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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
Administrative Assistant:Nadine Kotes
Youth Minister:Chico Nuguid
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: preciousbloodtoronto@gmail.com
www.PreciousBlood.ca

 
Wheel Chair Accessible

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM)

Friday:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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
Jose Reyes - 416-759-2051
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

    please check out our Telephone Directory.

  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Monday, September 26, 2016 - 26th week in Ordinary Time - St. John de Brebeuf, St. Isaac Jogues and Companions
    Quick Info Sheet

    Welcome to Precious Blood Parish


    NEWS
    Dear Parishioners,

    Since I arrived in July I have had many opportunities to meet you and experience the warm and spirit filled community of Precious Blood. As we begin a new parish year I look forward to working with you to continue being a witness of Christ to our community. We have started a devotion to the Precious Blood on Wednesdays this past summer and I am happy to announce we are beginning a devotion to St Padre Pio on Mondays. I hope to meet more of you in months ahead.

    May God Bless you,
    Fr. Xavier

     
    Pray for the Sick

    Your love is as wide as the oceans, as deep as the sea, and as tall as the heavens. May your spirit rise like a mightly wave and come and restore those who are ill:

    Colin Cox, Ilona Torocsk, Thelma David

     
    Sacred Heart of Jesus Vigil Lamp

    In Thanksgiving

    Requested by Angelina Ruedas

     
    Our Lady of Lourdes Vigil Lamp

    In Memory of Mary Arrigo

    Requested by Gus Arrigo

     
    Come Join the Children's Chorus

    Children ages 7 to 13 are invited to join the Precious Blood Children's Chorus. Practice every Saturday at 3 pm followed by Mass at 5 pm. For more information contact Malcolm Rodrigues at 647-292-7405.

     
    Ministry Meetings of all Members

    Please see the listing below for meetings with Fr. Xavier

    Lector: Wed. Sept. 28, 7:30 pm in the Church

    Social Committee: Fri. Sept.30, 7:00 pm in the Church (new members are welcome)

    All Ministry heads: Mon. Oct. 17, 7:00 pm in the Hall

    Homebound Visitors: Wed. Oct. 19, 7:30 pm in the Church

    Altar Servers: Sat. Oct. 29, 10:00 am in the Church

    Choir Leaders: Wed. Nov. 9, 7:00 pm in the Office

     
    Attention: Grade 6,7 & 8 Students

    The EDGE Program is back at Precious Blood Parish! Come join us every other Saturday evening from 6 to 9 pm ,starting on October 15! EDGE is a place where youth can explore and celebrate their Catholic faith through engaging interaction with their peers. At EDGE, youth enjoy music, games, community volunteering, as well as discussion and reflection on their faith journey.

    We are now accepting registrations. Contact Chico at the parish for registration forms or if you have further questions.(416) 751-2661 X224 or PBPyouth@gmail.com

    Cost: $40 per individual for the 2016/2017 year (Cash or cheque to Precious Blood Parish)

    Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 15

    Online registration also available:http://tiny.cc/EDGEform2016.

     
    Room Names

    When booking our meeting rooms we will now refer to them as:

  • Our Lady of Fatima room (previously the Lounge) and
  • Brother Frank O'Connor room (previously the Library).
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    Catholic Women's League Annual Dinner & Dance

     
    We Can Work Wonders

    We wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all who supported the ShareLife campaign. Our parish raised $60,632.90 towards the parish goal of $63,000.00. Congratulations!

     
     
    Aneel Aranha

    Internationally renowned preacher and retreat leader Aneel Aranha comes to Toronto this month as part of his Light of the World tour.

    He will be at Precious Blood Parish on two occasions, for prayer and a retreat:

    Check out the Upcoming Events section for more details.

    Click to learn more about Aneel Aranha

     
    Vigil Lamps

    You may now sponsor a vigil lamp next to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue and the Our Lady of Lourdes Statue for your intentions.

    The offering is $20 per candle and you may contact the office. Your intention will be mentioned in the weekly bulletin.

     
    Holy Hour

    Come every Wednesday night for Holy Hour at 6:00 PM and a special devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus.

    At 7:00 PM we continue with Mass and a devotion to St. Joseph and will be receiving The Body and Blood of Christ under both species.

     
    Healing Mass

    Every First Friday after the 7:00 PM mass at Precious Blood we will have the opportunity to receive the anointing of the sick. Come and receive this precious gift of love.

