by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Vietnam Mission Initial Formation Candidate, Vincent Tinh Cao, graduated on October 7th from Open University in Saigon with a degree in sociology. According to Sr. Hang Pham, ASC who lives in Saigon and who has a Master Degree in Social Work from United States, sociology is an up-and-coming degree in [...]
Bishop John Cummins and Fr. Jim Sloan, C.PP.S. at Mass in honor of Fr. Jim's 50th anniversary of ordination. by Bishop John S. Cummins, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Oakland, California (Note: the following are excerpts from a letter from Bishop Cummins to Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S.) [Fr. James Sloan] gave us [...]
On September 22nd the Initial Formation Candidates of the Vietnam Mission volunteered at a charitable event to minister to children suffering from leprosy. Tinh, Khương, and Blir worked hard at setting up the tents to host the event, and then ministered to the children by playing games and singing songs with them. The candidates [...]
by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S. Precious Blood Day of Remembrance Sunday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m. at Precious Blood Renewal Center It is a day to remember and celebrate the lives of our beloved Members and Companions, especially those who have died during the past year. More details will come later.
by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Vietnam Mission Director Ai Tam of Vietnam has been busy with another aspect of their educational ministry to the poor and underprivileged youth of Vietnam. They have been diligent in giving out nearly 125 scholarships to university students throughout several communities throughout Vietnam. I had the privilege last week in [...]
St. Francis Xavier Parish in St. Joseph, Missouri will host Fr. Chuck Tobin on Thursday, October 25th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Parish Center. The presentation will help us become aware of issues to consider when we vote in November.
Marcos Palacios has been admitted into the initial formation program of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He moved into the house of formation in Chicago in August and is attending classes at St. Xavier University this fall. At the house, he joins Greg Evers, C.PP.S., and Matt Perez; and C.PP.S. members Fr. Dennis Chriszt, [...]
September 11, 2018 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, Seventeen years ago, the world watched in horror as planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, into the Pentagon in Washington, and into a field in Pennsylvania. But as the world watched, many people responded with great courage and compassion. Franciscan Friar Mychal [...]
by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., Precious Blood Renewal Center As I write this reflection, it has been about two weeks since the news broke about the Grand Jury report revealing the sexual abuses in Pennsylvania by clergy. Since I first heard about this revelation, I think I have gone in and out of the five [...]