PBV News 2016-12-12T09:54:18+00:00


2017-2018 Volunteers Update

June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Former Precious Blood Volunteer, Ryan Cornelissen, tutoring a student at Cristo Rey Kansas City High School by Tim Deveney, Director of Precious Blood Volunteers I am excited to announce that we will have [...]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2017

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

We join in celebrating International Women's Day by sharing reflections from Precious Blood Volunteers alumnae. Enjoy! Jade Bowman (2015) Patricia Wood (2014) Kara McNamara and Leah Yeo enjoying the Navajo Nation Vanessa Steger (2014) [...]

“Investing in Your Future” or “Why Volunteer?”

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

by Tim Deveney, Director of Precious Blood Volunteers A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being part of a panel discussion hosted by Avila University’s Campus Ministry. The discussion centered around serving after [...]

St. James Place

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

St. James Place mission is to provide basic necessities to people who are unable to do so, and to assist those who are able to become financially self-sufficient by finding employment. St. James Place is located [...]

  • Volunteer tutoring student at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Chicago.

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

February 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) works towards reconciliation and healing with those in the Chicago community and our Church who have been impacted by violence and conflict. PBMR's ministries reach out to the victim, the wrongdoer, and [...]

KC CARE Clinic

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Kansas City (KC) CARE Clinic is an integral part of the health care delivery system in the Kansas City community. As it was formed to do in 1971, the Clinic provides basic health care [...]

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least. With offices in Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph, Warrensburg and a neighborhood office on Kansas [...]

Cristo Rey Kansas City High School

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Cristo Rey-Kansas City High School is a college preparatory school that provides a high quality Catholic education for students from low-income backgrounds. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers to serve at Cristo Rey. [...]

How God Sees Us

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

by Kara McNamara, Precious Blood Volunteers Alumna In my work for the past two years at an afterschool program for at-risk teenage boys, I got to see my students at their very best, at their [...]

Prepared for Impact

November 28th, 2016|0 Comments

By Former Precious Blood Volunteer Ryan Cornelissen One of the most identifiable themes of Advent is preparation. But preparation for what? The birth of Jesus? The Catholic tradition of Christmas includes the season of Advent, because we [...]


June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Scripture Reading Luke 9:11-17 Additional Reading Back in 1991 I traveled with my three siblings and my parents to Duncan, Nebraska for a family reunion. Duncan is about 9 miles west of Columbus, Nebraska, and [...]

Planting Peace

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Beauty that only God can give April 2016 Volunteers Reflection By Tim Deveney Scripture Reading John 14:23-29 Additional Reading “We profess to be people of peace, Lord, but keep us from the temptation [...]

Roll Away Your Stone

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

March 2016 Volunteers Reflection Scripture Reading John 20 Additional Reading I worked with a number of priests in my previous job at Unbound. They were ian interesting collection of men who had varied backgrounds and [...]

Open Our Eyes!

February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

February 2016 Reflection Scripture Reading Matthew 20: 29-34 Additional Reading A couple of years ago I was out on the recruiting circuit. These trips tend to be fairly straightforward affairs: I confirm my attendance at [...]


January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Additional Reading I love watching sports. I will watch a baseball game from beginning to end. I can’t pull myself away from a soccer match on TV. My wife avoids [...]

December 2015 Reflection

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Scripture Reading Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-20  Additional Reading Image from The Hartford Catholic Worker Over the last few years politicians in the United States have repetitiously used the phrase “class warfare.” The way the [...]

Blessed To Be In Their Company

December 12th, 2015|0 Comments

by Sean Fitzgerald (Kansas City, 2010) My time as a volunteer for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood has led me to cross paths with wonderful people and challenging circumstances. I came by these enlightening [...]

Growing Into a Better Me

December 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

By Jade Bowman, Precious Blood Volunteer Over the course of these past three months in Kansas City, I've grown into a better me. Although that certainly sounds cliché, I can say for a fact that [...]

Unbinding Other’s Chains

November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

By Tim Deveney, Director of Precious Blood Volunteers Kara McNamara and Nora O’Connell, two of our former volunteers, were in Kansas City a couple of months ago to take part in the Companions Young Adult [...]

Catholics on Call Conference: A Reflection

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

By Ryan Cornelissen, Former Precious Blood Volunteer Most twenty-somethings working in engineering wouldn’t dream of leaving job security in search of a job in ecclesial ministry with lower pay and lower status. Fortunately (or unfortunately), [...]

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