     
    Mass Intentions

    Starting in September you will be able to book a mass intention for the weekend masses:

    Saturday 5 PM, Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM (one intention per mass)

    May the Souls of Faithful Departed rest in peace

     
    Volunteers Needed for the Edge and LifeTeen Programs

    The program will be launching soon! Edge and LifeTeen aim to help and support the faith formation of our young people through a variety of fun and interactive events. The Edge Program is for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8, while the LifeTeen Program caters to students in Grades 9 through 12.

    If you are interested in volunteering for one of these programs, please call the parish office and leave your contact information. Please also feel free to contact Chico, our parish youth minister, for more information.

     
    Recitation of Holy Rosary

    All parishioners are welcome to join the Legion of Mary every Wednesday (from now until the end of October) after the 7 pm mass outside the church in front of the Holy Family statue.

    Let us ask for the intercession of the Virgin Mary for all our needs especially for world peace, healing of family relationships, intentions of our parish including personal intentions.

    (In case of rain rosary will be held in the church. Please bring your own lawn chair.)

     
    New Rosary Path at Marylake Shrine

    To commemorate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary a new Rosary path was opened at the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace and Marylake Monastery in Toronto August 14, 2016. Salt and Light was present at the event and spoke to some of the key people behind the construction and dedication of the Rosary path.

    Click below to view the videoclip:

     
    JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY

    Year of Mercy December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016

    Read about the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis:

  • Official site
  • Archdiocese of Toronto

    Click here to read an explanation of the elements on the Year of Mercy logo.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    First Communion Parent Meeting and Registration
    Monday September 26 at 7:00 PM in the church

    for those parents of grade 2 children and older who wish for their child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Communion.

    Please bring with you:

  • a copy of the child's baptism certificate and
  • a supplies and gown fee of $50.00
  • Confirmation Student & Parent Meeting and Registration
    Tuesday September 27 at 7:00 PM in the church

    for those students in grade 7 who wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

    Please bring with you

  • a copy of the student's baptism certificate and
  • a supplies and gown fee of $50.00.
  • Jesus the Good Shepherd Prayer Group
    Aneel Aranha will be teaching at Jesus the Good Shepherd Prayer Group on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. at our parish.

    Click to learn more about Aneel Aranha

    Catholic Women's League Annual Dinner & Dance
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm at the Parish Hall

    Adults: $25
    Children: 12 & under: $10

    Door Prizes & Silent Auction

    For tickets please contact: Nenita MacKenzie, 416-759-2725

    LIFE CHAIN
    Sunday, October 2

    Precious Blood parish will once again stand at the corner of Victoria Park and Lawrence from 2 pm to 3 pm. You are encouraged to pray the rosary during this time. As Catholics, we need to defend the right to life.

    Please join us.

    Retreat
    Aneel Aranha will be sharing his testimony during the course of the retreat at Precious Blood Parish, October 3-5 at 7:00 p.m.

    During this retreat, you can expect to be confronted with the question Jesus asked his disciples: "Who do you say I am?" How we see Jesus keeps changing, but as it determines how we respond to him, it is vital that we see him as he wants to be seen. Aneel will take us through a provocative, but light hearted and often funny, journey through the life of Peter to bring us to this understanding.

    Bring your family and friends for a retreat that will change your life. Guaranteed!

    Parish Grand Rosary Rally
    Friday, October 7
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is on October 7, the anniversary of the decisive victory of the combined Christian fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto, defeating an Ottoman fleet off western Greece. It was formerly sometimes known as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory.

    There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary in different languages, Eucharistic Celebration, Anointing with Holy Oil, Candlelight Procession, Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Thanksgiving Food Drive

    In 2015, Good Shepherd served 413,000 meals. As Toronto's largest free meal program, they need our support of non-perishable food items.

    Please bring your donation to the church entrances or office from now until Thanksgiving weekend October 9.

    Bundle Up for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
    November 19 & 20

    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
    March 12 – 21, 2017

    Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha will be the spiritual leader on the pilgrimage while visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Mt. Tabor, Mt of Beatitudes, Tabha, Capernahum and more.

    For more information contact Zennie Galway at 416-560-1150.

     
    Today...
    Masses
    8:00 AM Mass
    Readings
    First Reading:Revelation 7.9-17
    Second Reading:2 Corinthians 4.7-15
    Gospel:Luke 9.23-26
    Intentions
    8:00 AM + Landino & Aurora Cruz ( req. Cruz family)
    Office Hours
    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Confessions
    No confessions today. Please call the office.

    This week...
    Read last Sunday's reflection
     
    Masses on the coming days

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