Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15th week in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Precious Blood Parish
Visit of Ottawa's Archbishop
Thanks Archbishop Terry for your visit to Precious Blood Parish on July 15.
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OUR NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AUGUST
SHALOM WORLD TV
is a family television network with a Catholic world view that imparts the peace of Christ. It offers high-definition, commercial-free, faith-filled, virtue and character building programs, communicating the truth, goodness, and beauty of life lived with Christ and His Church. SHALOM WORLD TV supports the evangelical efforts of the universal Catholic church. Programs inform, inspire and engage viewers of all ages and from all cultures around the world.
It is available through Apple TV (4th generation), Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, is on iOS and Android mobile apps, and is available online at www.shalomworldtv.org/live.
Prayer and Life Workshop at Precious Blood Parish
Opening Session: Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm
The Prayer and Life Workshops are a series of sessions where a participant learns to pray with different methods of deep prayer, step by step. At the same time, participants learn to transform their lives with the help of the Word. Sessions include various prayer methods such as prayerful reading, visual prayer, and contemplative prayer. The Workshops help us advance in the direction of integral reconciliation, and present the Gospel in a way so that we may profoundly embrace the peace and joy that we are meant to live. The Workshop sessions are held weekly and last about 2 hours each. Instruction is free and materials have a total cost of $15. At Precious Blood Parish, the opening session of the workshop will be Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Pre-registration is now open! For more information and to register online visit www.tovpil.ca/ontario. You may also call the parish office at 416-751-2661 or your Workshop Guides: Jorge Escalante at 416-271-1823 or Maria Doucet at 416-839-1232.
Pilgrimage to the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Join us at our National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs for a celebration that will include the Rosary, Mass with Cardinal Thomas Collins, and personal time to enjoy the Shrine grounds.
Canada's Catholic bishops have pulled together a coalition of Christians, Muslims, Jews and others to try to keep people from starving to death in four terrorism-and-war-torn nations – South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen.
Under the title "Pray-Give-Speak Out," the faith leaders are urging Canadians to help 20 million people threatened with starvation. The coalition has until June 30 to raise as much as it can in the #ZeroHunger campaign. Money raised between March 17 and June 30 will be matched by the federal government to be used in famine relief efforts in the four countries. But the ongoing need in is such that Catholic charities participating in the campaign will continue raising money right through the summer.
Canada's bishops aren't just asking for money. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has also distributed prayers to be used at Sunday Masses through the summer.
At Precious Blood we can give in the following ways:
Living the Gospel by helping others rebuild their lives...
ShareLife is more than an annual appeal – it is the way that we bring the hands of Christ to those in need! One of the core directions of our Pastoral Plan is Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love, and our support for ShareLife helps to bring this to life, not only in our archdiocese, but also around the world.
Each year, thousands of people turn to a ShareLife agency for help. Our agencies provide service in an environment that is infused with Catholic values, bringing the Gospel message to the marginalized.
When we support ShareLife, we are making more than a financial contribution – we are demonstrating that the Catholic community is actively making a difference in the social service network in our archdiocese!
Thank you for your support of ShareLife!
Seventeen-year-old Emily arrived at Sancta Maria earlier this year having previously spent time at Whitby Shores. Her biggest surprise is the warmth and calm acceptance she feels here at her new "home". Having grown up in a home with no father, Emily spent a great deal of time in conflict with her mom, which caused a great deal of anxiety. She eventually ended up in a Toronto clinic at sixteen, and soon discovered that the lack of acceptance did nothing to build up her self-esteem. At Sancta Maria House, Emily has gained her independence and improved her confidence in cooking skills. As well, she has developed her job search skills, having applied for several positions with hopes to start a job soon. ShareLife-supported Sancta Maria House has provided life-transforming services for young women in need for over 40 years in the Greater Toronto Area
Please make a sacrificial gift to ShareLife through your parish, or at www.sharelife.org
Thank you for your generosity.
at Precious Blood
$21,324.00 (April 2)
$37,086.90 (May 7)
$55,999.35 (June 4)
Our Parish Collections for Sharelife are :
April 1st & 2nd,
May 6th & 7th,
June 3rd & 4th
Precious Blood Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land & Italy
For more information click below. You can aslo contact us.
Visit Souvenir Bethlehem eStore and purchase Holy Land souvenirs. You will not only have a piece of Bethlehem to share with your family and friends but you will also be supporting the Christian community that has dared to stay in this Holy City as we continue to celebrate the wonderful truth of His life.