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 email@example.com 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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 19th week in Ordinary Time
A hearty congratulations with prayers and best wishes to all of our newly engaged parishioners!
Couples who are interested in having a wedding at Precious Blood must meet with Fr. Xavier a minimum of 12 months in advance of their desired wedding date and prior to booking their hall.
As a part of building their marriage on a solid foundation, couples will be required to participate in a marriage preparation course.
The community looks forward to celebrating this beautiful sacrament with you!
The Church calls marriage a sacrament of service as it unites together a man and woman for the rest of their lives in a relationship of service to one another and to the Church. It has as its end their sanctification and the sanctification of the children they will raise over the course of their life together. On the day of their wedding when the couple says their wedding vows exchanging their consent they make a beautiful gift of themselves to one another; a gift that is an imitation of Christ's gift of Himself on the cross and a sign of God's love for the world.