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From the Pastor's Desk
Dear parishioners,

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 development@archtoronto.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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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 campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide:

   * Your name
   * Address
   * Parish name
   * Municipality

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 development@archtoronto.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

Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Daily Mass
Monday8:00 AM
Tuesday8:00 AM
Wednesday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
Thursday8:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM
First Friday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
Saturday8:00 AM
Staff
Pastor:Rev. Xavier De Pinto
In Residence:Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
In Residence:Rev. Joseph Moncada
Contact
Church Address:
1737 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M1R 2X7
(Just East of Victoria Park Avenue on Lawrence Avenue)

Telephone: 416-751-2661
Fax: 416-751-2662
Email: office@preciousblood.ca
www.PreciousBlood.ca

 
Wheel Chair Accessible

Office Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
First Friday: 6:00 – 6:45 PM
Please call the Pastor for other times
Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please contact the Pastor at least one year in advance and prior to booking your hall.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Please contact the office
Knights of Columbus
GK Arturo De Leon - 437-984-1344
tigerdeleon@gmail.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please call 647-499-5594
Schools
Preciuos Blood: 1035 Pharmacy Ave. 416-393-5258
St. Kevin: 15 Murray Glen Dr. 416-393-5300
St. Catherine: 30 Roanoke Rd. 416-393-5316


 
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Sacraments for the Sick & Elderly
Please notify the office if you know of someone who is in hospital or confined to the home due to sickness or old age. We will gladly bring Communion to them.
Other Ministries
For all other ministries:

  • Altar Servers
  • Children's Liturgy
  • CWL
  • Eucharistic Fraternity
  • Financial Council
  • Holy Communion
  • Lectors
  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
  • Music Ministries - Adults
  • Music Ministries

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
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    NEWS
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We have been given permission to celebrate First Communion for the students who have been waiting since Easter to receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

    The First Communion Masses will take place on the following dates:

    • Monday August 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    • Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    • Thursday August 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
    • Friday August 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    To maintain social distancing and occupancy rules for our church we can only permits 15 students at each mass with 5 guests per child allowed. We require you to come to church by 6:30 pm. We ask you and your guests to be seated at the pew marked with yo... Read more...

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear parishioners,

    As we slowly get our parish masses and activities going again I would like to thank you for your patience and generosity over these last months.

    We are soon going to be able to have First Communion for the children who have been waiting to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord. We are still waiting for direction on the upcoming sacrament of Confirmation.

    Our office hours are reduced but we are still answering and trying to get back to your needs and messages.

    I would like to thank the staff of our parish for their untiring commitment and dedication to our community during these extraordinary times.

    Let us continue to pray for each other and take care of each other.

    Peace
    Fr. Xavier

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear Parishioners,

    We will not be having 6pm holy hour or 7pm mass on first Fridays until further notice.

    Our 8am mass will still be celebrated on all Fridays as usual.

    As you know every Wednesday the church is open at 6 PM for holy hour followed by 7 PM mass.

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Congratulations to this year's R.C.I.A. group who were brought into full Communion with the church this past week.

    God Bless you


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    Mandatory Use of Masks at Church

    I want to thank all of you for your co-operation and kindness as we have returned to church over these past weeks. It has been so great to see parishioners once again and I thank everyone who has been so helpful in this re-opening stage, especially our wonderful volunteers. Thank you!

    As you may have heard in recent days, a new by-law has been passed that makes the use of masks or face coverings inside all public places mandatory. This includes churches and our own parish. I would ask that all those coming to church bring a mask or face covering and wear it upon entering the church.

    I recognize that this may be an inconvenience yet I know that we are all committed to caring for our neighbour and those around us. While a number of restrictions have been lifted in recent days, we are still in the middle of a pandemic and need to take the appropriate steps to minimize any potential spread of Covid-19. So while the Archdiocese of Toronto had highly recommended wearing a mask while in church and I know that most of you have been doing so, it is now a by-law that we must follow.

    Thank you in advance for your co-operation as we do all that we can to take care of one another and keep our community safe and healthy.

    Fr. Xavier De Pinto

     
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    New!!!

    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, and you can access the stream from the following two sources:


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    Please Donate to the Lebanon Relief Effort

    An enormous explosion devastated the city of Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in what the local mayor called "a national catastrophe."

    The situation in Lebanon is dire. At least 154 people died in the explosion and 5,000 were injured – those numbers are expected to rise over the coming days. The explosion also destroyed vital food stores and left 300,000 people homeless (representing roughly 12 per cent of the city's population). Five hundred hospital beds, as well as important medical supplies needed for the country's COVID-19 response, were also damaged in the blast.

    At this time, we ask the faithful to please donate to the Lebanon relief effort, if they are able.

    The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), a papal agency with extensive on-the-ground networks in Lebanon. CNEWA staff are currently working to send food, water, medical supplies and hygiene products to Beirut. Spiritual and psychological support will also be provided to those who lost everything in a blink of an eye. Later, CNEWA will rebuild housing and help re-establish those who lost their livelihoods in this disaster.

    Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

  • Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto's humanitarian relief website
  • By phone through the Development Office – 416-934-3411
  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to: Precious Blood Parish – Lebanon Relief Effort – Disaster Relief

    The people of Lebanon – who were already dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and hosting almost one million Syrian refugees – need our assistance. It is at times like these when we are called to respond in a special way to our Christian mission to love our neighbour.


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    8:00 AM Mass
    Readings
    First Reading:2 Corinthians 9.6-10
    Gospel:John 12.24-26
    Intentions
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    Today the office is closed
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    No confessions today. Please call the office.

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