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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


     
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    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

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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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.

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto