USCCB: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

2018-12-11T14:24:00+00:00December 11th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director The US Bishops, in a vote of 241- 3 with one abstention, approved a pastoral letter against racism during their November meeting in Baltimore.  This letter examines the “persistent” history of racism in our nation.  This report is particularly timely in that the FBI  recently reported that hate [...]

Declaration on Human Rights

2018-12-10T13:48:46+00:00December 10th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Eleanor Rooseveltwikimedia commons Today we commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human rights which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 .  This declaration is just as essential to peace and justice now as it was when it [...]

The Eyes of Hope

2018-11-24T04:49:03+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

Thanksgiving 2018 Dear Members, Companions, Volunteers, and Friends, In the Preface at every Eucharist, the presider invites, “Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.” And the congregation responds, “It is right and just.” To live in right relationship with God and with one another is to live in a spirit of gratitude. When we live from a [...]

Dedication of Precious Blood Renewal Center

2018-11-12T15:07:08+00:00November 9th, 2018|Weekly Wine Press|

by Kathy Keary Precious Blood Renewal Center was packed on Sunday, October 28th with a diverse group of people coming together to bless our new sacred space at our grand opening, “Together We Rise.” Honoring the mission of the Renewal Center, which holds that we offer healing and hope, renewal and reconciliation to all [...]

Love is Stronger Than Hate

2018-10-30T13:07:51+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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 [...]