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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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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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    Reflections

    for Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Woe to the complacent in Zion! - these words from the Prophet Amos can serve to stir us up a bit on this 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We don't have to become fanatics to recognize that so much of modern culture is about avoiding those who have nothing, avoiding those who are poor, avoiding those who have problems, and so on. Most of us want to feel all right about living in a way that makes us comfortable and in a way that practically blinds us to the problems of so many in our world.

    The Prophet Amos is famous in the Old Testament, the Jewish Scriptures, for poking at the complacent, for pushing those who have too much to help those who don't and for reminding everyone that God has given a way to live and we should follow the Lord. The passage today goes with the Gospel for today: remember the poor because they are always outside your door and the way that you treat them is important for your salvation!

    Today's second reading is from the First Letter to Timothy and speaks of the virtues of a good person: "pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness. Compete well for the faith." None of us would argue with such straightforward advice! On the other hand, at times we disagree about what it might mean. Put into the context of the first reading today and the Gospel, it is clear that we must go out of ourselves, pay attention to those who have less than we do and not get so caught up in our own comfort that we forget others.

    The Gospel from Luke which is given to us today repeats these admonitions but also adds that even if someone rises from the dead, people will not necessarily listen to him. This is strong medicine because it tells us that even with our faith in the Lord Jesus, we can end up ignoring those in need. Over and over in the New Testament, the Christian Scriptures, we are told that saying nice things is never enough. Our faith in the Lord Jesus must result in actual service to the poor, to the needy, to those who mourn, to those who lack clothes or food or any kind of care.

    Not only are we told to love and serve others, we are even told to go to the extremes at times and give more than is asked of us. Loving and serving others must become a way of life for us, not something that we do when we have extra time! We are invited to learn how to follow Jesus! There is no way by which we can ever say: I did what He asked of me and that is enough. No, instead, we are invited to form a living relationship with God, a relationship that is ongoing, personal and loving at every moment of our lives. Our life must become a response to HIM.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Amos 6.1a, 4-7
    Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6.11-16
    Gospel: Luke 16.19-31

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

       

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