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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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  • Financial Council
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Part of the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus is to consider Jesus as the Good Shepherd. It is not enough that Jesus rises from the dead. No, this death and resurrection and part of His live that He always gives for us. Just as at Christmas we hear that Christ is born for us, so also today we should hear that Christ dies for us and is raised for us.

    The first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, shows the early followers of Jesus willing to sacrifice and even suffer for the Lord. These followers feel the need to proclaim the presence of Jesus and His Resurrection. They feel a need to give witness to the power of Jesus at work in their lives. We modern Christian rarely feel that need and urge to give witness. We are a little uneasy about proclaiming that Jesus has risen and we are even more uneasy about giving personal testimony.

    The second reading, from the Book of Revelation, is on the same theme as the first reading: those who have offered their lives in witness to Jesus, to the Lamb of God. This reading gives witness to the multitude of martyrs in the early Church. These are women and men of every race, nation and people who were willing to give witness to the Resurrection and who paid for that witness with their lives. This reading also bears witness to the theme of the Good Shepherd when it tells us that the Lamb will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water.

    The Gospel of John today also focuses on Jesus as Shepherd but also on Jesus being one with the Father. This is a powerful statement of Jesus. We must not water it down in any way. The Father and the Son are one. We must never take the road that so many take today of beginning to think that Jesus is just a good man, who had a special relationship with God and nothing more. No, with the early followers of Jesus we must proclaim: Jesus is Lord, Jesus is God, Jesus is Savior. This witness, even in our modern, accepting age, can bring us to martyrdom.

    The promise of the Gospel today is that Jesus is with us and will be with us. We are not speaking about Jesus as an historical figure, who did nice things and spoke nice words! No, we are speaking about Jesus, who is God, who is Savior and who is Lord of all. Jesus promises to be with us and so His promise in the Gospel today is true for us as it was true for His early followers: I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.

    Let us rejoice as we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. He is our Lord and draws us to Himself. May we respond!

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Acts 13.14, 43-52
    Second Reading: Revelation 7.9, 14b-17
    Gospel: John 10.27-30

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

       

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