Our current Pastor, Fr. Benjamin Berinti, C.PP.S., is a member of the religious congregation Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood, Cincinnati Province.
Missionaries of the Precious Blood is an international congregation serving in 19 countries around the world and is composed of priests and brothers who share a commitment to reach out to those who are lost or forsaken. They are encouraged to dream new dreams, following God’s call in the tradition of their founder St. Gaspar del Bufalo to serve the people of God in ways that will invigorate God’s Church. Our priests and brothers live as a family and find in each other the support and friendship that sustains them in their ministries.
Precious Blood priests take great joy in celebrating the sacraments and in serving God’s people in a variety of ministries which include, but are not limited to: pastors, preachers, teachers, reconcilers, authors, retreat leaders, and chaplains.
Precious Blood brothers serve the people of God as teachers, preachers, artists, chaplains, vocation ministers, musicians and sacristans, to name a few. They serve in parishes, schools, and hospitals or wherever God calls them.
Missionaries of the Precious Blood also share their spirituality and community life with lay associates called Companions. Companions are committed to understanding the history, mission and spirituality of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and are united with the Missionaries in their ministries and prayer life. Today, there are nearly 500 Companions in the Cincinnati and Kansas City Provinces.
No matter where and how they serve, Precious Blood priests and brothers are missionaries. They also live as one with the people they serve. “We’re just folks,” said our Moderator General, Fr. Bill Nordenbrock, C.PP.S. “There’s a humanness to us. Our becoming priests or brothers does not remove us from the world. We have a very ordinary way of being present to the people.”
For more information about St. Gaspar and the Missionaries of the Most Precious Blood http://cpps-preciousblood.org