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Fr. Keith Branson: Third Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson is the chaplain at Avila University in Kansas City. He is sharing the homilies for the college students' Masses online.  We are happy to share his reflections for April 18, 2021.

Fr. Keith Branson: Second Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson is the chaplain at Avila University in Kansas City. He is sharing the homilies for the college students' Masses online.  We are happy to share his reflections for April 11, 2021.

Tapping the Wine Cellar-April 8, 2021

Please join Fr. Keith, Vicky, Tim, and Precious Blood Volunteer Thomas Weiss for April 8th’s Tapping the Wine Cellar! We hope you can take some time to explore the readings for Sunday using this video as a jumping-off point.

Take Action For Common Sense Laws

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director This week we entered Holy Week, the days leading to the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. As we reflect on the Paschal Mystery, especially the Cross of Jesus, we should recognize that in our midst there are many...

Provincial Statement on Responsum Document

March 24, 2021 Dear Members and Companions, In light of recent statements from a Vatican office regarding LGBTQ Catholics and their relationships, the Kansas City Province of the Society of the Precious Blood continues to uphold the dignity and equality of all people,...

Provincial Statement On Recent Gun Violence and Hate Crimes

March 24, 2021 Dear Members and Companions, We pray for the victims of gun violence in the United States, most recently, those in Boulder, Colorado and in Atlanta, Georgia. Our corporate stance against gun violence affirms our belief in the sacredness of life and...

Virtual Masses

Wondering where you can attend Mass virtually? Here's a list of Kansas City Province parishes, and others who offer Mass online. They livestream via Facebook, so you'll need an account to view the Masses live. St. Mary of the Visitation, Ottumwa, Iowa,...
Good Trouble

Good Trouble

by Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S. I heard an audio recording of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Bethel College some 60 years ago. The word he used over and over was maladjusted.” He never wanted to become adjusted or conform to bigotry and hatred, poverty or racism.  Rep....

Fr. Keith Branson: Third Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson: Third Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson is the chaplain at Avila University in Kansas City. He is sharing the homilies for the college students' Masses online.  We are happy to share his reflections for April 18, 2021.

Racism Wounds the Body of Christ

Racism Wounds the Body of Christ

by Alameda, California Companion Maureen Lahiff I'm weary of the challenges of trying to be an anti-racist. But the increasingly large number of verbal and physical attacks on Asian immigrants and Americans of Asian heritage (almost 4,000 incidents in the last year...

Fr. Keith Branson: Second Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson: Second Sunday of Easter 2021

Fr. Keith Branson is the chaplain at Avila University in Kansas City. He is sharing the homilies for the college students' Masses online.  We are happy to share his reflections for April 11, 2021.

Tapping the Wine Cellar-April 8, 2021

Tapping the Wine Cellar-April 8, 2021

Please join Fr. Keith, Vicky, Tim, and Precious Blood Volunteer Thomas Weiss for April 8th’s Tapping the Wine Cellar! We hope you can take some time to explore the readings for Sunday using this video as a jumping-off point.

Take Action For Common Sense Laws

Take Action For Common Sense Laws

from Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director This week we entered Holy Week, the days leading to the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. As we reflect on the Paschal Mystery, especially the Cross of Jesus, we should recognize that in our midst there are many...

Fr. Joe Nassal: Easter Sunday You Can’t Bury Hope

Fr. Joe Nassal: Easter Sunday You Can’t Bury Hope

Fr. Joe wasn't able to make a video for Easter, but he shared a printed version of his homily. Easter SundayApril 4, 2021 You Can’t Bury Hope Last year Easter Sunday was on April 12 and I wrote in my journal, the death toll from the coronavirus had surpassed 20,000 in...

Tapping the Wine Cellar-April 1, 2021

Tapping the Wine Cellar-April 1, 2021

Please join Fr. Keith, Vicky, and Tim, for April 1st’s Tapping the Wine Cellar! We hope you can take some time to explore the readings for Sunday using this video as a jumping-off point.

Fr. Keith Branson: Palm Sunday 2021

Fr. Keith Branson: Palm Sunday 2021

Fr. Keith Branson is the chaplain at Avila University in Kansas City. During Lent, he is sharing the homilies for the college students' Masses online.  We are happy to share his reflections for March 28, 2021.