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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
Like the PBP Youth Ministry page on Facebook
or follow @PBPyouth on Instagram for updates.
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


 
Thinking about the priesthood or religious life? Hearing Jesus' call "Come and follow me"? Not sure?

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

    please check out our Telephone Directory.

  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Friday, December 15, 2017 - Advent
    Quick Info Sheet

    Reflections

    for Sunday, October 23, 2016

    The Lord hears the cries of the oppressed! The teaching today is very clear: we must come before the Lord as people who have no rights at all and only ask his mercy. If we want to pray, we need to accept all of our failures and our brokenness.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Sirach, one of the wisdom books. These books teach us what we might call “good manners” with the Lord. It seems obvious that if God is God and we are not God, we should come to God with humility and love and respect. Yet we humans don't always do that. Far too often, we turn to God when we want something or when things are wrong or bad - almost as if we blame God for all that is bad and want God to change that. When things are fine, we don't need God and so we no longer spend time with God.

    Sirach tells us that the prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds, it reaches to God and God answers. We will hear this repeated in the Gospel today. The message is for us! How do we pray? Are we humble or do we demand? Do we insist on our way or place our hopes and desires in the Lord and say, with Jesus: Your will be done!

    Our second reading is from the Second Letter to Timothy. Again we find the same lesson: everyone else can abandon us, leaving us poor and needy, but the Lord is always with us, giving us strength. This was the experience of Saint Paul and he shares it with us to encourage us in our Christian life.

    The Gospel today, from Saint Luke, is the wonderful story of two people who go up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. Anyone in the time of Jesus would have known that a Pharisee was always faithful to the Law and to the practices of his faith. Tax collectors were despised on all sides because they did the work for the Romans of taking money from people who had little. The difference in their prayer is striking and should touch our hearts. The Pharisee tells God how good he is while the tax collector simply asks for mercy because he knows that he is a sinner.

    And me, what do I think of myself? And you? Are we able to come before the Lord and simply ask for mercy? May it be.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Sirach 35.15-17, 20-22
    Second Reading: 2 Timothy 4.6-8, 16-18
    Gospel: Luke 18.9-14

    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