Missionaries of the Precious Blood celebrating milestone anniversaries were honored during the Feast of the Precious Blood, July 2 at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio.
In his first homily as a priest, Fr. Matthew Keller, C.PP.S., says that we all have a vocation and that all of us, following God’s call, together make a beautiful Church.
Fr. Matthew Keller, C.PP.S., offers a prayer of blessing at the reception following his ordination on June 9, 2018.
Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S., offers the meal prayer at a reception following the ordination of Fr. Matthew Keller, C.PP.S.
The night before he is ordained, Matthew Keller, C.PP.S., gets some advice from his provincial director, Fr. Larry Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S.
Fr. Alfons Minja, C.PP.S., is a musician as well as a priest. He can’t resist tapping along with the singing on the lectern at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Montezuma, Ohio, where he is the pastor. His parishioners have given him drums to help him express his musical side. Here, Fr. Alfons Minja, C.PP.S., who is Tanzanian, plays the drums while sing a few lines of a song in Sw
Fr. Dave Kelly, C.PP.S., preaches on Palm Sunday 2017 about a very moving confirmation Mass that took place in a juvenile detention center. Fr. Kelly, a Missionary of the Precious Blood, is also director of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago.
Br. Ton Sison, C.PP.S., spoke at the Religious Brothers Symposium on March 25. The symposium was held at the University of Notre Dame, and over 215 people attended. The keynote address was delivered by Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, and Br. Ton Sison, C.PP.S., was one of two brothers invited to respond to his address. You can view his response below.
For more information about the Brothers Symposium, visit: http://www.yearforconsecratedlife.com
When James Smith and Matt Keller made a lifelong commitment to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, James’ favorite moment was the exchange of peace among the Missionaries during the liturgy. It came home to him that he was, indeed, coming home.
As he makes his lifelong commitment (definitive incorporation) with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, James Smith, C.PP.S., reflects that it’s not a step he had to take on his own – his religious community fully supports him and fellow candidate Matt Keller, C.PP.S.
“Glory Be to Jesus” is a Precious Blood hymn that is sung with gusto at Community celebrations at St. Charles Center. Here, Fr. Vince Wirtner, C.PP.S., presides at the end of a Mass for Companions (lay associates) at the 2016 provincial assembly in May, in the Assumption Chapel at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio.
Hear Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., talk about the “radical hospitality” of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, and the restorative justice that is championed there.
Thanks to Deacon Tomás Alva, C.PP.S., for putting this together.
A picture description on the ministry of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Chile created by Fr. Antonio Baus, C.PP.S. for the 2015 Provincial Assembly.