Sponsoring Printing and Mailing of Our Newsletter

A Handmaid News, Newsletter

When we published and mailed our Christmas newsletter we announced the cessation of this hard copy bulk mailing due to the increased costs. A typical color printing and mail out ran about $1310 and we can expect higher rates as inflation continues and the economy worsens. We usually have 2 mailings per year. [Black and white is significantly less at …

75 YEARS! IT’S OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE KICKOFF!

Admin Diamond Jubilee

Many of our family, friends, benefactors, and supporters know that we were founded on May 25th, 1947 on the Feast of Pentecost. That means that beginning in 2022, we celebrate our 75th year since our foundation, our Diamond Jubilee! And we will be marking this milestone all year in thanksgiving for our Founder, Father Gerald Fitzgerald, sP, and for our …

CATCHING UP ON HOLY WEEK: AGAPE 2022

A Handmaid News

During the holiest week of the year, Holy Week, we have a special communal meal called the Agape. Agape is greek, ἀγάπη, for love. Specifically, it means the highest form of love. Hence it’s a perfect name for the meal in which Our Savior instituted the Priesthood and the Eucharist, the Last Supper, where he ‘loved them to the end’ …

ASPIRANT CHRISSY FEATURED IN IRL VIDEO

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News, Video

Our community, the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, is an affiliate member of the Institute on Religious Life (IRL). Their ministry is to support religious communities both active and contemplative, male and female. They are an excellent resource for those discerning their vocation and have expanded their apostolate to include the new venues of social media. In addition to their …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 Saint Dominic Holy Hour Today

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Saint Dominic’s Wednesday May 11th, 2022 at 7 pm.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating at these Parishes …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 Our Lady of Fatima Holy Hour Today

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Our Lady of Fatima Monday May 9th, 2022 at 7 pm.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022 St Therese of Liseaux Holy Hour Today

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

Special Holy Hour for Vocations today at Saint Therese of Lisieux Friday May 6th, 2022 at 9 am.   One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating …

World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2022

A Handmaid HPB Vocations, News

One can be a mother in many ways! It so happens that on Mother’s Day this year the Church celebrates another maternal aspect of motherhood, that of the spiritual and praying specifically for vocations.   The Diocese of Knoxville is participating at these Parishes from May 6th though May 12th. Meanwhile, in our cloister at the heart of the Church, …

Fiat Lux! Let There Be Light!

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

As an Easter gift, a benefactor made possible the night lighting of our gates, call box, and most especially the wooden Crosses now draped in white. It helps with security and visitors finding the call box but also allows the Cross to be seen at quite a distance even in the dark. Fiat Lux! Let There Be Light! We are …

Triduum

A Handmaid News, Priests Garden

The holiest days of the year, the Triduum, are upon us with much silence, solemnity, and prayer. And also a lot of preparations, cleaning, arranging, planning etc., to ensure we are ready to welcome the Risen King again on Easter Sunday. We share just a snap shot from Good Friday Outdoor Stations in the Mary Mother of Priests Garden and …