In recognition of the 225th anniversary of the first Catholic diocese in the United States, Leo McWatkins Films (LMW) will license 225 parishes across the United States to host Spiritual Events that including a public screening of the film The Blood & The Rose, with the following special program features:
License Fee: $525
Host parish will retain all of the proceeds from event admission fees (left to the organizer’s discretion, parishes have historically charged $10 - $15)
LMW will provide merchandise for sale at the event (DVD’s, books, faith formation materials, etc.) with parish retaining 20% of gross sales
Throughout the 225 program (May 1 – December 31, 2014) Leo McWatkins Films will provide at no cost videos for use during the event that include insightful, inspirational reflections given by:
Fr. Leo Patalinghung
Mariologist, EWTN host, and co-founder of Grace Before Meals
Fr. Stephen Roth
Associate Pastor – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Baltimore
LMW will make The Blood & The Rose faith formation materials available to host parishes at a 20% discount for the remainder of the year.
"I heartily recommend The Blood & The Rose Spiritual Events… Not only did these events [in the Diocese of Colorado Springs] serve to reinvigorate the faith of the local community, inspiring a new generation of ‘messenger eagles’ to go forth to re-evangelize the culture, it also allowed us to raise much needed funds for Project Rachel. "
Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan
Bishop of Colorado Springs
" The Blood & The Rose Spiritual Event went great, we received nothing but positive feedback, every single showing was well attended and the audience was very thoroughly engaged. We had a large number of people stop us after the showing to thank us for hosting such a great movie. We sold out all of the DVDs we had ordered. We may be placing an order for more DVDs in the next few weeks. Overall it was a great experience for me and our staff to support this movie and watch so many people share in the experience. "
Andrew B. Gilliland
Director of Parish Administration, St Anne Parish Gilbert, AZ