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2019 Precious Blood Assembly Recap

It was a packed four days in Kansas City. Close to 200 people participated in the various prayer services, discussions, and celebrations during the 2019 Kansas City Province Assembly. During our opening prayer service, we remembered those in our community...

St. Agnes Parish Collaborates With One LA for “Right to Counsel” Proposal

from Fr. David Matz, C.PP.S. I have been working with One LA and with the Mayor's office for 2 years on the "right to counsel" proposal for renters. This proposal's history started at St. Agnes Parish in Los Angeles, where I serve as the pastor. We have done two...

New Mission House Visit

by Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S. Passing through a seven-hour round trip from Xavier House of Formation to the Mission House in Tan Thanh, Bu Dop, Br. Daryl, and I had a short visit with our members and candidates who reside and minister to local...

Anniversary Celebration at Warrensburg

The Precious Blood community in the surrounding areas gathered at Sacred Heart Church in Warrensburg to celebration the anniversary of the founding of the community. We began our time with prayer which included readings from scripture and Saint Gaspar as well as a...

Introducing the 2019-2020 Precious Blood Volunteers: Caitlin Caminade

Caitlin will be serving at KC CARE Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She will be living in community at Gaspar Mission House in Kansas City. She grew up in Cebu City, Philippines and Lubbock, Texas. She graduated in May from the University of Texas at Austin...

Introducing the 2019-2020 Precious Blood Volunteers: Keven Cheung

Keven will serve at KC CARE Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri and will live at Gaspar Mission House. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Pre-Professionals Studies and...

Convener / Sponsor Training – Saint Charles

Over the weekend, a special training was held for the Companions who were discerned  the community to serve as Conveners and Sponsors for the next three years. The training with prayer that spoke of the power of fire and the power of the light of Christ. Throughout...

Companions celebration at Sonnino House

On Sunday, July 7th, Northern California Companions gathered at Sonnino House in Berkeley for a belated feast day celebration. They also had two other reasons to celebrate. Timothy Guile made his first covenant with the community. Timothy began formation in San Rafael...

Winds of Change

Then he breathed on them and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit…” John 20, 22 Dear Friends, I wonder if the sirens were blaring that first Pentecost when the disciples were gathered and “suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind”? This noise,...

Hero of Small Deeds

by Koby Buth, Precious Blood Volunteer at KC CARE Heath Center Growing up, I regularly attended youth ministry events titled something along the lines of, “Be a Hero for Jesus!” The message I heard at those events usually went something like this: “Jesus calls us to...

Companion Day at Sorrowful Mother Shrine

Everyone is welcome to the Companion Day at the Sorrowful Mothers Shrine to be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The day begins with Mass at 11:00 am followed by a meal and presentation. This year Br. Juan Acuna, C.PP.S. will share information about the New Creation...

Go Back to the Drawing Board

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director Last week the Trump administration announced a new immigration plan with family visas greatly reduced and no mention of Dreamers. This plan is not the just and comprehensive reform of our immigration system that we as a...

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