Since 2008 the Kansas City Province has sponsored the Precious Blood Volunteers program. The program offers volunteers the opportunity to live in community and minister together with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The mission of the program is “form lay Christians in Precious Blood spirituality by building community, walking with those who suffer, and seeking reconciliation in a divided world.” Tim Deveney, the current director, has announced that this year there will be six volunteers.
The volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, though a common theme that runs throughout their lives is a Catholic education. Each of them have been educated at Catholic schools. This year’s group also has an international character with one volunteer coming from Germany and one from Nigeria. Despite their varied backgrounds, each of them has a dedication to working with those on the margins and sees value in our Precious Blood spirituality.
The volunteers will work in a variety of ministries including St. James Place, the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Cristo Rey High School, and the KC Care Clinic. The volunteers with share community at Gaspar Mission House in Kansas City, the Formation House in Chicago, and with the Dayton Precious Blood Sisters in Chicago.
The individual profiles of the volunteers can be found on the webpage of the Precious Blood Volunteers.
For more information contact Tim Deveney.