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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,...
Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S., Celebrates 60th Ordination Anniversary 

Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S., Celebrates 60th Ordination Anniversary 

Fr. John Hoying, C.PP.S., is celebrating the 60th anniversary of his ordination this year.   Fr. Hoying, a native of Botkins, Ohio, was incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood on August 15, 1956, and was ordained on June 9, 1962, at St. Charles Seminary,...

Teutonic Province Celebrates 100 Years

Teutonic Province Celebrates 100 Years

The United States Province offers its congratulations, best wishes, and prayerful support to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood of the Teutonic Province, which this weekend will celebrate its 100th anniversary. The Teutonic Province, which includes Austria,...

Freely Given, Gratefully Received

Freely Given, Gratefully Received

By Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. Today is the Solemnity of the Precious Blood, a day on which the Church around the world gives thanks for the limitless generosity of Jesus, who poured out his Precious Blood for us. For Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Companions, and...

2022 Assembly Day 4 Recap: New Leadership Blessed at Assembly

2022 Assembly Day 4 Recap: New Leadership Blessed at Assembly

The newly elected leadership team of the United States Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood was blessed and installed on Thursday during the closing liturgy of the Missionaries’ assembly in Indianapolis. Earlier in the day, the Missionaries elected three...

2022 Assembly Day 2 Recap: Greg Evers Makes Commitment to Congregation

2022 Assembly Day 2 Recap: Greg Evers Makes Commitment to Congregation

Gregory Evers, C.PP.S., was definitively incorporated as a Missionary of the Precious Blood today during the Missionaries’ assembly in Indianapolis. Greg, who will be ordained a deacon in August, grew up in Maria Stein, Ohio, in a parish served by the Missionaries. “I...

Rachel Weeps for Her Children

Rachel Weeps for Her Children

from Gabino Zavala, Justice & Peace Director “Thus says the Lord: A voice is heard in Ramah, marked by lamentation and bitter weeping: Rachel weeping for her children, refused to be consoled for her children, because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15 Tuesday...

PBSI Names First Executive Director

PBSI Names First Executive Director

The Precious Blood Spirituality Institute has announced the hiring of its first executive director, Vicky Otto. She will begin her new position on July 1.

Embracing the Passion

Embracing the Passion

R“The Passion leads to the Glory of the Resurrection.” Hearing it, I was surprisingly shaken. Does our passion, our suffering, really lead to a resurrection?