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 email@example.com 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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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)
Please remember in in your prayers Maria who was called back to the Lord. May she Rest In Peace
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Are you someone or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? In the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of adults) we offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions (likely on Zoom at first) focus on the teachings and experience of the Church and prepares individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season.
You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a welcoming setting. For information please contact: Paul Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY ROSARY & CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY
Join us in praying the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy every Saturday via Zoom @ 8:30 am
Bring your gently used clothing, shoes, and linens to share with others on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in the church parking lot. We will donate or sell these donations to support our outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support.
Dear friends I’m happy to inform you that starting this Friday June 11 the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus churches are open to 15% capacity. In our church that allows us to have 106 people and we are able to have public masses again. It’s good for us to be together again. Of course our online streaming will continue for those who will not able to attend. May God bless you all!
Precious Blood Church and Masses are open to 106 people limit
starting Friday, June 11, till further notice
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Maximum capacity of the church is 106 people with social distancing.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Happy Anniversary Precious Blood Parish. June 12, 1932.
Senator McGuire was influential in the Irish-Canadian/Roman Catholic communities. He and Senator Frank Patrick O'Connor (Scarborough Junction) acquired a vacant church in the village of Wexford (Lawrence Avenue East, east of Victoria Park Avenue, now in the Scarborough area of Toronto) to establish Precious Blood parish. Due to its once-vacant state, the original red brick church, even after its rejuvenation, was known for many years as "the pigeon church."
Senator McGuire also owned a farm with an English garden named "Belmore" across Lawrence Avenue from the church and, although the area is now entirely urban and Wexford Collegiate Institute occupies the site of his home, many of the mature trees in the area were planted by him.
Happy Birthday to Archbishop Larry who celebrates his 85th this Saturday June 12. God Bless you and all you do for our community at Precious Blood.
Live Video Streaming
Live streaming from our church! Take a look to what is going on now in the church. You are able now to stream and view all masses and liturgical events that take place at Precious Blood Parish:
India is reeling from a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. In recent days, the country has been reporting more than 400,000 of new cases and 4,000 deaths every 24 hours. International observers expect that the actual numbers are significantly higher. The medical system, funeral services and other social supports are unable to meet the country’s needs at this time.
In response to numerous inquiries from parishioners and clergy, we are providing information for those who may wish to contribute to relief efforts to assist the people of India.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the pandemic began, India's Catholic Church, acting principally through Caritas India, has been supporting some of the most disadvantaged groups, such as those with inadequate housing, migrant labourers, persons with special needs and widows.
To learn more about Caritas’ work in India, please watch this video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
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