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Fr. Joe Nassal: A Passion for Justice

When George Floyd woke on Memorial Day, I doubt he was planning to be a martyr. But that is what he has become because as a victim of police brutality, the video of Mr. Floyd’s death under the knee of a white police officer has ignited protests for racial equality and...

At Home With the Word: Have We Forgotten?

by Fr. Mark Miller, C.PP.S. Remember the day when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL Football game? For many people that was the first time, they noticed that Colin did not stand during the playing of the National Anthem....

Message from Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.

Kansas City Provincial Director Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S. took some time this week to reflect on the events of this past week, the pandemic, and relationship. If the video does not appear in your browser, copy and paste the link into your address bar:...

Province Director’s Letter to the Province on Our Work To End Hate

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, After the resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples who were locked away out of fear. These were people who had lost hope and were probably feeling powerless in the face of the systemic violence they had witnessed, perpetrated...

Peace & Justice Director Statement on Death of George Floyd

by Gabino Zavala, Justice and Peace Director As a nation, we are dealing with parallel plagues. We are still living with the COVID-19 pandemic which has taken the lives of over 100,000 people while George Floyd lost his life at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers...

At Home With the Word: Pentecost

by Fr. Timothy Armbruster, C.PP.S., Provincial Councilor My first assignment was with Fr. Mike Volkmer at St. Francis Xavier Parish in St. Joe. Upon arriving there, I discovered a bottle of champagne in the fridge. When I inquired about it, I was told it was a gift...

At Home With the Word

by Vicky Otto, Companions Director Throughout a typical day, each of us makes choices about a whole myriad of situations. As we continue to live during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still faced with the same circumstances, yet the choices have become more complex. For...

Introduction to “At Home”

by Margaret Haik, Director of Communications Why, when it can be a hassle to go out, do we still desire to do so? Why do we want to push to end the stay-at-home recommendations when it could do us harm? Today, Fr. Garry Richmeier talks about why we have these desires...

Are We Really All In This Together?

by Fr. Mark Miller, C.PP.S. “We are all in this together.” We hear a lot of this these days on our television sets, but is it really true? From listening to the news and seeing what is happening around our country, this truism doesn’t seem to be hitting home with...

Message from Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.

Message from Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S.

Kansas City Provincial Director Fr. Garry Richmeier, C.PP.S. took some time this week to share some ideas on maintaining emotional and spiritual health during the pandemic. If the video does not appear in your browser, copy and paste the link into your address bar:...

The Cruelest Month Calls Forth Commitment

The Cruelest Month Calls Forth Commitment

by Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S. April is the cruelest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory and desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.-TS Eliot, The Wasteland April 2020 has certainly been a cruel month with the devastation and death spread by...

Fr. Joe Nassal: Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr. Joe Nassal: Divine Mercy Sunday

The Second Sunday of Easter takes us to the upper room where the disciples were huddled in fear. Thomas, not following the shelter in place order, was out and about. When he returns, he would not believe unless he touched the wounds on the resurrected body of Christ....

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Eight: Easter Sunday

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Eight: Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the last day of Fr. Joe Nassal's Holy Week Retreat. Today features the homily Fr. Joe wrote for the Easter Mass.Easter Sunday April 12, 2020 The Gift of Hope The great science fiction writer, Ray Bradbury, wrote a fable many years ago that seems...

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Seven: Holy Saturday

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Seven: Holy Saturday

Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S. authored a Holy Week Retreat that we will present here on the province website. Each day will be added the morning of the presentation. There are discussion questions for the retreat at the end of the text on this page.Prayer in a Pandemic (To...

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Six: Good Friday

A Holy Week Retreat-Day Six: Good Friday

Fr. Joe Nassal, C.PP.S. authored a Holy Week Retreat that we will present here on the province website. Each day will be added the morning of the presentation. There are discussion questions for the retreat at the end of the text on this page.Prayer in a Pandemic (To...

Message from Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S.

Message from Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S.

Kansas City Provincial Councilor Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S. took some time this week to share how he found comfort in the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans during his recent illness and self-quarantine. If the video does not appear in your browser, copy and paste the...

Volunteers April 2020 Events

This last week, on April 7, we had our first Facebook Live event with alumnus Steven Dougherty talking about his work at Shalom Community Center in Bloomington, Indiana. You can see the video on the Precious Blood Volunteers Facebook page. This coming week we're...