Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church

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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.

 

Alpha - Falls Session

We will be starting a new Alpha program in the fall/winter months. After running the Alpha this past spring there will be a couple of changes. We will need to have a registration process and once registration is closed we will not be able to add people and these people will be put on a waiting list for our next Alpha in the spring. This helps with food, and with the flow of the program. To get the most of Alpha people are encouraged to accomplish the whole program, from start to finish. If you have any questions please contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca. Dates/times and registration information will be available starting in September.

Alpha Team Meeting for the Fall Session

We will be having an Alpha team meeting on Monday, September 17th from 7:30pm - 8:30pm. If you have taken the Alpha course and feel like being on the team and this would be something you are interested in please come to the gathering on the 17th. If you have questions please contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

 

Youth Disciples/Leadership

If you have a teen that needs community service hours or would like to be a part of a Catholic faith group for teens and young adults please tell them about our upcoming Disciples for Jesus gathering on Monday, September 17th from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm. If you have any questions please contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

 

The Sacrament of Confirmation

If you child will be going into grade 8 and would like to prepare for this Sacrament here at Most Precious Blood, mark your calendar for our Confirmation Open House on Wednesday, September 19th from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

 

Feast Day Mass for Our Lady of La Salette

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Where: Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo Rd., Windsor
Time: Devotions and Hymns - 5:00 pm, Mass at 6:00 pm

Please come and join us in this beautiful celebration.

 

Teens for Christ Retreat

There is a youth camp for young people ages 12-21 years of age the weekend of September 21-23rd in Merlin, Ontario. The weekend will consist of talks, sharing and fun-filled activities utilizing the talents and skills of the participants. If you would like your teen/young adult to attend this retreat please let Christine know. Forms are available in the office, or you can email Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

 

Clothing Drive

The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in our parking lot the weekend of September 22/23. Please bring your gently used clothing to any of the Masses that weekend.

 

Youth Ministry News - "Keep Connected"

"Keep Connected" is a new program out Diocese Youth & Family Office is offering parishes. It is for tweens/younger teens and their parents. Its main focus is on how to keep the lines of communication open between parents and their growing children. There will be discussion on social media. This program is being held here on Monday nights, from October 15 - November 19 from 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm. It begins with a meal for your whole family. After dinner the younger children will go into the child care area. The 10-14 year olds and parents will separate into their portion of the night where they will discuss one of the the Developmental Assets that this program is based on. After some time apart the parents and youth will come together and have a facilitated time to review what they learned and plan for implementation in their unique situations. If you would like to sign up for these sessions please go to www.dol.ca/keep-connected. The session cost per family is $25. There is a limit of 20 families for this program, so sign up soon. If you have more questions, please contact Christine at ccoyle@dol.ca.

 

Our Lady of LaSalette Shrines

Pilgrimage to Our Lady of LaSalette Shrines in Attleboro, MA and Enfield NH; also Monks of the Weston Priory in Vermont, September 14-20. Cost is $2000 cdn. Led by Deacon Reg Quesnel, call 226-260-4416 or attend an information meeting August 27th at 1:00 pm at the Gino & Liz Marcus Complex on Drouillard Rd.

 

CWL Bazaar

Thinking of a Fall cleanup? The Catholic Women's League will be holding their Bazaar on November 3rd and would appreciate any items you have for all the booths. For Grannies Attic, the articles must be clean and very gently used. We cannot accept furniture, electric appliances, clothes or shoes, purses, etc. The Golden Hands booth would appreciate handmade articles only. Please do not bring items to the church before November 1st as storage is limited. We thank you for your participation in this funsraiser for our charities.

 

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.