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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
  • Music Ministries - Adults
  • Music Ministries

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    Reflections

    for Sunday, May 29, 2016

    The Lord feeds us! This is the basic reality of our lives. The Lord feeds us with Himself, with spiritual food, and the Lord is present every moment of our lives. Our Lord is not a magician and so does not magically fix the brokenness of our lives. Instead, Jesus promises always to be with us, in Sacrament, in Word, in every moment of our daily lives.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Genesis and is given to us simply because Abram (later Abraham) receives bread and wine from Melchizedek. This figure of Melchizedek appears out of nowhere and disappears again, never to be heard of after this short appearance in Scripture. Melchizedek becomes the symbol of a righteous king who appears and disappears - and in that sense lives forever. We moderns are no so open to such symbols, but even in modern life, we use symbols. Melchizedek is King of Righteousness - that is he stands for all that is right and good in life. Melchizedek brings gifts of bread and wine and thus we Christians see in him a prefiguration of Jesus, coming unexpectedly to save us.

    The second reading is from the First Letter to the Corinthians and gives us an account of the institution of the Eucharist - the giving thanks with bread and wine which mystically and really makes present for us, in us and in our world, the great sacrifice of redemption of our Lord Jesus. Even after all these centuries, none of us can fully grasp the incredible gift that Jesus gives us of Himself in this transformation of bread and wine into His own body and blood.

    The Gospel is from Saint Luke and is about feeding the multitude. No one believed that Jesus could feed that immense amount of people with just five loaves and two fish. Very few today believe that Jesus truly feeds us and the millions that come to him with His own body and blood in the gifts of bread and wine brought to the Eucharistic celebration.

    Corpus Christi, this great celebration of the Body and Blood of the Lord, celebrates this gift of Jesus to us. You and I can receive this gift. We ask for faith each day so that we continue to believe that Jesus does truly love us so much that He has given Himself for us once and for all and that this gift is ours every time that we participate in the Holy Eucharist. Jesus is present. Our faith calls us to participate. May this sharing in the Body and Blood of the Lord unite us with all peoples of all times - but especially now in our service of the poor and of one another.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Genesis 14.18-20
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11.23-26
    Gospel: Luke 9.11b-17

    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