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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
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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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.

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto