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St. Gaspar, a Child of the Magi

By Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S. As we celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Gaspar del Bufalo, the Missionaries in this country do so, for the first time, as the United States Province. That should give us a jolt of energy, since this is our invitation to rebirth,...

Kansas City Province Statements on Ukraine

Anguish and Suffering in Ukrainefrom Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director As Missionaries of the Precious Blood, we join people around the world in praying for the suffering people of Ukraine. We pray for peace. As always, war is a deadly failure and is not the...

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,...
Volunteer Commitment Is Transformative Experience

Volunteer Commitment Is Transformative Experience

“It amazes me that what started as a six-month commitment as a volunteer on the Navajo reservation has become a formative, transformative experience and way of looking at the world.”

St. Gaspar, a Child of the Magi

St. Gaspar, a Child of the Magi

By Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S. As we celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Gaspar del Bufalo, the Missionaries in this country do so, for the first time, as the United States Province. That should give us a jolt of energy, since this is our invitation to rebirth,...

Answering Immigration’s Clarion Call

By Fr. David Matz, C.PP.S. Having celebrated the formation of the United States Province last June at the electoral assembly last June, several of us on the Justice and Peace committee heard a clarion call from Assembly attendees asking why we were not down on the...

Father Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.: December 16, 1948 – July 1, 2022

Father Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.: December 16, 1948 – July 1, 2022

by Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S. Minister of the Word On the morning of July 1, 2022, the Feast of the Precious Blood, Alan Hartway wrote, “Today the Missionaries of the Precious Blood rejoice in the mystical wine from the garden of En-Gedi that becomes for us the Blood of...

Eileen Givens Named Companions Director

Eileen Givens Named Companions Director

from Lisa Athas, Chair, Companions Council The Companion Council is happy to announce that Eileen Givens has been named the director of Companions, effective October 3.  Eileen has been a Companion with the group in Orlando for nearly 10 years. She is a longtime...

Anniversary Celebration 2022: Our Witness is Important

Anniversary Celebration 2022: Our Witness is Important

By Central Missouri Companion Ruth Mather Incorporated Members and Companions are called by God to live a life of faith through the spirituality of the Precious Blood and St. Gaspar. We live the bond of charity with each other, carrying that charity with us to the...

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., Celebrates 25th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., Celebrates 25th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Dien Truong, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Truong, a native of Gia Dinh Province, Vietnam, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on April 17, 1995, and was ordained on June 28, 1997, at St. Thomas...

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Joseph Nassal, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Nassal, a native of St. Charles, Mo., was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on December 14, 1980, and was ordained on June 5, 1982, at the Cathedral...

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. Fred Licciardi, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Licciardi, a native of Chicago, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on July 1, 1979, and was ordained on May 28, 1982, at St. John the Baptist Church...

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., Celebrates 40th Ordination Anniversary

Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination this year.  Fr. Kelly, who grew up in Greenville, Ohio, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on June 30, 1978, and was ordained on June 12, 1982, at Immaculate Conception...