UPCOMING EVENTS

Precious Blood Renewal Center is committed to providing programs that foster spiritual renewal and growth, contemplative living, healing, social consciousness, and harmony among people of all faiths, races, and ways of life. All are welcome!

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Ongoing events:

The First Thursday of Every Month, 7-8 p.m.Communal Prayer in the style of the Taizé Community

Nov. 21, 2019; Feb 20, 2020; May 21, 2020
6 p.m.
Circle of Understanding
People from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life and backgrounds are invited to share their stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another through prayerful listening. Begins with a simple meal.

Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20 — Circle of Love: A Support Group for People Living with Chronic Illness. Find a sense of spiritual healing and renewal as we gather for meditative prayer and contemplative sharing — Facilitated by spiritual director, Kathy Keary

Scheduled events:

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Sept 19. Thursday 7-8:30 p.m. — The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom — Shelia Sonnenschein has long been active in the interfaith community in Kansas City. She will share with us her latest work with The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom that invites Muslim and Jewish women to meet, form friendships and build trust.

Sept. 20-22, 9 a.m. Friday to 5 p.m. SundayThere is a longing in my heart: A three-day directed retreat — Retreat Director: Sr. Marilyn Peot, CSJ, and Kathy Keary.

Sept. 22, Sunday, 3-5 p.m.Celebrate the Fall Equinox: Abundant Harvest — Reconciliation with the earth through planet friendly agriculture. Celebrate the fall harvest with food and ritual. Bring produce from your home garden to share.

Sept. 29, Sunday, 3-5 p.m. — Explore your spirituality with a program we call “Paintbrushes, Palette, Paint: An Afternoon of Intentional Creativity for Self -nurturing and Rejuvenation.” — Artist and teacher Elmari Van Der Westhuizen guides us through an inner journey using brushes, paints and canvas. No professional training is necessary. All supplies provided.

New! Click the link to download a flyer. Oct. 9, 6-8:30 p.m.Mary in Islam and Catholicism — It is well known that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is an important figure in Catholicism. She also is revered in Islam. This presentation explores common themes in the Bible and Quran. Includes a dinner.

New! Click the link to download a flyer. Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relations with Native Peoples — A dramatization of the historical interaction between European colonizers and America’s indigenous people.

October 26-27 St. Gaspar and the Song of Songs: Communion and Community — 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. This retreat will be directed by Fr. Alan Hartway, C.PP.S.

Nov. 1-2. Friday 6:30-9 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — The Art of Fishing: And Other Spiritual Lessons from Jesus, Peter and Friends — Discover the many spiritual lessons the disciples experienced firsthand and passed along in parables and stories. Directed by Fr. William Jarema.

Nov. 2, Saturday 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.Retreat for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors (in English) — Introduce your inquirers and sponsors to other people on the same journey from other parishes.

Nov. 9, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.A Day of Reflection for Lectors and Preachers (and listeners of the Word are invited, too!) — Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S, opens up the Gospel of Matthew which will be heard through the upcoming liturgical year. Mass readings are chosen in light of the Gospel for that day, so understanding the Gospel better, enhances our understanding of all the readings. (You don’t have to lector to attend.)

Sábado 23 de noviembre, 8:30 am a 2:30 pm Retiro para los interesados en RICA y sus padrinos (en español) — Presente a sus integrantes y padrinos a otros que están en el mismo camino en otras parroquias.

Details coming. Dec. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Human Family Reunion. An exercise in building bridges and toppling obstacles. — “Recognize our differences. Discover our likeness. Affirm our ties to the human family.”

Details coming. Dec. 14, Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.Jesus is coming! What should we expect? The Infancy Narratives in Matthew’s Gospel — A day of Advent prayer led by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S. Matthew’s infancy narrative is surprising because it does fit our usual expectations? Watch the website for details.

Summary of upcoming events:

Sept. 19 — The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
Sept. 20-22 — Three-day directed retreat
Sept. 22 — Celebrate the Fall Equinox: Abundant Harvest
Sept 27 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
Sept 29 — Art and Spirituality
Oct 25 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
October 26-27 — St. Gaspar and the Song of Songs
Nov 2 — RCIA Retreat for candidates and sponsors (English)
Nov 21 — Circle of Understanding
Nov 22 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
Nov 23 – RCIA Retreat for candidates and sponsors (Spanish)
Dec 1 — Interfaith Reconciliation Day
Dec 3 — Holiday Grief Support Group
Dec. 10 — Human Family Reunion
Dec 14 — Advent Day of Reflection
Dec 20 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
Dec 21 — Winter Solstice Celebration
Jan-March, 2020 — Choice Wines: For Couples
Feb 20, 2020 — Circle of Understanding
Feb. 29 — Universal Christ – Study Fr. Richard Rohr’s latest book.
March 27-29, 2020 — Three-day directed retreat
June 26-28, 2020 — Three-day directed retreat
Sept. 11-13, 2020 — Three-day directed retreat

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  • Houses of Hospitality
  • Restorative Programs
  • Reconciliation Labyrinth
  • Gardens and Nature Trail
  • Spiritual Direction Available Upon Appointment
  • Overnight Options Available
  • Visiting Wildlife
  • Tranquil Setting/Centrally located near downtown KCMO

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