Love is Stronger Than Hate

2018-10-30T13:07:51-05:00October 30th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director On November 9-10, 1938 the Nazis began a pogrom throughout Germany against the Jewish community. This pogrom was carried out by SA paramilitary forces and German civilians. Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked. The attackers smashed windows and demolished buildings with sledgehammers. They destroyed 267 synagogues throughout [...]

National Vocation Awareness Week 2018

2018-10-28T08:53:28-05:00October 27th, 2018|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

“Let us serve God with holy joy.” ~St. Gaspar del Bufalo Sunday, November 4 marks the beginning of National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov 4-10, 2018).  It is an annual week-long celebration promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life. As we each are called to reflect upon our own vocation and ministry in our lives, I [...]

Vietnam Mission Celebrates St. Gaspar’s Feast Day

2018-10-26T15:05:38-05:00October 26th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

"Always be happy, and everything will go along better." These words of St. Gaspar to Missionary Father Innocenzo Betti in Letter 1185 still rings true today as we have recently enjoyed one another's fellowship at the celebration of our founder's feast day. We certainly showed great happiness at our celebration of the Feast of St. [...]

HDF Thank You: Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope

2018-10-18T13:39:42-05:00October 18th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

Human Development Fund Application Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City Province Fr. Joseph Uecker, C.PP.S., HDF Committee Chairperson Dear Fr. Joseph, Just wanted to update you on how we used the funds from the grant your congregation so generously gave us. You will remember that we asked for funds for the following: obtaining IDs [...]

Let Us Study, Let Us Pray, Let Us Vote

2018-10-17T14:10:32-05:00October 17th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director In her article “I’m Precious Blood, and I Vote!” in the October 2018 issue of the New Wine Press, Companion Maureen Lahiff shares her experience with the voting process. What I find most important in her story is that she takes the responsibility of voting seriously. She studies [...]

Vietnam Mission Hosts Vocation Retreat

2018-10-26T15:11:41-05:00October 16th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

"Let us allow the plant to set its own roots and then we shall reap the fruits. Sometimes the inclination will be in harmony with the vocation, and other times the vocation does not agree with the inclination. You know that vocations demand courage and firmness. Vocations come from God." These words of St. Gaspar [...]

Oscar Romero: a Saint for Our Times—A Saint for Our Community

2018-10-09T15:04:03-05:00October 14th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director By J. Puig Reixach / [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons On October 14, 2018 the Catholic Church will officially recognize the sainthood of Archbishop Oscar Romero. To the Salvadoran people he has been San Oscar Romero for many years. No canonization was needed for [...]