October 19 will see our great nation return to the polls once again to elect a new federal government. For those of us who are Canadian citizens we have not only the opportunity and the privilege of voting, but also a responsibility and moral obligation. As Catholics, we believe it is our duty to participate in the democratic process by informing ourselves about the candidates, the issues and where our faith stands with regard to them, and then to vote according to our properly formed conscience. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops provides a guide for voters that can be found here.
We are pleased to see our community responding to the "PROJECT HOPE" initiative! To date we've collected over $2000 in individual donations. On the weekend of October 31/November 1 we will hold a special collection for this initiative. Let us all join together as a community to aid our brothers and sisters who are fleeing persecution in these war torn nations. Together as a community we can make a real difference in their lives. Click on the title of this post to find out more information about "Project Hope."
Did you know that we have a new and modern way to donate? Many of us already pay most of our bills electronically by pre-authorizing the transactions, well, now you can support Precious Blood Parish that way too! Pre-Authorized Giving or PAG for short is a wonderful way to support our parish community. Go to our news/events page to find out more details and sign-up today!