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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.

Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

  • You can set up a Pre-Authorized Giving by contacting our parish office. Details are shown on the Pre-Authorized Giving page.

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.

  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.

    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’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all 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


     
    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
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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    News and Announcements

    ShareLife Campaign

    The Archdiocese has given ShareLife permission to resume their campaign into the fall this year. We have scheduled three collection weekends, as follows:

    - September 12-13, 2020
    - October 10-11, 2020 (Thanksgiving weekend)
    - November 7-8, 2020 (if necessary)

     
    Pray for Vocations

    "Seek the Lord while he may be found. . ." While searching, listen; could it be that you are being called to serve as a priest, deacon, sister or brother?

    If God is calling you contact Fr. Matt McCarthy, Director of Vocations, Archdiocese of Toronto at 416-968-0997, email vocations@archtoronto.org, www.vocationstoronto.ca.

     
    ShareLife

    Thank you to everyone we are well on our way to reach our parish goal after our first sharelife weekend.

    God bless you all.

     
    ORAT's Refugee Resettlement Program for Members of the General Public

    The Archdiocese of Toronto's Office for Refugees (ORAT) is preparing for the 2021 submission period. As such, we would like to announce details of our online registration for members of the General Public who wish to sponsor family members who are in need of refugee resettlement.

    Read more information here.

     
    Sacrament of Confirmation

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We have been given permission to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the candidates who have been waiting since last spring.

    The Confirmation Masses will take place on the following dates.
    • Monday September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursday October 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

    To maintain social distancing and occupancy rules for our church we can only permit 17 candidates at each mass with five guests per candidate (the five guests include the candidate's sponsor) allowed. We require you to arrive at church by 6:30 p.m. We ask you and your guests to be seated at the pew marked with your child's name.

    Should a candidate's sponsor be unable to attend due to travel restrictions, a proxy may stand in for the sponsor.

    Confirmation candidates will sit in the same pew as their family and guests. Everyone two-years of age or older is required to wear a mask or face covering.

    To reserve your child's space at one of the masses. Please contact Ann from the parish office at 416-704-0435.

    In preparation for the ceremony, candidates are encouraged to read scripture (consider reading the Acts of the Apostles, found in the New Testament) and pray daily. The students dress attire should be their "Sunday best". There will be no gowns or group pictures.

    I would like to thank all the parents/guardians and candidates for their patience and perseverance during this time of the pandemic while waiting so we can safely celebrate this very important Sacrament of Confirmation.

    Yours in Christ,

    Andrew Hume
    Confirmation Program Coordinator

     
    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.

    Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

    It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

    Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

  • You can set up a Pre-Authorized Giving by contacting our parish office. Details are shown on the Pre-Authorized Giving page.

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.

  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.

    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’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all be able to gather together again soon.

    Yours in Christ,

    Fr. Xavier De Pinto

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    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear parishioners,

    Our hall flooded 3 times during July and August. We had to change the drain to a bigger one.

    Thanks for your on going support, we were able to make the upgrade. We hope to upgrade the ramp side entrance to the hall which needs the same repair.

    God Bless.

     
    The Archdiocese Office for Refugees

    The Archdiocese Office for Refugees has a program to assist parishioners who would like to sponsor a family member that is in need of refugee sponsorship. This program is intended to assist parishioners only.

    If you are a parishioner, and would like to sponsor a family member, please contact the parish office to schedule a meeting with the pastor prior to November 15. The Office for Refugees will look to the sponsoring family to provide the necessary funds for sponsorship.

     
    From the Pastor's Desk

    Dear Parishioners,

    as we come to the end of summer please keep in your prayers our students and teachers who will be starting the school year soon.

    As with the new reality of social distancing and limited space to meet at our parish our R.C.I.A and sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation classes will be online this year. Further information will be communicated by the leaders in each program.

    All of you have been so generous with your donations during this trying time and with such uncertainty. As you know our Sharelife campaign was just starting when Covid started in March. The new dates for the Sharelife collection will be September 12-13, October 10-11 and November 7-8. We have reached half way of $70,000 parish goal, thanks again for helping the most vulnerable in the many agencies Sharelife supports.

    We have not decided to commence our weekly bulletin at this time but please constantly check our parish website www.preciousblood.ca which is updated frequently.

     
    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto