Fr. Rick Friebel, C.PP.S.

Born: Shelby, OH

Joined the Missionaries: 1978

What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood?
The gifts (charism) and men serving at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Cleveland, Ohio. One man stood out for me, Fr. Ed Novotny, C.PP.S.

What is your current assignment?
I am currently the Parochial Vicar of 4 parishes in Ohio served by the Missionaries – St. John the Baptist, Glandorf; St. Michael the Archangel, Kalida; St. John the Baptist, Continental; St. Peter & Paul, Ottawa.

What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Bing able to NOT be selective of one parish over another. Trying to remember the names of the parishioners is a real problem for me.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Being able to share the Good News through my Sunday homilies.

What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
I was a student when I joined the Missionaries – I began at Brunnerdale High School Seminary.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
  • Reading and studying business and economics.
  • Playing golf
  • Watching sports – especially all my Cleveland pro teams.

Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
I am impressed with St. Padre Pio, St. Maximillian Kolbe, St. John Paul II, and St. John XXIII.

What is your favorite:
Book: The Restless Heart by Ronald Rolheiser
Food: Filet mignon – medium rare
Movie: Brian’s Song
Holiday: Christmas
TV Show: West Wing

How much money would you earn on Jeopardy
?

$1,000.00

Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Skydiving

What is your favorite prayer?

Rosary
 
Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
 
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
 

Seven Offerings of the Precious Blood
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for the glory of your name, for the coming of your kingdom, and for the salvation of all people.
 
L.    Glory be to the Father ...
R.    As it was in the beginning ...
 
L.    Praise and thanksgiving be evermore to Jesus.
R.    Who with his Blood has saved us.
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for the spread of the Church, for Pope N., for bishops, priests, and religious, and for the sanctification of all the people of God.
 
L. Glory be to the Father ...
R. Praise and ...
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for the conversion of sinners, for the loving acceptance of your word, and for the union of all Christians.
 
L. Glory be to the Father ...
R. Praise and ...
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for our civil authorities, for the strengthening of public morals, and for peace and justice among all nations.
 
L. Glory be to the Father ...
R. Praise and ...
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for the sanctification of our work and our suffering, for the poor, the sick and the afflicted, and for all who rely on our prayers. 
 
L. Glory be to the Father ...
R. Praise and ...
 
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for our own special needs, both spiritual and temporal, for those of our relatives, friends and benefactors, and also for those of our enemies.
 
L. Glory be to the Father ...
R. Praise and ...
Eternal Father, we offer you the Precious Blood of Jesus, poured out on the cross and offered daily on the altar, for those who are to die this day, for the souls in purgatory, and for our final union with Christ in glory.
 
L. Glory be to the Father . . .
R. Praise and ...
 
L.    Glory to the Blood of Jesus.
R.    Now and forever.


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