The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Monday, September 30, 2002
A Full Plate

Things I do these days:

-I am Director of Formation for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood here in Chicago
-I am the priest for Retrouvaille communities in Oakland, CA and Fort Wayne, IN, and this year will be helping out in a couple more cities.
-I am the Priest on the Deputy International Coordinating Team for Retrouvaille International.
-I write articles for “Precious Blood Family”
-I am the editor of “Cup and Cross”
-I am on the Provincial Council for the Pacific Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.
-I am the Provincial Secretary
-I represent the Province on the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) of the Precious Blood Leadership Conference. (PBLC)
-I represent the Province on the Planning Board for the Precious Blood Congress in 2005.
-I help out at Calvert House, the Catholic Campus Ministry of the University of Chicago
-There are a couple of things I am forgetting.

And none of this really describes who I am or what I do. I love to sing. Apparently Sr. Lois, C.PP.S. appreciated the way I sang the Eucharist at Sr. Joni’s recent Final vows. So Sr. Lois sent me the nicest note. It is still affirming now, days after I read it. She wants me to come back to O’Fallon and preside at the Mass when she and Sr. Hubert celebrate their 50th anniversary. On of the things I have to remember when I am doing all that stuff listed above, is that God is really in control of the harvest, and will do through me things that I am barely aware of. Thanks Sr. Lois. I look forward to meeting you this next month when we have an HRI meeting back in O’Fallon.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 10:49 PM link
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Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ

I have used this wonderful quote from Jerome often in my preaching and teaching of the Word.

C3. The Society dedicates itself to the service of the Church through the apostolic and missionary activity of the ministry of the word.

from our Normative Texts

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 6:41 PM link
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