Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

Parish News

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Palm Sunday, April 14th

Regular Saturday and Sunday Mass Times

Holy Thursday Mass, April 18th
7:00 pm followed by Adoration until 10:00 pm

Good Friday
11:00 am Children's Passion Good Friday Service
3:00 pm Solemn Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), April 20th
7:00 pm
Please note: There will be no 5:00 pm Mass

Easter Sunday, April 21st
9:30 am Mass
11:30 am Mass
 
Youth Ministry News
Jeff Martyniuk Scholarship


We have a new scholarship that has been designed to assist a grade 12 student to help them continue with their post-secondary studies. It is available for a student who may have struggled because of financial and/or personal challenges and this limited their ability to concentrate fully on their studies. The benefactor will be a person that can provide evidence of how they have overcome adversity and have worked to the best of their ability throughout their high school journey. Please see Christine for details and the criteria form.

The criteria to apply for this scholarship are:
  • One page essay addressing why you are an appropriate candidate
  • Most recent high school transcripts, school report and community service hours
  • 2 letters of recommendation

The above is due Friday, May 31st, 2019 by 4pm at the church office, made attention to "The Jeff Martyniuk Scholarship Committee."
 

     
Beloved Retreat - Save the Date

Once again our parish is preparing for the "Beloved" Retreat experience on the weekend of May 31st - June 2nd. We ask you, our parishioners, to please pray that the Holy Spirit work powerfully in and through the retreat. The Retreat will be held at the beautiful Holy Family Retreat Centre on Lake Erie. Whether you need a deepening of your faith, looking for a profound experience  of Christ or you have a family member who has left the faith and would benefit from this retreat, the experience brings God's grace, healing and profound love to all who participate.
   
World Youth Walking Day Pilgrimage

The Diocese of London/Vocations Office and the Parish of Families is hosting a first eveer "World Youth Day Walking Pilgrimage". This is a response to many who could not make this year's World Youth Day in Panama. The date of this event is Satuday, April 27th. We will begin at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish at 11:30am, walk to STS, Cyril & Methodius, St. Theresa and conclude with Mass, dinner and evening of praise here at Most Precious Blood. To find more information and register contact with Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca or Father Patrick Beneteau at vocations@dol.ca.

This is for youth families and parishioners of all ages. It is a great opportunity to celebrate World Youth Day locally!
 
Pilgrimage to Ireland

The Legacy of St. Patrick - Pilgrimage to Ireland is September 23 - October 2, 2019.

As you enjoy a 10 day tour to the Emerald Isle, you will experience the history, culture and faith of Ireland that come through the missionary efforts of St. Patrick in the 5th century. This pilgrimage includes visits to many historical churches as well as a visit to Knock, where in 1879, Mary appeared to 15 townspeople. In addition to your Irish Guide, as part of this pilgrimage, Fr. David Johnston and Fr. John Pirt will be offering daily Mass. Cost is $2639 per person (based on twin) - airfare extra. For further information, contact Cheryl Johnston (not related to Fr. David) at 519-354-6040 or 1-877-735-5633 ext 6225.
                         
Summer Vacation Bible Camp

Save the date for the most popular bible camp here in Windsor! The week of camp will be July 15-19, 2019. Bible camp is open to children ages 6-11 years of age. Information will be sent out to our schools in May 2019.
 
The New Evangelization Summit 2019

When:
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Time : Doors open at 8:15am. Summit begins at 8:45am-4:30pm (light breakfast and lunch will be served)
Where: Most Precious Blood Parish is the Host Site for this year's Summit
Who: 18 years and older
Cost: No Charge
Tickets: Available at www.newevangelization.ca

On May 4th, join thousands of Catholics from around the world at the premier conference on the New Evangelization. The event will be held live in Ottawa and webcast to host sites across Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. We are so excited to let you know Most Precious Blood is a Host site for the summit. This year's summit features world-class Catholic speakers: Fr. James Mallon, Michael Dopp, Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, Michaell Moran, Fr. Jon Bielawski, and Michele Thompson. The summit has been designed to inspire Catholics and help them live our their personal call to evangelize. Most Precious Blood is incredibly excited to be a host site. This year, the summit is FREE for all attendees! Be inspired, receive formation and connect with other Catholics.

Register now at www.newevangelization.ca to get your ticket.

A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Seating is limited. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.
   
Steubenville High School Conference

We are heading to Toronto afain for the much anticipated High School Conference the weekend of July 12-14. The conference is open to students heading into grade 9 to graduating from High School. Spots are limited. Registration will happen later on in the new year but, if you would like your teen to go, please email Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca.
 
