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Two Members of Vietnam Mission Ordained Deacons in Rome

by Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S., Kansas City Provincial Director The Kansas City Province and Vietnam Mission are pleased to announce the diaconate ordination of Paul Hao Pham and Vincent Hoa Vu Thai of the Vietnam Mission. The ordinations took place on November 10,...

Celebration of the Feast of St. Gaspar in Vietnam Mission

by Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S. On the Feast of St. Gaspar, members of the Vietnam Mission, ASC members, local diocesan priests, candidates, and friends gathered together in our mission of Tan Thanh (about 100 miles away from Xavier House) to celebrate the Mass and have a...

Saint Gaspar Celebration in Missouri

Members and Companions gathered at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Saint Joseph to celebrate the feast of Saint Gaspar on Sunday, October 27. During a prayer service Jeanne Keck, Dee Baker, TR Lee and Ed Franz from the Liberty Companions made their first covenants with...
A True Thanksgiving Story

A True Thanksgiving Story

by Dennis Coday, Precious Blood Renewal Center A teacher who was a guest on a National Public Radio show on November 24th described a scene I could remember from my childhood and my children’s elementary days too. Michelle Portera, an 18-year veteran teacher described...

RCIA at the Center

RCIA at the Center

by Dennis Coday As part of its mission to provide formation for the local church, Precious Blood Renewal Center hosted for a second year daylong programs for inquirers and sponsors involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. This year the Renewal Center...

Is There Any Hope?

Is There Any Hope?

by Sr. Donna Liette, ASC, Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation The other day, after the murder of two of our youth, the realization that a dedicated pbmr donor is critically ill with brain cancer, several center break-ins, and violent outbursts among...

A Way Forward

by Fr. Jim Betzen, C.PP.S., Ottumwa, Iowa As the immigration debate continues, life goes on for parishioners at St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Ottumwa, Iowa. Many immigrants came from Mexico and Central America around the turn of the century to better the lives...

Teapots & Chalices

Teapots & Chalices

by Vicky Otto, Precious Blood Companions Director My mother had the firm belief throughout her life that if you had a problem to solve or needed advice about something, the best way to do this was to have a cup of tea. She believed that taking a breath while the tea...

Sixteen Months Later

Sixteen Months Later

by Leah Landry, Precious Blood Volunteers Alumna My life is dramatically different now than when I was a Precious Blood volunteer. I moved from my hometown of Chicago to Washington, D.C. I have two roommates who are in their 20s, instead of three Precious Blood...

Day of Reflection in Centerville, Iowa

Day of Reflection in Centerville, Iowa

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Companions gathered at St. Mary's Church in Centerville for a Day of Reflection led by Fr. Timothy Armbruster. There was lively conversation about the joys and challenges of the New Creation Process and lots of great ideas for Companion...

Two Members of Vietnam Mission Ordained Deacons in Rome

Two Members of Vietnam Mission Ordained Deacons in Rome

by Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S., Kansas City Provincial Director The Kansas City Province and Vietnam Mission are pleased to announce the diaconate ordination of Paul Hao Pham and Vincent Hoa Vu Thai of the Vietnam Mission. The ordinations took place on November 10,...

Celebration of the Feast of St. Gaspar in Vietnam Mission

Celebration of the Feast of St. Gaspar in Vietnam Mission

by Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S. On the Feast of St. Gaspar, members of the Vietnam Mission, ASC members, local diocesan priests, candidates, and friends gathered together in our mission of Tan Thanh (about 100 miles away from Xavier House) to celebrate the Mass and have a...

Community Connections

Community Connections

by Denise Murrow, Director of Precious Blood Resource Services On October 25, 2019, Community Connections Coalition held a resource fair at the Good Samaritan Center in Excelsior Springs for those in need. Precious Blood Resource Services(PBRS) was one of twenty other...