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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
Holy Hour with Benediction
Holy Hour with Benediction
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)
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Welcome to Precious Blood Parish
From the Pastor's Desk
Starting from the next week...
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
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
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.
after every service in our church, the church is completely disinfected thank you for coming back. we are also praying for those who are not able to come back at this time.
Our weekend masses are as usual but it is a first come first serve basis. please enter by the west side ramp entrance it is the only way in and out. Our church can only hold 106 people at this time per service. 🙏
Community Food Bin: UPDATE
Due to the recent vandalism to our holy family statue I’ve had to move the community food bin to a closer location to the stairs and under video surveillance. Thank you so much for your generosity it has been working, people have been leaving food people have been taking food. Unfortunately even the food bin was vandalized yesterday.
FREE Grocery Delivery Service for Residents Aged 60+
North York, M3H 2M2
Our names are Michael and Victoria and we are two university students who are offering free grocery delivery to residents aged 60+.
Please contact us with your list and delivery address and we will be happy to leave the groceries at your front door.
Payment for the groceries can be made by e-transfer or cash.
THE HOLY CHILD PROGRAM is a service of the Bethlehem Holy Child Program corporation. It provides an intense therapeutic day treatment program and alternative education for children in the Bethlehem region in the Holy Land who suffer from untreated complex mental health issues and exposure to intergenerational trauma. Visit their site.
Love Jesus' Homeland website brings you a wealth of information about the Holy Land, the land the the Lord walked 2000 years ago: documentaries, news and events, guide to the holy places. Visit this site sponsored by the Christian Media Center.
Visit Souvenir Bethlehem eStore and purchase Holy Land souvenirs. You will not only have a piece of Bethlehem to share with your family and friends but you will also be supporting the Christian community that has dared to stay in this Holy City as we continue to celebrate the wonderful truth of His life.