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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.
Youth Ministry
Like the PBP Youth Ministry page on Facebook
or follow @PBPyouth on Instagram for updates.
Email PBPyouth@gmail.com for more information, or call Chico at 416-751-2661 ext. 224
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


 
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.

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
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Lent - Feast of Chair of St. Peter
    Quick Info Sheet

    Welcome to Precious Blood Parish


    NEWS
    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:

    Fr. Ed Murphy
    Gloria Wilson
    Mercia Larcina
    Norma Da Costa

     
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    Tax Receipts & 2018 Donation Envelopes

    Please pick up your 2017 Tax Receipts from the table in the main entrance. If your address has changed kindly call the church office. Please do not use previous years donation envelopes. 2018 boxed envelopes are available in the office.

     
    JOIN US FOR CONCERT & DINNER AT BEAUTIFUL MOUNT CARMEL

    Precious Blood parish is returning to beautiful Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre in Niagara Falls for a wonderful afternoon concert by Saint Thomas More Parish (Niagara Falls) Choir followed by a delicious dinner. Opportunity for free time too!

    All-inclusive price is $60.00 per person.

    For more information, call Ann Mullan at 416-449-9788.

     
    The Call for Conscience 2018 Campaign

    Sign-Up Sundays! February 24/25 & March 3/4. We Need Your Help!

    The Call for Conscience 2018 Campaign is underway. Cardinal Collins and bishops across Ontario are asking for an email address from every Catholic family in their community, with a goal of 100,000 email addresses collected by the end of February 2018. This information will be used locally by Cardinal Collins and trusted faith partners to communicate periodically (approximately 6-8 times each year) on issues of particular importance for the Catholic community.

    The first campaign of 2018 is the Call for Conscience, inviting our elected Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP's) and those seeking office this June to increase funding/access to palliative care, to protect health care workers wishing to abstain from any involvement in euthanasia/assisted suicide and to protect faith based facilities from participation in euthanasia/assisted suicide. The work builds on a similar campaign in 2017.

    Please take a moment to provide your contact information at the back of the church on the weekends of February 24/25 and March 3/4.

    Thank you for living a faith that acts!

     
    ADORATION & CONFESSIONS

    Each Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 pm to 6:55 pm join us for prayer and Adoration followed by Benediction. Confessions will be during Adoration.

     
    STATIONS OF THE CROSS

    Stations will be celebrated on Fridays during Lent following the 7:00 pm mass lead by different ministries using different forms of the Way of the Cross. (no stations on Good Friday)

     
    MASSES DURING THE LENTEN SEASON

    Regular mass schedule will continue with the addition of a 7:00 pm Mass each Friday.

     
    Liturgical Dance Group "God's Little Angels"

    Dancers Needed: 5-12 years
    Perform during Special Masses throughout the year. Next Performance Easter 10:00am Mass

    Rehearsal Dates: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 2-4pm in the church

    Assistants needed: Teens 13-18 years, volunteer hours

    Please call Vickie at 416-526-1661.

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear Parishioners:

    As we begin this season of Lent we have an opportunity to symbolize our acts of almsgiving, charity, prayer and mercy. When you perform one of these acts we invite you to place a leaf (supplied at base) on the tree next to the altar. You can place as many as you want as you fulfill these acts. I am sure by Easter our tree will be full of our acts of kindness.

    God Bless,
    Fr. Xavier

     
    Canada Summer Jobs Program

    Be Informed & Reach Out to Your MP

    The federal government has introduced new requirements for employers applying for the Canada Summer Jobs grant.

    To be eligible for funding, employers must attest that both the job and the organization's core mandate respect certain "values" as determined by the federal government including the government's position on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Organizations unable or unwilling to make this attestation in whole or in part will be deemed ineligible for the grant.

    This requirement is clearly unjust.

    Many Catholic organizations throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto and many other faiths involved in charitable activity at soup kitchens, shelters, refugee welcome centres or summer camps are impacted by this decision.

    Please take a moment to visit archtoronto.org/summerjobs for more information.

     
    GOING GREEN

    At Precious Blood Church, we as good caretakers of the earth that God gave us are starting to practice the 3 R's. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! A lot of people think of recycling, but the most important step is to reduce our use of the limited resources of the earth: fossil fuels, power, non-renewable resources etc. Part of reducing also involves purchasing supplies which fulfill the 2nd and 3rd R's in that they can be reused and then at the end of their useful life be recycled.

    At Precious Blood we are now implementing the 3 R's by reducing our use of disposable products at social events. We hope that this initiative will be embraced and supported by all parishioners.

