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Meet the Missionaries – Part 2

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Fr. Phil Smith, cpps
Toronto, Ontario

Born in Kansas City, Missouri. He has served both in the USA and in Canada. He is currently the pastor of a multicultural parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Being true to the Precious Blood charism, he dedicates time in giving missions, retreats and day of prayer across Ontario. He is certainly a man of many words and a true storyteller.

Fr. Peter Nobili, cpps
Toronto, Ontario

Fr. Peter was born in Montecapri, Italy. He accepted the invitation to be a missionary at a young age, where he completed his theological studies in Chicago, USA. He spent many wonderful years in parish ministry in the USA and in the Niagara Region in Ontario. He is currently the Director of the USC, the lay association with Missionaries, where he guides, nourishes and promotes the spirituality of the Precious Blood.

Fr. Jerome Hologa, cpps

Fr. Jerome is a missionary of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, born and raised in Tanzania, East Africa. From 2015 to 2020, he studied Theology at St. Augustine’s Seminary of Toronto/Toronto School of Theology. Since May 2020 Fr. Jerome has been serving as the Director of C.PP.S. Mission Projects & Development Office of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and the editor of the Precious Blood Family Magazine. He is also a part-time associate pastor of St. Roch’s Parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Fr. Jerome takes great pride in collaborating with donors and supporters of C.PP.S. Mission Projects to respond to the needs and challenges facing the most vulnerable people who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water, education and healthcare. To know more about his mission works in Tanzania visit cppsmissionprojects.ngo or contact him at cppsmissiondirector@gmail.com or info@cppsmissionprojects.ngo

Prayer for Vocations

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God our Father, throughout time and history You have blessed your people with ordained ministers and consecrated persons who have served the Church by living out the Gospel.
Give us the courage and audacity to promote vocations in these difficult times.
Give us the energy to accompany those who are called to this path, and grant us the energy and patience with which to guide and support them.
Spirit of God, strengthen our conviction that the Church’s mission requires Your grace, and the collaboration of committed witnesses to inspire us, and dedicated pastors to guide us.
Lord of the Harvest, plant the seeds of service, and nourish the growth of vocations for the missionary life, so that we may have an abundant harvest.
This we ask through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen!

Meet the Missionaries

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Fr. Samuel D’Angelo, cpps
Sudbury, Ontario

Fr. Samuel was born in Rochester, NY. After graduating from the University of Dayton, he worked for several years as a Lab Technician. Later, he completed his BS in Biology from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with a concentration in Chemistry and German. Today, he is a joy-filled parish priest and pastor in Northern Ontario in the city of Sudbury. In his free time he likes to paint, hike and cook.

Fr. Josephat Msuya, cpps
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Ontario

Fr. Josephat was born in Lindi, Tanzania. After completing his secondary education, he attended Jordan University and obtained a degree in Philosophy, later attending Salvatorian Institute of Theology. He dedicated several years in parish ministry and formation at the local seminary. With 20 years of pastoral ministry, he still spends his free days with the youth in the parish community. His presence and sense of humour is contagious.

 

 

New Missionary

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Gerardo Laguartilla

On December 3, 2020, Gerardo was definitively incorporated with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he was not able to return to Canada from Lima, Peru which was part of his Cross Cultural Experience. This experience is part of the final months of formation.

Our missionaries confers and the parish of San Fracisco de Borga celebrated this wonderful and special day as Gerardo pledged and committed his life and future ministry to the Congregation.

On December 26, 2020, the local CPPS missionaries and the parish community of San Francisco de Borga, presented Gerardo to the Bishop Lino Richer, of the Diocese of Carabayllo, in Lima Peru for his ordination to the diaconate. The celebration and liturgy was live-streamed so that family, friends, and community members were able to view and pray with Gerardo. The parish community hosted a small social and dinner afterwards.

Gerardo, along with his various house duties is now baptizing, preaching at daily and Sunday masses, leading funeral services, visiting the homebound whenever possible, and presides at the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

We await for the pandemic restrictions to lessen so that he may return among us. Please remember Gerardo in your prayers.