Hearts in Rhythm

2018-02-14T14:09:37+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day February 14, 2018 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, It has not escaped the notice of media or missionary disciples, bishops and purveyors of chocolate candy, pastors, or florists that for the first time since 1945 Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. At the Companions retreat in California recently, five young people [...]

Vietnam Mission Updates, February 2018

2018-02-14T10:59:40+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Vietnam Mission Director The Vietnam Mission candidates in formation have been busy the past six weeks with various activities. Hao Pham, Hoa Vu, Ky Phung and Diep Vu are all preparing for definitive incorporation on April 7th. Dung Nguyen and An Nguyen are preparing for Pledged Candidacy that same day. [...]

Auf Wiedersehen Martin!

2018-02-10T10:49:51+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

Martin Echtler serving dinner at Bishop Sullivan Center Tomorrow morning, Sunday, February 11, 2018, Martin Echtler will be returning to his home in Munich, Germany. Martin completed his service as a Precious Blood Volunteer at the Bishop Sullivan Center on Friday, February 8. Martin's positive personality and desire to learn from others will [...]

2018 Human Development Fund Application Available

2018-02-09T14:59:01+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Fr. Joe Uecker, C.PP.S., Human Development Fund Chairperson The application for the province Human Development Fund is available for 2018. The  application packet is available at the link below. Completed applications are due by May 1, 2018. The criteria for the Human Development Fund include demonstrated need and a connection to the Missionaries of [...]

Updates from the Center

2018-02-09T14:56:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Lucia Ferrara, Hospitality Coordinator I can't believe it is February already!! According to the groundhog we have 6 more weeks of this wonderful wintery weather!!! If you want to stay warm, come eat come homemade soup and fellowship among friends at the table. Join us here at the Center for our Bridges to Contemplative [...]

Precious Blood Volunteer Featured on German TV

2018-02-02T19:56:28+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

Current Precious Blood Volunteer, Martin Echtler, was recently featured on German TV. He was interviewed about how he has continued to follow his favorite German soccer club, FC Augsburg, while living and serving in Kansas City. The first video is from FC Augsburg and the other is from Deutsche Welle. Martin is currently serving as [...]

Former Precious Blood Volunteer Finds Joy in Podcasting

2018-01-29T13:48:16+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

John Lee (far left, back row) pictured with his fellow 2017 Precious Blood Volunteers During John Lee’s term of service as a Precious Blood Volunteer he spent a great deal of time organizing get togethers with the staff at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School where he served, setting up outings with the [...]

Statement by Precious Blood Father Joseph Nassal, Provincial Director of the Kansas City Province on President Trump’s Remarks on Immigration

2018-01-13T21:46:14+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

To the Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends of the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood: We live in a time when civil discourse has become vulgar and vindictive. On Thursday, January 11, 2018, the President of the United States of America, a nation of immigrants, used a vulgarity to characterize people from [...]

Vocations in Chicago

2018-01-07T21:37:52+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

It might not have been my first choice of where to spend New Year's, but Chicago was home for the first days of the New Year.  This year, Fr. Steve dos Santos, Srs Patti Kramer, C.PP.S.,  Karen Elliot, C.PP.S.,  Therese Wetta, ASC, and myself were on hand to spend the week with college students at [...]

What Are We Looking For?

2018-01-05T13:13:55+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

January 5, 2018 for the Birthday of St. Gaspar “God doesn’t want improved creatures but a new creation.” C.S. Lewis Dear Members, Companion, Volunteers, and Friends, Peace be with you as we celebrate the birthday of our founder, Saint Gaspar, and the Feast of the Epiphany! I pray you savor sacred memories of spending time [...]