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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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

Eucharist
Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Daily Mass
Monday8:00 AM
Tuesday8:00 AM
Wednesday7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM
Saturday8:00 AM
StaffStaff
Pastor:Rev. Xavier De Pinto
In Residence:Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
In Residence:Rev. Joseph Moncada
ContactContact
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

 
WheelchairWheel Chair Accessible

Office HoursOffice Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
ConfessionSacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Please call the Pastor for other times
BaptismSacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office
MarriageSacrament of Matrimony
Please contact the Pastor at least one year in advance and prior to booking your hall.
RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Please contact the office
Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus
GK Arturo De Leon - 437-984-1344
tigerdeleon@gmail.com
St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please call 647-499-5594
Schools 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

Precious Blood
 
Thinking about the priesthood or religious life? Hearing Jesus' call "Come and follow me"? Not sure?

Visit Vocations Toronto at www.vocationstoronto.ca, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

Communion for the SickSacraments 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 MinistriesOther 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.

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    Precious Blood Parish
    Friday, June 18, 2021 - 11st week in Ordinary Time
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    Welcome to Precious Blood Parish


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    Very honoured to present this Blessing from Pope Francis to Deacon Bill Daly celebrating his 40th anniversary as a Deacon. June 6, 2021.

    Deacon Bill

     
    Jesus the Good Shepherd Prayer Group

    We meet every afternoon at 3:00pm for Divine Mercy (except Saturday) and at 7:30pm to pray the Holy Rosary.

    Please join my meeting from your computer or phone

    You can also dial in using your phone.
    (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

    Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
    - One-touch: tel:+16474979391,,305895949#

    Access Code: 305-895-949

    New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: global.gotomeeting.com/install/305895949

     
    Online Bereavement Introductory Program

    The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education, which assists and accompanies the bereaved in exploring grief, experiencing healing and renewing faith.

    Click here for information

     
    Online Separated/Divorced Introductory Program

    The program provides 4 weeks of psycho-education which assists and accompanies the separated/divorced in exploring grief, experiencing healing and renewing faith.

    Click here for information

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Please remember in in your prayers Maria who was called back to the Lord. May she Rest In Peace

    Obituary

     
    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 pwood126@gmail.com.

     
    SATURDAY ROSARY & CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY

    Chaplet of Divine Mercy Rosary

    Join us in praying the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy every Saturday via Zoom @ 8:30 am

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/8930

    Click here for more info.

     
    The Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Canada – Toronto Diocesan Council is offering a $ 3,000 scholarship the University of Toronto – St. Michael's College.

    Eligibility requirements:

  • Catholic female student applying to St. Michael's College, University of Toronto as her first college of choice
  • Must enter the Faculty of Arts and Science in one of the following areas of study: Commerce, Computer Science, Humanities and Social Sciences or Sciences.

    Deadline of Application: August 31, 2021

    For more information, please contact Sandy Bassett at bassettsandy@gmail.com or Vicki del Prado at vickidelprado@ymail.com.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Bundle Up Sunday – June 19-20
    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.

    Bundle up flyer Items accepted
    Check out our flyer List of items accepted

     
    From the Pastor's Desk
    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

    Monday8:00 AM
    Tuesday8:00 AM
    Wednesday7:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM
    Friday8:00 AM
    Saturday8:00 AM
    Confessions4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Saturday5:00 PM
    Sunday8:30 AM
    10:00 AM
    12:00 PM

     

    Maximum capacity of the church is 106 people with social distancing.


    OFFICE HOURS

    Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Saturday
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Sunday
    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.


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    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.
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    Live Video Streaming
    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:

    Archived Sunday Mass.


    Humanitarian Relief – India’s COVID-19 Outbreak

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    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:

  • Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org;

  • By phone through the Development Office - 416-934-3411;

  • Through the parish, making cheques payable to: Precious Blood – India's COVID-19 Outbreak – Disaster Relief

  • The Kids' Bulletins

    A resource for kids to learn about the readings from the Sunday Mass every week. A subsitute for the Children's Liturgy that has been stopped due to the Covid restrictions:

    Kids Bulletin

    Pre-Authorized Giving
    Document Click here to download the form. Print it, fill it and follow the instruction to open your Pre Authorized Giving.

    More details are available here



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