A Gala Night to Remember!

On Friday, October 21st the Missionaries of the Precious Blood Atlantic Province hosted a gala fundraising dinner in support of C.PP.S. Mission Projects at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Vaughan, ON. Be a Part of THEIR Future was a celebration bringing together close to 400 people to thank them for being part of the past 40 years and invite them to move forward with them. All proceeds from the ticket sales, and a majority of the funds raised during the dinner and dance will go towards the building of vitally needed school dormitories for our John Merlini Secondary Students in Tanzania. The evening was emceed by CTV’s Paul Bliss and featured speakers who each contributed lovely and compelling testimony about their time and work in the mission field.  The Swahili Catholic Congregation of St. Roch’s Parish and Liberty Silver ensured everyone had an engaging and delightful evening. For a better glimpse into how we celebrated, to see the renderings of the dormitories and to learn about who spoke and what they had to say, click here!...
A Gala to Celebrate 40 years of mission service

A Gala to Celebrate 40 years of mission service

  On Friday, October 21st the Congregation of Missionaries of the Precious Blood-Atlantic Province will be hosting a gala dinner & dance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of C.PP.S. Mission Projects. It is shaping up to be a lovely evening. What could make it even better? YOU, of course! Find out more here, and if you are able to attend, get in touch! There are also sponsorship opportunities that can further highlight your support of the work in the mission field by our Water Project and Mission Project schools.  Contact Mission Advancement Coordinator, Hannah-Maria Ma for more information about sponsoring or with any other questions you might have. Invitations have also gone out to those on our mailing list. Keep an eye out and be sure to return them by September 30th! Tickets are limited and first come, first served. We look forward to seeing you there!  ...
Bro is 87!

Bro is 87!

May 27th marks Brother Anthony’s Birthday!   Help us wish him a happy 87th and thank him for his years of dedicated service and ongoing support for C.PP.S. Mission Projects!   For almost 40 years, Bro worked tirelessly on behalf of many wonderful donors and stakeholders to manifest true and tangible change in the mission field of Tanzania. Literally millions have been helped in a lasting and meaningful way as they received the gift of clean water, quality educational opportunities, food and medicine. All of this was accomplished with an abundance of dedication and a commitment to work steadfastly alongside our brothers and sisters from a place of pure love and true respect. Bro established this approach along with many dedicated volunteers and missionaries, and today all of us at C.PP.S. Mission Projects are proud to continue our mission work guided by the same tenets and principles. Everyone on our mailing list has been sent a card upon which a special birthday greeting can be written and then sent back to us and delivered to Bro for his birthday. That said, if you prefer to send along your greeting electronically, you can do so by leaving a comment on this page. Simply scroll down to compose and submit your message. You can also email us at: info@cppsmissionprojects.ngo or post on our Facebook page. We will compile all of the e-messages, comments, posts and cards we receive and then deliver them to Bro at a special presentation that will be held during the C.PP.S. Atlantic Province Retreat taking place June 6-10th in Niagara Falls,...
Such Warmth and Generosity in Kamloops

Such Warmth and Generosity in Kamloops

On March 5th, 2016 our supremely dedicated and seemingly tireless C.PP.S. of the West supporters held yet another wonderful celebration in honour of C.PP.S. Mission Projects. In its 14th year, long time supporters came out to share stories, reconnect with old friends and welcome some new ones. The students who worked hard on the 2015 mission trip to Tanzania were there to show attendees just what they were able to do in the mission field thanks to their ardent support and then were presented with a lovely plaque to honour their experience with The Water Project. It was a room decorated superbly with art created by the students-from the windmill and water vessel centre pieces to the massive silhouettes of Tanzanian landscapes and Masai warriors, on through to the massive water vessels that stood at the entrance of the ballroom, welcoming each guest with a touch of ‘Asante’. Each of the 250+ attendees were incredibly gracious, welcoming, generous and staunchly supportive of C.PP.S. Mission Projects. Balloon bursts and birthday hats sold out so quickly as many of the attendees faithfully come out each year and know they have to get them early to ensure they have one-and can take home whatever lovely prize is attached to it. It was a truly delightful evening.                          Many stories prompted laughter and there were more than a few beloved anecdotes shared about Brother Anthony aka Bro, whom they love and respect. Many had questions and a genuine interest in learning more about the work on the ground in Tanzania and still more...
John Merlini art contest winner chosen

John Merlini art contest winner chosen

Congratulations, David! Recently, an art contest was held at our Mission Project Schools. More than 30 students entered their wonderful designs, vying for top honours. The winner was one of our brightest and most dedicated students, David. Father Francis hopes to use David’s design by turning it into cards which will welcome new students for the upcoming school year beginning in January. As you can clearly see, David is very proud to have had his design chosen. Stay tuned to for more about David which will be featured in an upcoming student...
Hundreds come out for Taste and See the World!

Hundreds come out for Taste and See the World!

On Saturday, November 28th St Michael’s Parish Hall in Fort Erie, ON was transformed into a mini-world’s fair. 15 different countries were represented by members of our congregation. Samples of foods, folk art, clothing, customs & superb cultural performances were shared and celebrated as we recognized the blessing of such a rich diversity in our parish while also sharing  our common faith and support of the Mission Projects work to bring clean water and quality education to our brothers and sisters in Tanzania. More than 350 people from the broader community came out and supported both us and each other creating a truly vibrant, joyful & gracious atmosphere. Several attendees expressed interest in showcasing their heritage next time. C.PP.S. Mission Projects is incredibly humbled by the generosity, graciousness and enthusiasm that each of the 15 groups brought to the event. Thank you to all volunteers, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Basilone, Mr. Candaloro, Mr. Michaud and the Our Lady of Victory students for clearing out the hall and decorating the areas with artwork for each country, Niagara Christian College and their incredibly talented and gracious students representing China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Nigeria, the members of the Filipino community, all those representing Colombia, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua, Maria’s catering for representing Italy, Cindy and Eataly for representing Malta and to O.L.V., Tim Horton’s and Stone’s Maple Syrup for representing Canada with silver dollar pancakes with maple syrup and coffee! A special thank you goes out to Father William who not only opened our event with a blessing but did a solo performance of a traditional song in Swahili...