Precious Blood Parishes
Many Missionaries of the Precious Blood minister to the people of God in parish life as pastors or associate pastors. Whether in the U.S. or in other countries, Precious Blood pastors live, pray and work alongside the people of God as together they walk the path that God has laid for them. It is through parish life that many people find their true faith family. Precious Blood pastors are there to lead, guide and walk alongside the people of God in their everyday lives.
Some of the characteristics of Precious Blood parishes* at their best include:
- The parish as community: a place of welcome and hospitality, a place of safety, and a place of prayer and thanksgiving.
- The parish in its ministry: a place that is attuned to the paschal mystery, a place that is collaborative and reconciling.
- The parish in its mission: a place that is missionary and not parochial, a place that evangelizes, whose people build bridges and are not afraid to stand in the breach.*From Parish Communities: Called, Nourished and Sent by the Blood of Christ, C.PP.S. Resource No. 27.