Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

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The North Central Windsor Catholic Family of Parishes

Please read the newsletter posted below regarding the newly formed Family of Parishes and adjusted Mass times. Please note that the new weekday and weekend Mass schedules will begin Saturday, July 6th and Sunday, July 7th, 2019.

Newsletter: The North Central Windsor Catholic Family of Parishes

New Weekend Mass Schedule for North Central Windsor Catholic Family of Parishes starting the weekend of July 6th/7th, 2019

Saturday Masses
5:00 pm - Most Precious Blood
5:00 pm - Our Lady of Guadalupe

Sunday Masses
9:30 am - St. Theresa
10:00 am - Our Lady of Guadalupe
11:00 am - Most Precious Blood
11:30 am - Sts. Cyril & Methodius
12:30 pm - San Juan Diego (at Our Lady of Guadalupe)
6:00 pm - St. Theresa

 
Youth Dance

June 21st from 7pm - 10pm. Doors open at 6:50 - no early entry. $5 entrance fee. The dance is open to students from grades 5 - 8.

Parents will need to fill out this REGISTRATION FORM.
 
Family of Parishes Launch Family Event

Save the Date for our upcoming North Central Windsor Catholic Family of Parishes Launch Family Event

When: Saturday, July 6th
Time: 6:30pmm - 11pm(ish)
Where: Most Precious Blood Church site (loads of parking and space available)
What: BBQ, ice cream, entertainment, a family movie at dusk, popcorn and more!
Why: To bring us together as a parish family, to get to know each other and have fun!

RSVP's will be in the church pews
         
High School Graduate Family Celebration

If your child will be graduating High School this year (June 2019), Most Precious Blood would like to celebrate with you and your family. Sunday, June 30th you high school graduate will receive a special blessing at mass and then following mass we will have a luncheon for your whole family. We will have some testimonies from University and College students on their transition to post-secondary education and what your graduate could expect. Please let Christine know if your family will be attending, by sending her an email at ccoyle@dol.ca. Also, we will be awarding the "Jeff Martyniuk Scholarship" at that time.
             
Quebec Shrine

There is a pilgrimage to three of the Quebec Shrines on August 19-23, 2019. Please contact Lana for more information at 519-969-2055.
                         
Summer Vacation Bible Camp - JOY

This summer's bible camp theme is JOY. The week of bible camp is July 22-26 and is a full day camp. The camp is open to children between the ages of 6-11 years old. Registration forms wll be availbale in the church office and are posted below. Forms will always be dropped off at the schools we minister to (St. Theresa of Calcutta and St. Anne French Immersion). The cost for the week of camp is $85. Families with 2 or more children pay $85 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. If you have any questions or would like to reserve a spot for your child please email Chrisine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

Summer Bible Camp Registration Form

 
     
Steubenville High School Conference

We only have a few more spots left open for this summer's teen conference in Toronto on the weekend of July 12-14. The conference is open to students heading into grade 9 to graduating from High School. Spots are limited. If you would like your teen to go, please email Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca. Our parish has only 25 spots. The cost of the trip is $350. We will be doing some fundraising to help cover most of the trip.
 
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.
 
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.