We are now officially in the summer season, and we hope many of you find time to be refreshed and renewed with some well-deserved time off. Here at Precious Blood Parish, we uniquely welcome back summer residents to our midst, and we thank them for choosing to worship with us. If you are traveling, may you have safe and restful travels.

This upcoming week is marked by celebrations of our country’s independence. May we all celebrate with pride the freedoms we enjoy, and remember in our prayers those who are not blessed to live in a land where freedom is our right. In recognition of this holiday, the parish offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. Please plan accordingly. Daily Mass on Thursday, July 4, is at 9:00 AM at Saint Mary and Saint Agnes churches.

We thank all those who have contributed to the recent baby bottle drive that supports Helping Hands and Hurting Hearts, our parish pro-life ministry. We will publish a final total when all has been accounted. This past weekend your generosity showed again in support of the Deacon John Rigely Food Pantry collection. It is most fitting that so many are fed from our celebration of Eucharist, following the example of Jesus. When confronted with thousands who were hungry, Jesus fed them. We are truly doing His work when we feed those who are hungry right here in our midst.

In the ensuing summer months may God provide the wind for your sails for all your travels, the warmth of the sun for your peace of mind, and may we all know God’s continuing gentle presence every minute of every day. God bless you all.