I hope and pray that you are staying healthy – both physically and spiritually. Please let me know if the parish can help you during these difficult times.
No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.
In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:
- Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.
- Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.
- Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.
- You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to email@example.com. In the body of the email provide:
* Your name
* Parish name
You will be emailed account information which you can use to set up the Archdiocese of Toronto as a payee in your on-line banking. Your gift will be forwarded to our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will be able to gather together again soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Xavier de Pinto
Rev. Xavier De Pinto
Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
Rev. Joseph Moncada
1737 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M1R 2X7
(Just East of Victoria Park Avenue on Lawrence Avenue)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2nd week in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Precious Blood Parish
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
For several months now our RCIA candidates have been dutifully praying and studying in preparation to receiving full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter.
The process has been made more challenging as usual since all sessions have to be done online due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic. It is with great joy that we can report that the two candidates have more than risen to the challenge. Please pray for them in their continued efforts to learn about our faith and that the good Lord will provide them with the necessary graces of faith and direction to complete their journey toward Easter.
ROSARY OF REPARATION FOR 40 DAYS
Please continue to drop off your cans of coffee either during the church private prayer times or drop off at our red door by the church office. God Bless
From the Pastor's Desk
Our church office, located at the ramp church entrance, will be open on Sundays between 9:30am - 11am till further notice.
If you need to offer a Mass or get a Mass card etc. you can also still call or email the office during the week, messages will be returned.
Every Wednesday starting January 6 and until
further notice join me online for Holy Hour at 6pm
praying for the end of the pandemic and safety for
our family and friends. We will also contemplate the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and pray the Litany of the
Precious Blood of Jesus.
Plenary indulgence offered each
Wednesday in this Year of St. Joseph
Friars' Student Writing Contest 2021 - WIN GREAT PRIZES!
It is time once again for the Friars' Student Writing Award. Students aged 14-18 are invited to write a five-hundred-word essay for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated from January 18 to 25, 2021.
This year's essay theme is, "Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit" (cf. John 15:5-9).
Please see the poster for contest details
No upcoming events
From the Pastor's Desk
Untill further notice, with the 10 person rule in effect:
As of Monday, November 23rd, we must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people. Sadly, due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. It is not possible for our parish to remain open at this time in a way that is safe and able to control the restricted number of people permitted in the building.
While I recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, I encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. A full list is available at archtoronto.org.
We will be celebrating mass Monday 8am, Tuesday 8am, Wednesday 7Pm, Friday 8am and Sunday 9am in our church (for you and all intentions that have been booked in our church) on our streaming channel, you can find the link on our website, www.preciousblood.ca.
Also, all non-essential meetings in the parish will move to virtual meetings or they may be postponed. Our staff will also be working remotely in large part wherever possible. Please continue to call or email the office if you are in need of anything.
Baptisms and Funerals will still be done at our parish with the new 10 person rule in effect. If you have a baptism coming up you will be contacted soon.
You may continue to drop off your donation envelopes in our mail slot or perhaps mail them or perhaps consider using P.A.G (pre-authorizes giving) or donate online on our church website.
We recognize these measures are extremely challenging. I am also so incredibly grateful for the efforts of our heroic volunteers who have been faithfully welcoming parishioners and cleaning the church between services, ensuring that we can operate safely and responsibly. Your selflessness and generosity is inspiring!
So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. Despite these new restrictions, we will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.
We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Please check our church website and church social media sites for updates. May God continue to bless you now and always!
Pastor Precious Blood Parish
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