Setting the World on Fire

Setting the World on Fire

Jeremiah has set things on fire with his words of admonishment again the king and his policies. When he tried to stop himself, his heart felt as if it was burning within him. He couldn’t help himself. He had to proclaim God’s message, no matter the consequences. The...
Mary’s Life as an Ark

Mary’s Life as an Ark

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary The scripture readings for the celebration of this great feast draw our attention to the presence of God in the world; the presence of God among God’s people. The Blessed Mother is honored as the new ark of the...
Blessed Are We

Blessed Are We

A message for the Solemnity of the Assumption from our Provincial Director Fr. Jeffrey Kirch, C.PP.S. We have many reasons to celebrate on August 15. We mark this date as the foundation day of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. On August 15, 1815, St. Gaspar del...
YES Sends Youth to Serve

YES Sends Youth to Serve

On Saturday, July 27, 40 young people from Dayton’s Region Seven Parishes fanned out in teams across the city to participate in YES, Youth Elect Service, as they pulled weeds, cleaned out attics and mowed lawns, all in Jesus’ name. YES in Dayton was an offshoot of the...

With God, All Things are Possible

One of the victims of last weekend’s shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District was Nicholas Cumer, age 25, a Pennsylvania native who had just accepted a job at Dayton’s Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. From all accounts, Nicholas was excited about his new job, and the people at...
Fear Not, Little Flock

Fear Not, Little Flock

Today’s Bible readings deal with the journey of life and preparedness. Faith in God certainly gives hope for a destiny to come. Yes, our outlook on life requires a strong faith in God and though it may not offer all the answers, it gives enough of them to enable us to...