Leo Barron, who is a Companion (lay associate) of the Missionaries, had no intention of becoming a deacon when he entered the lay ecclesial ministry program with the Diocese of Gary, Ind. But God had other plans.
The Missionaries invited men who are discerning with their Community to live and pray with them for a week, while also ministering at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation on Chicago’s south side.
Below are 4 different videos taken during the C.PP.S. Bicentennial Pilgrimage in Rome.
Video 1: Procession at the Opening of the Feast of the Precious Blood Missionaries of the Precious Blood from around the world celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood and the bicentennial of the congregation's founding, during a liturgy at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. This is the procession at the beginning of Mass.
Video 2: "Song of Liberation" on Feast of the Precious Blood Pilgrims from the U.S. (Frs. Dennis Chriszt & Dave Matz; Companions Jane & Dave McNeal & their daughter, Amy of Wapakoneta, Ohio; Companion Kathy Mescher of Celina, Ohio), as they lead the congregation in singing Fr. Joe Nassal’s “Song of Liberation,” at the Feast of the Precious Blood at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.
Video 3: A Joyous Celebration of the C.PP.S. Family C.PP.S. members, lay associates, seminarians and friends of the Community from around the world dance to a song written by the seminarians of the Italian province, during the C.PP.S. bicentennial pilgrimage 2015.
Video 4: Welcome to Acuto, Italy The mayor of Acuto, Italy, welcomes C.PP.S. pilgrims to his town. Acuto is the birthplace of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, founded by St. Maria De Mattias. Pilgrims visited Acuto during the C.PP.S. bicentennial tour, on July 4, 2015.