Precious Blood Preachers
Precious Blood Preachers

The following biographies give a little information about some of our preachers. Parishes are free to use this informaion in their publicity for the missions. More information will be added as it is submitted by the various preachers.

Sr. Regina Albers, C.PP.S.

Sr. Regina is a Sister of the Precious Blood of Dayton, OH. She has served in a variety of ministries including in the missions in Chile. She currently ministers at Maria Stein Center, Maria Stein, OH, where see serves as curator of the museum, among other things. Sr. Regina is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Mrs. Gretchen Bailey

Gretchen is a Companion of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, teaches at a high school in Oakland, CA and is active in her parish in Alameda, CA. Gretchen is preaches in both English and Spanish.

Mr. Gerald Bowers

Gerry is an Amici and Companion of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Cincinnati Province) from Cleveland, OH. He is the husband of Mary Ann Bowers, who also preaches with Precious Blood Parish Missions. At one time, Gerry served in our mission in Chile and preaches in both English and Spanish.

Mrs. Mary Ann Bowers

Mary Ann is a Companion of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Cincinnati Province) and lives and works in Cleveland, OH. She is married to Jerry Bowers, who also preaches with Precious Blood Parish Missions.

Rev. Keith Branson, C.PP.S.

Fr. Keith was definitively incorporated in 1999 ordained in 2000 as a priest in the Kansas City Province of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has served as a church musician, associate pastor, director of the Rensselaer Program of Church Music. Keith is currently pastor of St. Ann Parish in Warsaw, MO.

Click picture to ZOOMRev. Dennis Chriszt, C.PP.S.
Fr. Dennis is pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been a Missionary of the Precious Blood since 1978, and a priest since 1982. He spent the first eleven years of his priesthood as an associate pastor, then served his community as director of formation and then director of vocation ministry. He currently is the executive director of Precious Blood Parish Ministries. He holds a Doctor of Ministry with a concentration in Liturgy from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and is the author of two books: Creating an Effective Mystagogy: A Handbook for Catechumenate Leaders, (Resourse Publications Inc., 2000)   The 50 Days of Joy: Easter Season Reflections for New Catholics (World Library Publication, Inc., 2007)

The 50 Days of Joy: Easter Reflections for New Catholics is a collection of reflections designed for those who have been baptized or received into the Catholic Church at Easter. Taking its cue from the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, this book will truly enable new Catholics to deepen their grasp of the paschal mystery. The book draws on the Churchís ancient model of mystagogy by helping the reader to reflect deeply on the celebration of the sacraments of initiation. You'll find reflections for each day of the Easter Octave as well as for all the Sundays of the Easter season, the Ascension of the Lord, and Pentecost.   It can be ordered by clicking on the image of the book's cover.

Sr. Ann Clark, C.PP.S.

Sr. Ann was born in Dayton, OH, the oldest of 6 girls. After attending grade school and high school in Dayton, she graduated from Wright State University, also in Dayton, with a BS in Elementary Education. She taught for 4 years and then felt called to religious life, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood. As a novice, she was privileged to spend 6 months with her Sisters ministering in Chile. After Novitiate, Sr. Ann returned to teaching for 3 years, then went to St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and received a Masters in Hispanic Ministry. She ministered in parishes in Denver; Somerton, Arizona; Casa Grande, Arizona and Tucson, Arizona for 15 years, and then returned to Dayton and continued in parish ministry. Her experience in parishes includes youth ministry, DRE, Pastoral Associate and Pastoral Administrator. She has worked with RCIA, ministry to returning Catholics, small church communities, bereavement, sacramental preparation, adult faith formation, liturgy and many other areas of parish life. She has been in religious life for 29 years, and counting.

Sr. Mary Catherine Clark, A.S.C.
Sr. Mary Catherine is an Adorer of the Blood of Christ and elected to the leadership team for the U.S. Region in her community (2006-2012). During most of Sisterís ministry experiences she has served as Director of Religious Education, Pastoral Associate or Parish Life Coordinator in southern Illinois and southern Missouri. She holds a bachelorís degree from St. Louis University and a masterís degree from Loyola University of Chicago.

