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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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

    for Sunday, October 2, 2016

    Habakkuk the Prophet tells us today: "the just one, because of his faith, shall live." You and I are called be "the just one" in our daily lives, but that will cost us our lives because it means giving up everything for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

    This first reading today, from the Prophet Habakkuk, is a stern warning to the people and the leaders: turn away from all that is not of God and seek only God and God's will. That same warning can be given in every day and age. Human history does not change very much. We humans seem always to go off course and then we begin to seek not the Lord but the things that give us please in this life. We really don't want to believe that there is another life that might put some kind of requirements in this life. We prefer to think that if there is a God, that God will always accept us just as we are. This kind of thinking soon leads to a sense of no God at all and that this life is just about us getting what we can.

    The second reading comes from Paul's Second Letter to Timothy. This letter gives advice to Timothy about how to live a life of faith. We need such advice, every day. The core teaching of this small part of the letter that we have heard today is this: "For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control." This relates to clear to both the first reading and the Gospel today!

    In the thinking of the world, power is about control of others. In the thinking of the Gospel power is about love and self-control. We can think today about our own way of dealing with power. All of us have power over others in varying ways. How do we live out that mystery of power?

    The Gospel from Saint Luke today brings us a teaching on faith: how to live our faith in daily life. Clearly we all have faith in varying degrees. We cannot judge the degree of faith in another person. We are called simply to keep our eyes on the Lord and be aware that He is with us and asks us to follow Him. We get uneasy about our faith, just as Saint Peter did when he began to walk on the water, which is not the normal happening of life. When our faith asks of us something that is out of the normal, then we often doubt our own faith. Rarely, we are able to respond with a completely giving of self—but that would be such a wonderful response if we could do it.

    Today the readings call us to conversion and to seek to live in such a way that we can give ourselves completely to the following of the Lord Jesus.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Habakkuk 1.2-3; 2.2-4
    Second Reading: 2 Timothy 1.6-8, 13-14
    Gospel: Luke 17.5-10

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

       

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