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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
Administrative Assistant:Nadine Kotes
Youth Minister:Chico Nuguid
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: preciousbloodtoronto@gmail.com
www.PreciousBlood.ca

 
Wheel Chair Accessible

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(lunch from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM)

Friday:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.
Youth Ministry
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Email PBPyouth@gmail.com for more information, or call Chico at 416-751-2661 ext. 224
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.
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  • Eucharistic Fraternity
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  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
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  • Music Ministries

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Friday, December 15, 2017 - Advent
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, August 21, 2016

    All discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it—this quote from the second reading today expresses the teaching of the readings for this 21st Sunday of the year.

    Most of us prefer the peaceful fruit of righteousness but without the pain of discipline. Yet the Scriptures are so clear: we must learn discipline in order to love God and others. It is only discipline learned in trying to be faithful to God that will help us embrace the pains that ultimately lead to joy.

    The first reading today is from the Prophet Isaiah. This prophet has many passages that express tenderness and love and joy and delight. The passage today is not that way! Today's passage is not difficult and not a sour teaching. When we hear these words, we can feel some consolation: "I know their works and their thoughts…; they shall come and see my glory.

    This passage implies, however, that God chooses us. We like to think that we choose God. Of course, both aspects are true, but even in our choosing of God, it is God who acts and chooses us. We humans almost always think of ourselves as autonomous and able to choose whatever we want. That is indeed a part of our freedom. Yet if we choose against God, we choose slavery and not freedom.

    The Letter to the Hebrews from which our second reading today is taken, tells us that we have forgotten God or at least we have forgotten the discipline needed to seek God. Often we want to feel encouraged by positive words, but the early Christian writers were not afraid also to tell the truth: we have become unfaithful. Many of us experience that from time to time. We become aware of our brokenness and our inability to seek God just with our own will power. The challenge again is to keep on trying, trusting that God will eventually help us.

    Luke's Gospel today reminds us: "Strive to enter through the narrow gate." There is always hope as we keep on striving. It is when we stop striving and stop seeking God that the way forward begins to block us.

    So we can think of the message of this Sunday as encouragement to keep on striving to be faithful to God, even when we can see and know our own failures. It is as if God Himself is telling us: Do not give up hope! Trust in the Lord forever.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 66.18-21
    Second Reading: Hebrews 12.5-7, 11-13
    Gospel: Luke 13.22-30

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

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2017
    2016

    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto