• Join us for Taize Prayer Aug. 6

    Join the Precious Blood Renewal Center team for a prayer service in the Taize style. This video goes live on three locations Aug. 6. Our Website: See below or find all the Taize videos here.  On YouTube: at bit.ly/2BmDJcE On Facebook beginning at 7 p.m.: facebook.com/preciousbloodrenewalcenter/ Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic […]

  • Stay at Home Directed Retreat — Sept. 11-13

    There is a longing in my heart for you to reveal yourself to me. There is a longing in my heart for love I only find in you, O God. If you have felt this longing in your heart — or if you’re missing that longing — a personal directed retreat maybe an opportunity God […]

  • Retreats for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors

      Tell us of your interest. Please fill out the form below.   Precious Blood Renewal Center has been offering retreats for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors in November for the last couple of years. Last year Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., Theresa Albright, and Biagio Mazza led the one-day retreat in English, and Fr. Chuck Tobin […]

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    Taize July 2: Tonight we prayer to overcome racism

    Welcome to our monthly Taize Prayer Service on the first Thursday of the month, coming to you from Precious Blood Renewal Center in in Liberty, Missouri. Once again, we are being led by means of Zoom from various places in the Kansas City metro area and joined by others around the nation and world. Thanks […]

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    Spiritual Direction by Zoom or Phone

    Feeling a bit disconnected from your spiritual life? Here are two ways to reconnect. During these weeks of “sheltering in place,” have you felt a longing in your heart? Perhaps a desire to feel God’s presence in your life more strongly? Do you wish you had someone with whom to talk about your spiritual desires? […]

  • The Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat — June 26-28

    Feeling a bit disconnected from your spiritual life? Here are two ways to reconnect. During these weeks of “sheltering in place,” have you felt a longing in your heart? Perhaps a desire to feel God’s presence in your life more strongly? Do you wish you had someone with whom to talk about your spiritual desires? […]

  • Taize June 4: Tonight we prayer for right relationships

    By Dennis Coday The Taize Prayer Service post today to our website (see below) and Facebook page was recorded several days before the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent demonstrations and protests enveloped the nation. Already under stress from the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, this was much to endure. Despite predating the horrific […]

  • Break the Fast: Join us for a Virtual Iftar Dinner May 5

    The video of this event is now available. See below: Virtual Ramadan with The Dialogue Institute of Kansas City, Precious Blood Renewal Center & Rockhurst University For the third consecutive year, Precious Blood Renewal Center and Dialogue Institute of Kansas join together to host an interfaith fast breaking celebration during the Muslim holy month of […]

  • Taize Good Friday Prayer

    Update: Watch Taize Prayer Service Now, Here

    Join the Precious Blood Renewal Center team for a Good Friday prayer service in the Taize style. Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence […]

  • A Yes for Humanity: One Step Closer to Nuclear Disarmament

    Note: Due to the Corona virus, all programs at Precious Blood Renewal Center are suspended until further notice. Check this page for status updates. This year marks 75 years since the first nuclear weapons were dropped on Japan. The devastation horrified the world. And yet, the threat of nuclear action remains all too present. Dominican […]

  • Living with Chronic Illness: when you need a little support — Feb 28

    The Circle of Love is a support group for people living with chronic illness Living with a chronic illness can be challenging. There is no need to be alone in your struggle. Join a loving group that will support you on your journey. Find a sense of spiritual healing and renewal as we gather for […]

  • Inner Wise Woman: Liberate the Critic and Empower the Muse — March 8

    This event has been cancelled but will be rescheduled. Precious Blood Renewal Center will mark International Women’s Day 2020 with an arts journey led by Elmari Van Der Westhuizen. An inner journey using brushes, paints and canvas. No professional training required. All supplies provided. March 8, 2020 Sunday 3-5 p.m. Cost $45 RSVP by March 1 […]

  • Taizé Prayer Service: Music is the prayer the heart sings — March 5

    Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul. March 5, Thursday […]

  • Love Yourself Well: Free Workshop for Teachers — March 7

    A free workshop for teachers & educators on how to recognize & manage stress. Saturday, March 7, 2020 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. About this Event Love Yourself Well, for Teachers is a free interactive workshop to help teachers and educators recognize compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary trauma. The workshop will include ways to develop coping […]

  • Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day — March 21

    Note: Due to the Corona virus, all programs at Precious Blood Renewal Center are suspended until further notice. Check this page for status updates. Lisa Wagner-Carollo, the founder and artistic director of the Still Point Theatre Collective, will bring this one-woman play to the Renewal Center for an evening performance. Supper will proceed the show. […]

  • A longing in my heart … A Directed Retreat — March 27-29

    There is a longing in my heart        for you to reveal yourself to me. There is a longing in my heart        for love I only find in you, O God. If you have felt this longing in your heart — or if you’re missing that longing — a personal […]

  • The Best Lent Ever! Take control of your spiritual life.

    Do you want to experience a more meaningful, a more prayerful Lent this year? An Evening of Lenten Prayer March 4, Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of contemplative prayer that will feature a guided mediation based on the Stations of the Cross. Led by Fr. Ron Will CPPS. You will experience: The call […]

  • Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton — beginning Feb 13

    Traveling Your Road to Joy “We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time. … When we abandon ourselves to God and forget ourselves, we see it … this is what we are for.”  — Thomas Merton Facilitated by Garry Richmeier C.PP.S. Take a journey […]

  • Taizé Prayer Service: Music is the prayer the heart sings — Feb 6

    Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul. Feb. 6, Thursday […]

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    Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick — Feb 16

    To mark the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, Precious Blood Renewal Center will offer a Healing Mass on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. The Healing Mass is for those with heart conditions, cancer, the frail, the elderly – any sort of illness. The anointing and prayers are for physical and mental healing, […]

  • Grieving after the Holidays — Jan. 18

    Holidays can be tough for those of us who have lost a loved one. The holiday season can leave you feeling empty. If you count yourself in that camp, we have something to offer you. Jan. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. RSVPs appreciated. Freewill offerings accepted. We invite you to come together with others who have experienced […]

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    Fostering a Contemplative Stance: The Spirituality of the Labyrinth — May 2

    A labyrinth is a metaphor for a journey to the center of our deepest self – the sacred place within each of us where the Spirit dwells. Walking the labyrinth facilitates embracement of the “sacrament of the present moment.” In the words of Jean-Pierre De Caussade, “The Sacrament (of the present moment) and the reason […]

  • Circle of Understanding — May 21

    You are invited to join our Circle of Understanding where people from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life, and backgrounds are celebrated. In a divided world, the Circle allows us the opportunity to share our stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another. We […]

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    Learning to Communicate with Compassion — Feb. 1

    A workshop on how to facilitate circles Tools for compassionate communication Presented by Kathy Keary, spiritual director Circles are an effective communication tool that can be used for many purposes: team building, staff renewal, developing mission statements, strategic planning, community building, healing, managing interpersonal conflicts and disagreements, and bonding among diverse participants. This workshop will […]

  • Light and Dark and Spirit: A meditation exercise for the Winter Solstice

    The Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, naturally draws us into contemplation about light and dark. We become acutely aware at this time of year that the earth lies fallow. At the Renewal Center, we mark the Winter Solstice with a time of slow, quiet reflection and fellowship. Dec. 21, Saturday, 5-7 p.m. […]

  • Advent Day of Prayer Dec 14

    What is your image of Jesus? How do you see Jesus? Presented by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S. Come spend a Day of Prayer to make more room in your heart for Jesus this year. Welcome him as you never have before! * Spend an Advent Day of Prayer looking at the Infancy narrative according to […]

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    Celebrating diversity and community Dec 10

