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We Do Not have to Go It Alone

A New Year’s message from our provincial director, Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. I am not one of them, but I have heard about people making New Year’s resolutions. Usually, these are cast in the first person: I will quit smoking. I will learn a new skill. I am here with...

The Miracle Presented Anew

By Fr. Jeff Kirch, C.PP.S., Provincial Director On behalf of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, serving the people of God around the world, I would like to wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas. “All around the world” has been on my mind....

New Symbol for the United States Province

by Jean Giesige, Dayton Office When the Missionaries of the Precious Blood created their United States Province from the former Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces earlier this year, they knew they would need a new symbol for this new entity. The process of creating...

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,...
We Do Not have to Go It Alone

We Do Not have to Go It Alone

A New Year’s message from our provincial director, Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. I am not one of them, but I have heard about people making New Year’s resolutions. Usually, these are cast in the first person: I will quit smoking. I will learn a new skill. I am here with...

Fr. Joe Nassal: Radiant Dawn, Epiphany

Fr. Joe Nassal: Radiant Dawn, Epiphany

In the first reading for the feast of Epiphany, the prophet Isaiah describes a scene: “Darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples.”

The Miracle Presented Anew

The Miracle Presented Anew

By Fr. Jeff Kirch, C.PP.S., Provincial Director On behalf of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, serving the people of God around the world, I would like to wish you and your family a very merry and blessed Christmas. “All around the world” has been on my mind....

New Symbol for the United States Province

New Symbol for the United States Province

by Jean Giesige, Dayton Office When the Missionaries of the Precious Blood created their United States Province from the former Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces earlier this year, they knew they would need a new symbol for this new entity. The process of creating...

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...