2013 C.PP.S. news

Trotwood Chamber of Commerce recognizes congregation
The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce named The Sisters of the Precious Blood the 2013 Large Business of the Year at a November 7 banquet at Friendship Village in Trotwood.

Three new members join vocations committee
As a high school student, Eillien Mendez wanted to become a nun. She was considering religious life, but her direction changed when a Sister at her school noticed in Mendez a stronger desire to become a mom.

Precious Blood Sisters celebrate milestone anniversaries in religious life
A substance abuse therapist, a formation director, a former pastoral associate and three former teachers are celebrating milestone jubilees of entrance to the Sisters of the Precious Blood in 2013.

Precious Blood Sisters award nearly $500,000 in grants
The Sisters of the Precious Blood have awarded $499,884 in grants to 63 social service agencies, schools and social programs from the congregation’s Maria Anna Brunner (MAB) Grant Fund. The grants will support projects in 2013.

Salem Heights Sisters celebrate milestone jubilees
Pentecost Sunday was particularly special at Salem Heights on May 19 as the Precious Blood Sisters who live there or in Dayton celebrated milestone jubilees with a luncheon, Mass and reception.

Sisters raise awareness of environmental issues
Read about our efforts in raising environmental awareness in the latest Ecology Bulletin.

Sisters interact with young women at Martha Dinner
There was plenty of socialization and laughs at St. Denis Parish on April 8 as Sisters from nearly a dozen women religious communities met with single women to discuss vocations to religious life at a Martha Dinner.

Program introduces Mother Teresa students to vocations
Sometimes faith in action starts early. That’s the premise behind a program at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School to introduce students to religious vocations and teach them more about religious life. Students from fifth through eighth grades will have the opportunity to discuss religious vocations and meet with men and women religious during quarterly events at the school. The effort is directed by Precious Blood Sister Anne Schulz, the school’s principal, and religion teacher Dacia Daniels.

Precious Blood Sisters pray for new Pope Francis
The Sisters of the Precious Blood reacted to the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio with words of encouragement for the new pontiff.

Annual memorial prayer service held at Salem Heights
About 40 people attended a Jan. 12 memorial prayer service at Salem Heights to remember those killed by violence in Dayton, Harrison Township and Trotwood.

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