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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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
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-3:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
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.
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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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

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, January 24, 2016

    This Sunday the readings tell us about remembering the Word of God. The first reading, from the Prophet Nehemiah, tells about when the whole text of the Law of the Jewish Scriptures had more or less been lost and then found. The people wept as they heard it read aloud to them. We have to remember that these people had been conquered and taken into exile. There are so many displaced people today who have had the experience of losing everything. When something is found that draws them closer to their origins, there is understandable a lot of emotion.

    We hear this first reading echoed in the Gospel to day from Saint Luke. Saint Luke tells us that he is writing down his memories so that they will not be lost and so that people can better understand Jesus. This account helps us understand how people in the time of Jesus or shortly after the time of Jesus understood Him. Jesus reads aloud in the Synagogue from the Prophet Isaiah—and then tells the people that this Scripture passage is fulfilled in their hearing. Surely the people must have wondered what He meant!

    For us today, we must decide in our own hearts what the Scriptures mean to us. If we are truly believing Catholics, the Scriptures are the Word of God, given for our salvation. We have to take time to read them and to try to understand them as the Church wants them understood. So many people today have only a handed down religion which has not become a personal religion, lived out of complete faith. But that is what the Lord is asking of us: believe in the Gospel!

    The second reading, which is very long today, tells us that we are now Christ's body, and individually parts of it. That can only make sense to those who believe. We must be those people who can hear the Prophet Nehemiah and want to live our faith because it is the very center of our life. We must be those people who can listen to the Lord Jesus and know that He is truly God and that all of prophecy is fulfilled in Him. We must recognize that together we form the body of Christ. We are Christ present in our world today: bringing God to others because God has come into our lives.

    My sisters and brothers, let us walk with God and share God's love with others.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Nehemiah 8.2-4a, 5-6, 8-10++
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.12-30
    Gospel: Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21

    Homily from Abbot Philip, OSB, of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2020
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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto