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.
Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.
If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.
It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.
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.
Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.
You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.
If you have any questions please contact the Development Office at the Archdiocese of Toronto, 416-934-3400, ext. 540 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your many contributions to our parish community. I’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all 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, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Precious Blood Parish
Good Shepherd Ministries
Don't forget to bring your can of ground coffee this weekend or any weekend we are always collecting some for the Good Sheperd Ministries.
Please help us update your contact information, especially your email address, by sending an email to the parish office, firstname.lastname@example.org, using your current email address and place in the subject line "Email address update." Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number in the email body.
Thank you so much for your cooperation.
Lawrence Ave E Senior Safety Zone Review
Join us for a walk or virtual workshop to identify road safety issues in the Senior Safety Zone on Lawrence Ave E at Pharmacy.
The Archdiocese has given ShareLife permission to resume their campaign into the fall this year. We have scheduled three collection weekends, as follows:
- September 12-13, 2020
- October 10-11, 2020 (Thanksgiving weekend)
- November 7-8, 2020 (if necessary)
The Archdiocese Office for Refugees
The Archdiocese Office for Refugees has a program to assist parishioners who would like to sponsor a family member that is in need of refugee sponsorship. This program is intended to assist parishioners only.
If you are a parishioner, and would like to sponsor a family member, please contact the parish office to schedule a meeting with the pastor prior to November 15. The Office for Refugees will look to the sponsoring family to provide the necessary funds for sponsorship.
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