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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
Wednesday7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM
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-12:00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 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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Visit Vocations Toronto at www.vocationstoronto.ca, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

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.

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    Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 34th week in Ordinary Time
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    Welcome to Precious Blood Parish


    NEWS
     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    As my 25 anniversary to the priesthood was during the last lockdown, thank you to the choir who presented me with this gift today. Dear friends as we go into our second lockdown be assured of all my prayers and thanks.

    God Bless,
    Fr. Xavier

     
    Advent Wreath Lighting

    During this upcoming Advent season some families have volunteered to light each candle of the Advent wreath, on the four Sundays. They will be coming at 8:45am, say a short prayer listed below. You may join them from home in the prayer. Then the family will return to their homes. This is a symbolic gesture that the church community is present here as we approach the light of Christ being born into our world.

    I will then begin my 9 am mass online in the church. May God continue to Bless you and keep you safe.

    Fr. Xavier

     
    Sir Knights in Action despite of Pandemic …

    Thank you very much to Ontario State KofC , especially the State Deputy SK David and Wheelchair foundation Chair SK Francisco for the wheelchair that we donated to the wife of Our Assembly Member.

    On behalf of St. Michael the Archangel Assembly, Thank you very much, we really appreciate it.

    Vivat Jesus.

     
    Thank you John and our Knights of Columbus Council for decorating our trees for the first time in front of the church. Reminding us of the Light of Christ.

     
     
    An invitation from our Knights of Columbus Council

    Gentlemen of our parish,

    The Knights of Columbus would like to encourage you to join us in a journey of self development and self enrichment through our brotherhood. Upon joining, you will be immediately exposed to a family of Catholic gentlemen as well as being immediately enrolled in our highly rated insurance program.

    Our fraternity was founded on charity and Christian values and has continued to advance these values for the last 140 years, throughout the world.

    We help our children.
    We help our less fortunate.
    We help our Priest’s.
    We help our parish.
    We help each other.
    We love Canada and its boundless promise.
    There are no secret meetings or ceremonies.
    There is only friendship and fulfillment.
    We are a STAR Council that needs you to reach new heights.

    If you want to be a better man, make friends, connect with your community, and have some fun – then get off the couch and join us. DARE to be a Knight

    Please contact:
    Grand Knight: Arturo De Leon 437-984-1344 or tigerdeleon@gmail.com.

     
    Jesus the Good Shepherd Prayer group

    We meet every evening at 7:30pm to pray the Rosary and few hymns. We meet every day **except Saturday **at 3pm to pray the Divine Mercy with intercession

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://www.gotomeet.me/GilbertRodrigues

    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.

     
    ShareLife

    Thank you to all who gave to this year's ShareLife campaign. We reached $61,189.05 which is 87.8% of our parish goal.

    This will help a lot of people in need this time of year.

    God Bless!

     
    Humanitarian Relief

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines is struggling through one of the worst typhoon seasons in decades after six significant storms made landfall on the Southeast Asian nation in just three weeks. The Archdiocese of Toronto is now accepting humanitarian relief donations to help those affected by these devastating disasters.

    Please click here to donate.

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear parishioners, to ensure the safe delivery of your 2021 collection envelope box, we've decided to mail them to everyone. You should be getting a yellow envelope in the mail which contains all your envelopes plus the collection box that has been reduced to fit in. Thank you so much for your patience, we thought this was the best way to do it during the the pandemic.

    God Bless,
    Fr. Xavier

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    I would like to thank the estate of Vera Kathleen Rock for a generous donation to our parish.

    Vera passed away to the arms of Lord last year. Alive in the Lord, until we meet again.

     
    Invitation

    With joy and gratitude to the Lord The Congregation of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood Latinoamericana and Atlantic Provinces cordially invites you to the Solemn Eucharistic Celebration on the feastday of St. Francis Xavier, our patron and the Rite of Definitive Incorporation of

    GERARDO VALENCIA LAGUARTILLA

    On December 3, 2020, Thursday, 7:30 in the evening Parish of San Francisco de Borja, Archdiocese of Lima, Peru

    *The celebration will be live streamed via Facebook:

  • Parroquia San Francisco de Borja-oficial and
  • Gerardo Laguartilla

    Check out our poster:

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    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear Parishioners,

    I hope you are all well, just a little note to say thanks to all of you for all your support and prayers for Precious Blood Parish. Read more...

     
    Special Days of Confessions during Avent

    Wednesday, December 9, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Wednesday, December 16, 7:30 - 9:00pm

     
    All Souls Day

    On November 2 at 8:00am we will celebrate a mass for All Souls day.

    Beginning Nov 2 until Nov 30th, we will pray for our deceased loved ones and all the souls in purgatory. Please write the names of your deceased loved ones on the All Souls Envelopes found in your donation boxes or in the church. Please place your envelope in the collection box. During the month of November at all masses, we will remember all intentions placed in the box.

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    No upcoming events


     
     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Starting November 30 till further notice.

    Church is open for private prayer with 10 person rule in effect:

    Monday
    8:30am - 9:30am

    Wednesday
    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Friday
    8:30am - 9:30am

    Sunday
    9:30am - 10:30am

    Our online masses are:

    Monday 8am
    Tuesday 8am
    Wednesday 7pm
    Thursday 8am
    Friday 8am
    Saturday 8am
    Sunday 9am

    www.preciousblood.ca


    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:


    From the Pastor's Desk
    Dear Friends,

    As of Monday, November 23rd, we must restrict attendance inside the church to 10 people. Sadly, due to these measures, public Masses must be temporarily cancelled. It is not possible for our parish to remain open at this time in a way that is safe and able to control the restricted number of people permitted in the building.

    While I recognize it is not a substitute for attending Mass in person, I encourage you to view online/livestream/televised Masses. A full list is available at archtoronto.org.

    We will be celebrating mass Monday 8am, Tuesday 8am, Wednesday 7Pm, Friday 8am and Sunday 9am in our church (for you and all intentions that have been booked in our church) on our streaming channel, you can find the link on our website, www.preciousblood.ca.

    Also, all non-essential meetings in the parish will move to virtual meetings or they may be postponed. Our staff will also be working remotely in large part wherever possible. Please continue to call or email the office if you are in need of anything.

    Baptisms and Funerals will still be done at our parish with the new 10 person rule in effect. If you have a baptism coming up you will be contacted soon.

    You may continue to drop off your donation envelopes in our mail slot or perhaps mail them or perhaps consider using P.A.G (pre-authorizes giving) or donate online on our church website.

    We recognize these measures are extremely challenging. I am also so incredibly grateful for the efforts of our heroic volunteers who have been faithfully welcoming parishioners and cleaning the church between services, ensuring that we can operate safely and responsibly. Your selflessness and generosity is inspiring!

    So many of the faithful rely on the reception of the sacraments and our churches to find solace, peace and support during this period of pandemic. Despite these new restrictions, we will make every effort to continue our outreach to you. We also ask that you find opportunities to assist those who are vulnerable or alone among us.

    We will continue to update you as the situation evolves. We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. Please check our church website and church social media sites for updates. May God continue to bless you now and always!

    Fr. Xavier
    Pastor Precious Blood Parish


    Registration Forms for First Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation
    First Reconciliation & First CommunionConfirmation

    Registration form

    Letter to parents

    Registration form

    Letter to candidates

    Pre-Authorized Giving
    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



    Today...
    Masses
    8:00 AM Mass
    Readings
    First Reading:Revelation 18.1-2, 21-23; 19.1-3, 9a
    Gospel:Luke 21.20-28
    Office Hours
    Today the office is closed
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    No confessions today. Please call the office.

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