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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 or contact him at or

Model & Witness for COVID-19 Pandemic

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St. Gaspar preached the Word and proclaimed the saving power of Christ’s Blood to all people. He too was affected by an epidemic of cholera. He died on December 28, 1837. The physician who examined him said Gaspar died a “victim of charity,” worn out by his ministry to others. St. Gaspar never turned back. Weakened by ailments, called a fanatic or fool by people who should have supported him, imprisoned and impoverished, and challenged at every turn, his answer to God’s call was always ‘yes’. His followers continue to turn to him for inspiration, as they fulfill the wish he once expressed: “I wish that I could have a thousand tongues, to endear every heart to the Precious Blood of Jesus.”

Just as one drop of Christ’s Precious Blood washed away the sins of the world…just one Precious person can make a world of difference.

Are you that Precious Person?

Missionaries are alive with the Spirit of Christ’s Precious Blood. God has given us the mission of making peace in our world with the healing love of Jesus Christ.


Prayer for those affected by Coronavirus

Let us continue to pray for the who care for the sick,
those who suffer and the dying,
lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus Our Lord. 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.