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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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  • Eucharistic Fraternity
  • Financial Council
  • Holy Communion
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  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, May 22, 2016

    Last week we celebrated the Holy Spirit. This week we celebrate the Three Divine Persons in the One God. It is a mystery beyond our comprehension and yet we are invited to understand it just a bit from the Scriptures and from the words of Jesus Himself.

    The first reading, from the Book of Proverbs, speaks of Wisdom in such a way as to lead us to understand Wisdom as at least an aspect of God and perhaps even as personal. As with much that comes to us from the Jewish Scriptures, the notion of Wisdom needs meditation and contemplation from us. We moderns often want a textbook rather than to take the time to savor the rich variety of meanings in Holy Scripture. The Holy Trinity is one of those great mysteries of our faith in which we must find ourselves at rest. We can only do this is we take time to savor and to grasp a bit the connections throughout all of Scripture.

    The second reading, from the Letter to the Romans, gives us a reference to God, to the Son and to the Spirit, all in the same reading. This is not the only place in the New Testament Scriptures that we find such a reference, but it is a clear reference to the Holy Trinity. Again, we need to take time to understand who God is, who Jesus Christ is and who the Spirit is—as given to us in our Christian Scriptures. If we don't take time, we will never know the richness of this doctrine and the wonderful gift that we have received in Jesus Christ.

    The Gospel of John given to us today is another reference to each of the Three Persons of the Trinity and tells us, from the point of Jesus, a bit about the relationship of the Three Persons. First, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus and His role is to help us understand Jesus and live the mystery of Divine Life that Jesus gives to us. Jesus also tells us that all that the Father has is also possessed by Jesus because the Father has given it to Him. The Spirit takes from what is given to Jesus by the Father and gives it to us, declares it to us.

    This is an incredibly powerful statement but the wording sometimes leaves us without understanding. From all the Jesus tells us, we know that He, Jesus, loves us with the same love as the Father loves Him. It would take us an eternity to understand this love, but in this life, we must come to believe this: God loves us and wants us to share His life. God does not reject us because of sin. On the contrary, because of sin, Jesus comes to save us. That is an ongoing and present action, not something that happened once and is over.

    So we are invited today to share in the life of the Trinity, the very life of God. We are invited to live in a way that reflects this Divine Love in our lives. Let us walk with Jesus because only in Him can we begin to understand, however little, this immense mystery of God's love for us.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Proverbs 8.22-31
    Second Reading: Romans 5.1-5
    Gospel: John 16.12-15

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

       

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