Sr. Rosanne will be out of the office July 2-3 to spend time with family. Please pray for her safe return.
The Parish Office and Day Care will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July Holiday
USCCB GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPRING 2015
Thoughts from Bishop Medley
From June 10-12, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gathered for their annual spring assembly, this time in St. Louis. Bishop William F. Medley was in attendance, and said that topics of discussion included immigration reform, protection of children, plans for upcoming World Meeting of Families, and religious freedom. "Time was spent on the traditional marriage issue and how that relates to religious freedom," said Bishop Medley after he returned to Owensboro. Another topic was the environmentally-focused encyclical, "Laudato Si': On the Care of Our Common Home: released on June 18th. "Pope Francis is really walking in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI because of Pope Benedict's focus on environmental issues through his emphasis on natural law," said Bishop Medley.
Bishop Medley is on Twitter! Follow @BishopMedley1
STUDY OF EVANGELII GAUDIUM
(THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL)
Five Thursdays beginning July 9th - August 6th, 9:30am at Immaculate Parish. $10 for the book or download for free at http://www.vatican.va (Look for English copy of Apostolic Exhortation).
Right to Life of Owensboro Golf Scramble - Saturday, July 18th at Ben Hawes Golf Club. 8:00am Tee off.
Lunch provided. $200 per team of 4.
Contact the Right to Life Office at (270) 685-4922 or visit the website at rtlo.org
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
This year's Vacation Bible School (grades Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth) is the week of July 20-24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm in the Parish Hall.
We will provide a free meal for the children from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. This meal is provided through the City Schools System. First come, first serve basis.
If you still have a Precious Blood Picnic sign (These can be used again next year), we ask that you please return them to Church or the Parish Office as soon as possible. Thanks for helping to advertise the picnic!
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
Special thanks to our 31 families who shopped at Kroger between 3/1/15 and 5/31/15. You have helped to contribute $275.86 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 online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Precious Blood's Kroger Nonprofit number is 96232.
Questions, call the Parish Office at (270) 684-6888
"DO NOT BE AFRAID; JUST HAVE FAITH:
Both Jairus and "the woman afflicted with hemorrhages," because of their faith, had the courage to approach Jesus with the expectation that he had the power to heal. Let us pray that young men and women will have the faith to approach Jesus with great courage and desire to do his will.
For more information about vocations to priesthood and religious life contact the Office of Vocations:
Planning to be away from home and need a Mass time? Go to masstimes.org to find Mass times across the USA
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Today's reading from St. Paul explains the "divine economy" of stewardship - "The relief of others ought not to impoverish you; there should be a certain equality. Your plenty at the present time should supply their need so that their surplus may in turn supply your need."
Readings for next weekend will be
Ezekiel 2:2-5 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:2-6
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.