Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 3rd week in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Precious Blood Parish
Marriage Sunday 2020
Celebration of Marriage Mass with Cardinal Collins
February 9, 2020 at 3 p.m.
St. Isaac Jogues Parish (1148 Finch Ave., Pickering)
If you, or a couple you know,
are celebrating a 25th, 40th,
50th, or 60+ wedding
anniversary in 2020, they are
invited to join in this special
A reception will follow Mass.
The Mass is open
to all, but due to space restrictions those wishing to attend
are asked to register online or by phone.
www.archtoronto.org/marriage or 416-934-3400 ext.523
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
If you or someone you know wishes to become a Catholic
or perhaps needs one of the sacraments as an adult, a new
RCIA program will begin again in early September. Please
see the student at the weekend desk or come into the
parish office Tuesdays or Thursdays and pick up an RCIA
Pray for the Sick
Your love is as wide as the oceans, as deep as the sea, and as tall as the heavens.
May your spirit rise like a mightly wave and come and restore those who are ill:
Pray for the Deceased
Reverend Joseph Mok Tak Fu, Reverend Liborio J.C. Tavares, Josefina Bertao
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
Celebration of Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha's 60th Ordination Anniversary
From The Pastor's Desk
We have been very blessed to receive from the Holy Land
the relics of two Saints which have been added to our
reliquary cabinet along with our relic of Padre Pio in the
front of the church.
St. Mariam Baouardy
was a Discalced Carmelite nun of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Born to Greek Catholic parents from Syria and Lebanon, she was known for her service to the poor. In addition, she became a Christian mystic who suffered the stigmata.
She was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis.
St. Marie Alphonsine
Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas was a Palestinian Christian nun who founded the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters of Jerusalem, the first Palestinian congregation.
She was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis.
Our Lady of Fatima Visitation
The 2020 sign-up sheet for Our Lady of Fatima’s visitation for a week in your home is now available in the binder at the back of the church.
Instruction prayer on her arrival and departure is included in the prayer bag. Let us pray to Our Blessed Mother for protection, guidance, peace in our family and the whole world.
You will receive and return her on Saturday at the 5pm mass.
2020 Donation Envelopes
We kindly ask all donation envelope users to write their name, address, and phone number on their weekly donation envelopes. In addition, we kindly ask you to discard your 2019 donation envelopes and use your 2020 donation envelopes. Thank you!
Catholic Women's League
Please apply on or before January 31, 2020.
1. Mary Matthews Public Speaking Contest Eligibility: Grade 7 and 8 students
2. Mary Dobell Pro-Life Essay and Poetry Contest
This contest supports and encourages an awareness and
positive attitude towards a broad range of pro-life issues –
from stages of conceptions, through childhood,
adolescence, adulthood and senior years, to the new
stage after death.
Intermediate level – Grades 7, 8 & 9
Senior level – Grades 10, 11 &12
3. Jean McCann Youth Service Award
This Youth award recognizes and affirms the role played in
our Parishes by our confirmed Catholic youth through
service to others Eligibility: Youth ages 15 to 18
THE HOLY CHILD PROGRAM is a service of the Bethlehem Holy Child Program corporation. It provides an intense therapeutic day treatment program and alternative education for children in the Bethlehem region in the Holy Land who suffer from untreated complex mental health issues and exposure to intergenerational trauma. Visit their site.
Love Jesus' Homeland website brings you a wealth of information about the Holy Land, the land the the Lord walked 2000 years ago: documentaries, news and events, guide to the holy places. Visit this site sponsored by the Christian Media Center.
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.