The Most Fragile Among Us

2018-06-01T14:44:01+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Recently Fr. Jim Betzen requested our prayers for his parishioners in Ottumwa, Iowa. He asked for our prayers for 32 undocumented workers who were arrested and detained in an ICE raid in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He also asked for prayers for their families. As Fr. Betzen has said, [...]

Easter Reflections: May 20, 2018 Pentecost

2018-03-28T12:53:45+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Sr. Ginny Jaskiewicz, C.PP.S., O’Fallon We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues [...]

Easter Reflections: May 19, 2018 Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter

2018-03-28T12:51:56+00:00 May 12th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Sr. Marcella Parrish, SSMO Seeing John, Peter was prompted to ask Jesus, “But Lord, what about him?” Jesus replied “How does that concern you? Your business is to follow me.” The apostles were truly human—curious, competitive, humble fishermen, testing to see if they were getting their fair share. So many of their foibles seemed [...]

Former Volunteer Opens Second Season of Podcast

2018-05-11T15:08:37+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Volunteers, Weekly Wine Press|

Former Precious Blood Volunteer John Lee Precious Blood Volunteer Alumnus John Lee is out with his second season of his podcast "Starting with a Story."  The second season of "Starting with a Story" features interviews with individuals who have interesting stories to tell. John’s experience of service as a Precious Blood Volunteer was [...]

World Labyrinth Day

2018-05-08T08:52:41+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Kathy Keary The Precious Blood Renewal Center overflowed with enthusiasm created by community celebrating global solidarity and peace on World Labyrinth Day, May 5th. The day began with a Fair Trade Sale where over $1000 of hand-crafted products from Ten Thousand Villages were sold. This non-profit organization guarantees that the artisans are paid a [...]