Click picture to ZOOMSr. Barbara Croom, A.S.C.
Sr. Barbara has been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ since 1967. She has served as an elementary school teacher, worked in child care with deprived, dependent and englected children, and with adolescent girls. She served her community as a Provincial Counselor and has been a pastoral associate in the Bronx and now in Wichita, KS.

Rev. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S.

Fr. Steve was incorporated in 2002 and ordained a priest on May 20, 2006. He served as associate pastor at St. Agnes Parish, Los Angeles, CA until 2011, and is currently assisting our provincil leadership and begins serving as temporary administrator of St. Paul Parish in Dayton in January. Fr. Steve is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Rev. Timothy Guthridge, C.PP.S.

Fr. Tim was ordained in 1997. After serving as an associate pastor, he took some time off to study spirituality and spiritual direction. He currently serves as the associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church in St. Joseph, MO.

Click picture to ZOOMSr. Maria Hughes, A.S.C.
Sr. Maria has served the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in leadership and as director of novices. She has been a teacher and enjoys sharing stories of faith with others. She serves on the board of the Religious Formation Conference and is director of the Institute for Religious Formation at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, training those who will serve their communities as formation directors in the future.

Click picture to ZOOMSr. Angela Laquet, A.S.C.
Sr. Angela grew up in Belleville, Illinois. She was active in her parish and in the Belleville Teens Encounter Christ program. Her volunteer experiences and faith development led her to discern her call to the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. She made her vows in 1998. She is currently engaged in ministry as an Occupational Therapist for St. Vincent Memorial Hospital and Home Care in Taylorville, Illinois. She resides with four other Adorers of the Blood of Christ there. She feels very blessed to be engaged in the ministry of Precious Blood Parish Mission.

Click picture to ZOOMSr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S.
Sr. Donna is spiritual coordinator of the Glen at St. Joseph, a home for low-income single mothers and children. She served for twelve years as director of Mercy Manor, a residential facility in Dayton, OH for women being released from prison. She has also ministered as a teacher, principle, vocation director and campus minister.

Mr. Tony O'Malley
Tony O'Malley has been married to Debbie for 39 years and they live in Orlando, Florida. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and one on the way. Tony and Debbie have been Companions of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood since 1991. Tony retired from Lockheed Martin Corp. in January 2006 after 26 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University New Orleans. He has given workshops on numerous topics including evangelization, laity in the Church, and fathers seminars. He is currently the Liaison for the Diocese of Orlando with the Loyola Institute for Ministry Extension Program and is facilitating 2 learning groups in the program. He has also been very active in the Cursillo Movement holding positions on Diocesan, Regional and National Secretariat. Tony has been active in the Precious Blood Parish Missions since its inception in 2002.

Ms. Margaret Saliga
Margaret, a Whiting C.PP.S. Companion since 1997, attributes her leadership gifts to the fact that she is the oldest of 11 children. Margaret and her late husband, George, have 5 children, one of whom is a Dominican priest currently serving as chaplain at The Catholic College of Wyoming, and 12 grandchildren. Both Margaret and George gave years of leadership in the Charismatic Renewal at their St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Whiting, IN, where they both served on the parish council and were lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. They also enjoyed 25 years of singing with St. Johnís Choir as well as participating in St. Johnís Marian Theater productions. Margaret is a former St. John Jr. High English and Religion teacher. Presently she chairs the Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Enrichment Committee, providing a variety of Catholic Adult Education programs. She chairs the St. John Parish Liturgy Committee and the Engaged Couple Marriage Preparation Program. She also enjoys serving on the Cluster Peace and Social Justice Commission and coordinating the Whiting/Robertsdale bi-annual Interdenominational Prayer Services.

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