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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
Jose Reyes - 416-759-2051
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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  • Altar Servers
  • Children's Liturgy
  • CWL
  • Eucharistic Fraternity
  • Financial Council
  • Holy Communion
  • Lectors
  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, April 24, 2016

    Today the Acts of the Apostles, in our first reading, tells us bluntly: It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.

    We have to wonder about this statement today when everyone wants everything to be easy and without hardship. We have to ponder how to speak about the kingdom of God in a way which draws people to embrace the kingdom and yet does not make the kingdom of God sound easy. For the early followers of Jesus, learning to have faith in Jesus as God was an incredible experience. Today our hearts are usually much more hardened and we do not easily believe that Jesus is God or that Jesus actually can and does touch our lives.

    The second reading today, from the Book of Revelation, tells us: Behold, God's dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them as their God.

    In our hearts we can understand how astonishing it is that God wants to be present with us. Not only with us, but with the whole human race! God wants to be our God and wants us to be His people. For so many today, God simply does not exist or if He exists, He has no interest in our daily lives. So many of us have lost a sense of awe and wonder about the presence of God.

    The Gospel today, from Saint John, reminds us: This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

    We might ask ourselves today: are others attracted to follow Jesus today because we who are His followers love one another? Are we seen more as an institution today rather than a group of people, following the Lord and caring for one another? How do we live that love that Jesus has for his followers? How do we love one another? If this love for another is the sign that we follow Jesus, how do we live such love more and more completely and profoundly?

    As we consider the three readings today and ask the Lord Jesus to form us by these readings, we can see that the hardships that we endure are the hardships of striving to love ane another. It is not easy to love even one other person, much less a whole group of people. Loving everyone seems practically impossible. Yet this is the hardship that we must accept in order to follow the Lord.

    We can also understand that we others see us striving to be faithful in love and accepting the hardships of loving one another, they can also understand that God is with us and that we are truly seeking to live as His people.

    Christ is risen, alleluia! Because of that, because Jesus died for us and rose for us, we have the power and strength to remain faithful in love and service of one another. Let us ask the Spirit to strengthen us in the Easter joy so that our love and service of one another truly is witness of God's love. Alleluia.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Acts 14.21b-27
    Second Reading: Revelation 21.1-5a
    Gospel: John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35++

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

       

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