Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

Parish News

Theology of the Body: Discovering God's Plan for Love & Life
Middle School Edition - Grades 6, 7 & 8


Middle school students are in an often confusing time of quest and discovery, especially with issues concerning their bodies, their sexuality and their future. There are countless sources - from media, to peers, to the internet - ready to provide answers.

Using a great mix of stories, real life examples, activities, prayers, and references to the culture that teens understand, the Theology of the Body - Middle School Sessions answers the questions middle school students have about their own bodies, issues on sexual morality, and how they were uniquely created for goodness.

Theology of the Body fr Teens: Middle School Edition is an exciting and dynamic program, being offered to middle school students here at Most Precious Blood Parish on Monday evening in January (January 22nd is the first session) for 6 weeks from 7-8:30pm and a retreat day. The cost for this program is $50 (includes a work booklet and snacks). If you need assistance with the cost of the program please let Christine know and we will work something out. This program will give students the answers and the tools they need to successfully and safely navigate through life. Contact Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca for more information. Registrations forms are available here or click here to access the form.

Click here for the brochure.

 

First Confession/First Communion Save the Date

First Confession/First Communion Registration
If your child  is in at least grade 2 or up, they are ready to start preparing to make their First Communion & First Confession in 2018! Here are the dates to mark on your calendar:

Registraion - Weekend of January 13/14 and January 20/21 right after Mass in the hall.

Come to Mass and then head to the church hall for registration - Mrs. Coyle and/or one of her sacamental team members will be there to help with the registration process. Registration forms will be given out at school the first week back from the holiday, at the time of registration. or click here to access the registration form online.

First Family Information Gathering
Thursday, January 25th 2018 at the church 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
All children who are planning to make their sacraments will be receiving their first lesson this evening!

At any time you have questions or concerns, please email Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

We are looking forward to journeying with you and your family during this special time in your child's faith journey.

 

Coffee House

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th at 1:30 pm for a viewing of the movie Euthanasia Deception. A one hour documentary featuring powerful testimonies from Belgium and beyond of lives devastated by the false ideology of "mercy killing".

 

Knights of Columbus Pig Roast

The annual Knights of Columbus Pig Roast is Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Tickets will be on sale after all Masses the weekend of January 20-21, and in the office during the week. Pork and chicken are available for $18.00.

 

CWL Valentine's Bash with Elvis

Who: "Three Generations of Elvis" (Norm Ackland Jr. & Family)
Where: Most Precious Blood Parish Hall
When: Saturday, February 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 10 pm
Cost: $20

Pizza & pop served at 6:30 pm - Alcohol-free event
Pop will be for sale during the show

Tickets on sale in the office during the week or after the weekend Masses in the hall. Get your tickets early as there are limited seats available. Proceeds to benefit the homeless in our community.

 

Free Family Skate in February

Mark your calendars on Monday, February 19th (Family Day Holiday). From 11:30am - 1pm, our parish has booked ice time at Tecumseh Arena for a free family skate. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Make sure you have skates, and the little ones should wear a helmet. It is sure to be a great time together!

 

Family Alpha

The Alpha program is coming back to Most Precious Blood. We will be starting up a "Family Alpha" where teens and adults can share in this life changing program beginning the Friday after Easter (Alpha is 8 sessions with a retreat day). The sessions will take place Friday nights from 6-8:30 pm. These sessiosn are for those who are questioning their faith, thos needing a faith-lift, for those who have no faith...for everyone! We are encouraging teens and their parents to journey together with Alpha. Promotion and sign up for these sessions will be in full force by the end of January 2018. If you know you and your teen would like to participate in Alpha please email Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca.
 
Steubenville Conference - Toronto 
Summer 2018


Our parish has 20 spots available for this summer's High School Conference in Toronto. We will be going with youth ministry groups from our Diocese. The date for thiccoyle@dol.cas amazing conference is July 13-15, 2018. The cost will be approximately $350 for the weekend, which includes transportation, accommodations, food, conference fee and a t-shirt. We will be doing a few fundraisers to help with the cost. This event is open to students going into grade 9 through graduating grade 12. To hold a spot for your teen, please fill out an intent to register form and provide the $50 deposit. Please email Christine if you have any questions at ccoyle@dol.ca.
 
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Do you know of someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? The RCIA process is a journey of faith discovery. Each week, participants learn an aspect of our Catholic faith and are given the tools to discern how God is working in their lives. This year, we will have a shared group of 5 Parishes participating together that will start October 11th and will be taking place here at Most Precious Blood Parish on Wednesdays from 7 pm - 9 pm. Individuals from Most Precious Blood, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Parish of the Atonement, St. John Vianney and St. Theresa will enable people to journey together, ask questions, pray and understand more about our faith. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Father Greg to set up an appointment and to begin the process.

 

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, Father Greg calls the children forward at the beginning of mass and the children return shortly after the homily.
 
  
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.