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

The new weekday Mass schedule begins July 9th

Tuesday - 7:00 pm at St. Theresa
Wednesday - 9:30 at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Thursday - 8:30 am at Most Precious Blood
                   9:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe with Adoration
Friday - 8:30 am at Most Precious Blood

Confession
Saturday - 11:00 am at Most Precious Blood and Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tuesday - 6:00 pm at St Theresa

Announcement
St. Theresa's Parish has been blessed for many years with American Sign Language being made available to parishioners in need with the interpretation of the Gospel, homily and Mass. With the changes in Mass times beginning the weekend of July 6th/7th, this ministry will be moving to Most Precious Blood every Sunday at the 11:00 am Mass.

 
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 Thursday evenings this fall  until Easter 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.
 
Confirmation Open House

Attention all families from Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Most Precious Blood, Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Juan Diego and St. Theresa's with children going into grade 8 or older who have missed the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation Open House, Thursday, September 19th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Most Precious Blood Church Site. Registration forms will be given out at Corpus Christi Middle School and St. Anne's French Immersion. If your child goes to another school, forms will be available online in September or at the Open House. The open house is for both the child to be confirmed and for the parents. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.
 

Faith Formation Programs in the Fall/Winter

Times and dates coming in the weeks ahead!

Alpha (11 week program with a retreat)
Unlocking the Mystery Bible Study or Encounter Youth Bible Study (8 week program)
Edward Sri's - Mary: A Bible Walk with our Blessed Mother (Advent/Christmas Season)

If you would like to get involved in any of these programs please contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca and she will put you on the contact list.

 
Our Lady of Guadalupe Fundraiser

New Hall and parking lot fundraising dinner on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at the Riverside Sportsmen Club. Entertainment and a silent auction! More details to come.
 
Windsor Light Opera

Anyone interested in going to see "Matilda" on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 pm? Call Brigitte McFadden at 519-948-5466 to reserve your seat. Seniors $25. Youth $18 (12 and under). Money must be in by August 25th.
                                       
Thinking about Separation or Divorce?

Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.

For confidential information about or to register for the August program call 1-800-705-6356 or email 1015@retrouvaille.org or visit the website at www.retrouvaillewindsor.com.
 
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan
April 16 - 28, 2020


Do you want to Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus? Join Fr. David and Deacon Morgan Treacy as we journey through the land where Jesus lived, preached and ministered. Mass will be offered daily. We will journey to Nazareth, walk the shores of the Sea of Galilee, as well as visit many important sites in and around Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Petra. An information session will be held July 14th at Most Precious Blood at 1:00 pm. For further information please contact George Cife at 519-639-4971 or by email at travelmerchant@quadro.net.
   
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.

 

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 (September - June)

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 (September to June)
 
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: Sunday Friends if not offered during July and August
 
  
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.