Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

Parish News

 
Valentine's Youth Dance

Our next youth dance is scheduled for Friday, February 22nd from 7-10pm for anyone in grades 5 through 8. Cost is $5 at the door and snacks are extra.
 
"Encounter" (Youth Bible Study)

We invite youth in grades 6 & up to the Encounter Bible Study held on Monday evenings from 6:30-8pm. There are 8 sessions. The first night is Monday, January 21st. This bible studies open up the bible through engaging videos, thought provoking questions and lively small group discussions. The cost for the workbook is $25. You will get your workbook on the first night. Space is limited for both bible studies; therefore reserve your spot by emailing Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca.

Spots are still available. Contact Christine Coyle at ccoyle@dol.ca for more information.

"Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible (Adult Bible Study)

Thank you for all those who have signed up for the adult bible study, "Unlocking the Mystery", the class is full. We will have another session, please continue to check the bulletin for the next bible study.
       
Family Day Free Skate

Save the date for Most Precious Blood's 3rd Annual Family Day Skate at Tecumseh Arena on Monday, February 18th from 1:30-3pm. This skate is open to all families and friends...and it's FREE. Make sure little ones have a helmet. Looking forward to another fun outing!
 
Kindergarten Registration

Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Kindergarten Registration is Tuesday, February 19th to Friday, March 1st. You are invited to attend an Open House/Evening Registration at your local Catholic School on Wednesday, February 20th from 5-7pm. Requirements are birth certificate, baptismal certificate, health card and immunization record. For junior kindergarten children must be 4 years of age by December 31, 2019 and senior kindergarten children must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2019.
 
World Date of Prayer 2019

Save the date Friday, March 1st at 3pm for World Day of Prayer 2019 at St. John Vianney Parish. Service written by the World Day of Prayer Committee in Slovenia. All are welcome.
 
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.
 
Retrouvaille

You Can Help Your Marriage - Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or anger at each other? Do you argue...or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talkign about it onlu make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples though difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about the program, or to register for the February prgram beginning with a weekend on February 1-3, please phone 519-243-0687, email retrouvaillelondonstthomas@gmail.com or visit www.helpourmarriage.com.
 
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.
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 is the next Alpha running? After Easter on Thursday evenings (6:15-8pm)
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.

 

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.

 

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: This program is structured for children between the ages of 4-7 years. Parents can drop their child off in the church hall before mass begins. The children will no longer be forward during Mass. Thank you for your cooperation with this change.
 
  
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.