     
    Lenten Mission

    February 26 to 28, 2018.

    The sessions will begin with mass at 7:00 PM, followed by talk at 7:30-8:30 pm.

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    UPCOMING EVENTS
    Exercise Group
    Thursday, February 22 at 11:00 AM.

    EDGE Night

    Thursday, February 22, at 6:00 PM

    Knights of Columbus Training
    Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 pm.

    Adult choir practice
    Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 pm

    Prayer Group
    Friday, February 23 at 7:00 pm

    Legion of Mary
    Saturday February 24 at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima room

    Junior Legion of Mary
    Saturday February 24 at 11:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima room

    Children's Choir Practice
    Saturday, February 24 at 3:00 pm in Frank O'Connor room.

    FILL YOUR CUP AT THE WELL OF PRECIOUS BLOOD SPIRITUALITY
    Next meeting: February 24, 3:00 PM in the Frank O'Connor room

    Are you looking for ways to shape your family, community, ministry and prayer life?

    FILL YOUR CUP AT THE WELL OF PRECIOUS BLOOD SPIRITUALITY is a formation program that helps lay people better understand the call of the laity to a spirituality that nourishes a culture of life, peace and reconciliation. It is also to foster a deeper Appreciation of your Spiritual Life and a better Understanding of the Call of the Laity (Family, Youth, Educators & Volunteers) in the church and world today.

    All are welcome to join us on Saturdays from 3 pm to 4 pm in the Parish Frank O'Connor room on the following dates: February 24, March 3, 10, April 7, 21, May 5, 19, June 2.


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    FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
    Saturday, February 24 at 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM in the church Hall

    Choir practice - 12 noon choir
    Saturday, February 24 at 6:00 pm

    Legion of Mary
    (after all masses March 3 - 4)

    Recruitment and "Bookbarrow".

    Come & Find out More about our Legion of Mary and get to know the group.

    Mother Mary is awaiting your membership.

    Visit us at the foyer to browse the books and/or pick up an information brochure!

    Lenten Mission
    February 26 to 28, 2018.

    First session: Monday, February 26

    The sessions will begin with mass at 7:00 PM, followed by talk at 7:30-8:30 pm.

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    Exercise Group
    Tuesday, February 27 at 11:00 AM.

    Lenten Mission
    February 26 to 28, 2018.

    Second session: Tuesday, February 27

    The sessions will begin with mass at 7:00 PM, followed by talk at 7:30-8:30 pm.

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    International Dance Auditions
    Sunday, February 18, 2:00 PM

    Lenten Mission
    February 26 to 28, 2018.

    Third session: Wednesday, February 28

    The sessions will begin with mass at 7:00 PM, followed by talk at 7:30-8:30 pm.

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    Our programs resumes on Thursday, Marcvh 1 at 6:30 pm in the church hall.

    All high school students are welcome to attend. Bring a friend.

    Mass & Bible Study
    Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 PM

    Adult choir practice
    Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm

    Bible Study
    Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM

    Stations of the Cross
    Friday, March 2 at 7:30 PM

    Legion of Mary
    Saturday March 3 at 9:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima room

    Junior Legion of Mary
    Saturday March 3 at 11:30 am in Our Lady of Fatima room

    Liturgical Dancers practice
    Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 PM

    Children's Choir Practice
    Saturday, March 3 at 3:00 pm in Frank O'Connor room.

    FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
    Saturday, March 3 at 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM in the church Hall

    Choir practice - 12 noon choir
    Saturday, March 3 at 6:00 pm

    A Refugee's Story: from Africa to Canada
    The Precious Blood Council of the Catholic Women's League invites all Parishioners to a presentation on Sunday March 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Church Hall. Come and listen to the experiences of a young man from the Ivory Coast, on his journey from a refugee camp in Ghana to his new home in Canada. Ephrem was one of the candidates from the refugee settlement initiative of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

    Click to check out our flyer

    Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy
    April 7 - 9, 2018

    Knights of Columbus invites you to join in this spiritual journey to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Eden Hill Stockbridge, MA, USA.

    Cost: per person:

  • $245 – quad room
  • $275 – triple room
  • $295 – double room

    To register or for more information:
    Jose Reyes at 416-759-2051
    George Fernandes 416-493-0016
    email georgefernandes2910@hotmail.com

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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.

    Click here



    Today...
    Masses
    8:00 AM Mass
    Readings
    First Reading:1 Peter 5.1-4
    Gospel:Matthew 16.13-19
    Intentions
    8:00 AM + Alex Taylor ( req. Susan Palmer)
    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 this Sunday's reflection
     
    Masses on the coming days

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