Alpha

What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Dinner, talk, discussion, new friendships.
Who's it for? Alpha is for anyone who's curious. Each session looks a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There's no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it's just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life's big questions together. We will have the youth series running along with the adult series to reach a wider age group.
How does it work? Alpha is typically 8-10 sessions with a weekend or day away in the middle. Each session includes food, a short talk and discussion where you can share your thoughts and ask questions.
How much is it? Free
When: Thursday evenings beginning on Thursday, April 25th until June 27th, 2019
Time: 6:15-8:15pm (dinner served at 6:30pm)
Can I put my name down to register now? Yes! Email Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Are you, or someone you know thinking about entering into full communion in the Catholic Church? Perhaps this summer you will come across a friend or family member who has questions about our Catholic faith. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a sacramental process in which inquirers can come to learn more about our faith, and candidates are fully initiated into the Catholic Church. We will begin meeting on Wednesday evenings this fall from 7-9pm at Most Precious Blood Church. You are most welcome to be a part of this wonderful faith journey with us. We will be praying for you as you continue to discern God's call for your life. For more information, please contact Father David at 519-948-4133 extension 7.

 

Rosary
 

The recitation of the rosary will now be prayed Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s at 8:00 a.m. here at Most Precious Blood Church.(This will only take place when there is an 8:30 a.m. Mass)

Please note: If for any reason the weekday Wednesday- Friday Mass is cancelled, there will be no rosary.

Thank you to the many volunteers that have come forth to be leaders for this special devotion.

May Our Blessed Mother continue to Bless our wonderful Parish!

 

Girl Guides Of Canada Sparks Age 5-6

The 81st Windsor Spark Unit, Girl Guides of Canada, are looking for girls that are in S.K. and grade 1 that are interested in fun, friendship, field trips, crafts etc. We meet in the MPB church hall Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 am (September - June).
 

You can call Cathy Lamoureux for more information 519-790-9340 or register on the Girl Guide website www.girlguides.ca

 

Madonna House

Are you looking for a place of peace and solitude? A time away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life?  Call or drop by Madonna House, a House of Prayer and Hospitality. We have been here in Windsor on Benjamin for 32 years. Madonna House founded by Catherine Doherty. Call 519-252-9236.

 

Hospice - Wanted: Compassionate and Caring Volunteers

For the past 35 years, the Hospice team of health care professionals and volunteers has helped people and their families facing life ? altering illness. We offer free emotional, spiritual and physical support from the point of diagnosis on.

We need your help. The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. is looking for volunteers to provide support to our patients. We currently have openings for volunteers in the following areas of patient care: Italian speaking volunteers, volunteer drivers, volunteers to do friendly visiting and/or respite visiting in the client’s home. All volunteers are required to complete orientation, screening and training requirements as set out by the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Inc. If you would like a chance to make a difference in the lives of people who live in your community contact us at 519-974-7100.

 

Social Justice

The social justice committee is back with fresh energy, and looking for new members.  Does this speak to you? Contact Freda Jones at 519-915-3832 or Fredajones55@aol.com

 

Pregnant and Alone?

There is hope. You do not have to do this alone. We are a residence for women in crisis related to an unplanned pregnancy. We are here to listen, as you explore your options, reflect on your values, and empower you to live accordingly. Call anytime Our Lady of Guadalupe Home. Hope for moms and babies at 519-962-4861. www.ologhome.com

 
   
Everyone is invited to come and pray the devotion to the Holy Face every Tuesaday at 6:30 p.m. We have trained volunteers to lead the devotion and for this we are blessed.
 
  
Come Pray With Us
Click here to find out about the many ways you can join us in prayer at Most Precious Blood.
 
Thanks be to God that there can never be too much prayer!
 
 
Sunday Friends
 
Every Sunday at our 11:15am mass children between the ages of 4-7 can participate in the Sunday Friends teaching session. During their time together, the children hear the gospel and participate in a fun activity or craft that bring the gospel message to life. The Sunday Friends sessions are lead by adults and peer helpers. There is no need to register your child for Sunday Friends.

Please note: We have decided to return to Father calling the children up forward at the beginning of Mass to participate in the Sunday Friends 11:15am program. Parents no longer have to drop their children off in the hall before going in to the church.
 
  
Most Precious Blood Facebook Page
If you have a Facebook account and haven’t “liked” our parish page yet, we would really encourage you to! If you “like” our Facebook page you will get updates on what is happening at the parish, plus other reminders, spiritual quotes & inspirational stuff. We are almost at 200 likes and it would be great to reach more people. This is a great way to reach out to more people!  Click here to access the MBP Facebook Page.
 
Youth Ministry Twitter Page
The twitter name is @ccoyle14.
Please follow us for youth ministry updates and other cool stuff.
 
   
Communion for the Homebound
 
If you are homebound, we are here to bring Eucharist to you. Simply call the office at 519-948-4133 and let us know. Also, if anyone would like to become part of this ministry, or have any questions, please call Sister Linda anytime.
 
    

Vocations

If you are discerning a call to Priesthood, permanent deaconate or religious life, please contact Father Greg at the parish office at 519-948-4133.