The Eyes of Hope

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 [...]

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

Dedication of Precious Blood Renewal Center

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 [...]

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

Love is Stronger Than Hate

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 [...]

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

National Vocation Awareness Week 2018

“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 [...]

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

Vietnam Mission Celebrates St. Gaspar’s Feast Day

"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. [...]

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

HDF Thank You: Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope

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 [...]

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