our Parent Tuition Supplement program benefited greatly from the event and we also sold nearly 200 picnic raffle tickets! Good fun and a great time was had by all!
It has been made known that there is an issue with our Cry Room. The issue is that parents who need it at any given moment can’t get in it because it has become permanent seating for some. Upon consultation, it was the decision of the Parish Council to post a sign that says: “CRY ROOM: Temporary seating for Parents in need.” Let’s respect the Cry Room for what it is and not use it for permanent seating. Everyone is to be seated in the Church proper- plenty of room!
The parish picnic is soon upon us…sell those raffle tickets…we have plenty more should you need them!
Peace, joy and love,
Fr. Brian J. Roby
HOLIDAY WORLD TRIP
This year's First Communion/Confirmation/Server's Trip to Holiday World will be Friday, June 10th. We will leave from Precious Blood's parking lot at 8:30am. We will arrive back at Precious Blood around 7:00pm. Permission forms are due back by June 3rd. You will need spending money for food, games and souvenirs.
Admission to the park will be taken care of by the Parish.
If you did not receive a permission form, please call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Inquiry Sessions will be held on Thursday, June 16th, July 7th and August 18th at 6:30pm in the Library, for anyone who may be thinking about becoming Catholic. Come and see what we have to offer you. If you know of someone please invite them and come with them. This is a time to come and ask any questions.
MASS TIME CHANGE
Mark your calendars! Starting the weekend of June 18th & 19th, the 7:30am Sunday Mass here at Precious Blood will change to 8:00am
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Today's Psalm reminds us that we have been crowned with glory and honor and given rule over the works of God's hands. But we must be good stewards, for the Lord will surely hold us accountable for the use of those gifts!
Readings for next weekend will be
Genesis 14:18-20 I Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 9:11b-17
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.