    The Human Family Reunion Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6-8:30 p.m. Precious Blood Renewal Center in Liberty, Mo. By Ed Chasteen I taught Race and Ethnic Relations every fall and Cultural Anthropology every spring at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, for many years beginning in the mid-1960s. My students would spend 15 weeks studying […]

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    Navigating the holidays while grieving Dec 3

    The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed. –Psalm 34:19 If you have lost a loved one, the holiday season can leave you feeling empty. The little traditions and big celebrations that used to warm and comfort us at this time of year now bring discomfort, maybe even pain. The […]

  • Parent Cafe Nov 5, 12, 19

    Parents, grandparents, foster parents … anyone raising children You are invited to the Parent Cafe Nov, 5, 12, 19 Free supper at 5:30 p.m. Program runs 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free childcare provided. 2120 Saint Gaspar Way
, Liberty, Mo 64068 Everyone raising children has a unique set of challenges to face, but others have been through it. […]

  • Retiro De Otoño Para Los Interesados en RICA y Sus Padrinos Nov 23

    Retiro De Otoño Para Los Interesados en RICA y Sus Padrinos Sábado 23 de noviembre del 2019 en el Centro de Renovación “Precious Blood Renewal Center” De 8:30 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. Un retiro guiado por el P. Chuck Tobin Ya sea que se trate de un grupo pequeño o grande, presénteles a personas de […]

  • Nothing can separate us from the love of God Nov 9

    Do you feel separated from the love of God? Do you feel separated from the love of you family? Do you feel separated from the love of your faith community? Nothing can separate us from the love of God. –Romans 8:35 Join the LGBT Committee of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood for a day […]

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    A Day with the Sunday Gospels of Matthew Nov 9

    This day is designed for all people, but especially for Lectors and Preachers. For the new liturgical year, which begins with Advent Dec. 1, the Sunday Gospels and 96 weekday readings will use the Gospel of Matthew. Understanding Matthew will enhance your worship for the whole year. What will we study? The day will be […]

  • Retreat for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors Nov 2

    Retreat for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Precious Blood Renewal Center 8:30 am to 2:30 pm A Retreat led by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., Theresa Albright, and Biagio Mazza Whether you have small or large numbers in your group, introduce them to other people on the same journey from other parishes. […]

  • A Retreat on Communion and Community Oct 26-27

    Are you yearning for authentic love? Are you in a committed relationship? Do you yearn for community? Then this may be the retreat for you. St. Gaspar and the Song of Songs: A Retreat on Communion and Community Directed by Fr. Alan Hartway, C.PP.S. October 26-27 Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. A social and […]

  • Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change Oct 14

    Toward Right Relations with Native Peoples A dramatization of the historical interaction between European colonizers and America’s indigenous people Monday October 14th 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation all proceeds support the right relations project This workshop is for everyone living in America. It was developed in response to call to faith communities issued […]

  • Mother Mary in Islam and Catholicism Oct. 9

    Mary ‘a bridge’ for Christians and Muslims “O Mary, truly God has chosen thee and purified thee, and has chosen thee above the women of the worlds. O Mary!” Does it surprise you that the quote above comes not from the New Testament, but from the the Quran, the holy book of Islam? Islam has […]

  • Paintbrushes, Palette, Paint: Art and Spirituality Sept 29

    An afternoon of Intentional Creativity for self-nurturing and rejuvenation Let your inner self be expressed through art. (No formal training necessary.) Explore new possibilities using all senses to get in touch with your spirituality. September 29 Sunday 3-5 p.m. A reception follows. RSVP by Sept. 26 Cost: $45 Intentional Creativity is a dance between paint and prayer, […]

  • Fall Equinox Celebration: Abundant Harvest Sept 22

    Reconciliation with the earth through planet friendly agriculture Precious Blood Renewal Center celebrates our connectedness to the earth and nature by marking the change of the season. The Fall celebration will be held Sept. 22, 3-5 p.m. Rick Burnette, who has more than three decades of experience in sustainable agriculture, will lead us. Rick will […]