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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.

Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

  • You can set up a Pre-Authorized Giving by contacting our parish office. Details are shown on the Pre-Authorized Giving page.

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.

  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.

    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’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all 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
    Wednesday7:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM
    Friday8:00 AM
    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-12:00pm
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
    Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 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
    GK Arturo De Leon - 437-984-1344
    tigerdeleon@gmail.com
    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

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, December 25, 2016

    At this Mass during the day, the Prophet Isaiah tells us: "all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God." Those of us who celebrated the Midnight Mass remember the Prophet telling us of the joy of those walking in darkness who now can see a great light. The focus in the Mass during the Day is on this light, Jesus Himself, going out to all the world. The ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God!

    This first reading from the Prophet Isaiah at the Mass during the Day also tells us this: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, "Your God is King!" It is Jesus Himself who constantly calls us to God the Father by giving us peace, proclaiming the Good News that God loves us, assuring us that He will forgive our sins and inviting us to acknowledge that God is King. On this Christmas Day we can renew our faith that God loves us and has become a little child so that we can see His love for us.

    The second reading at this Mass is from the Letter to the Hebrews. It reminds us that God has spoken of Jesus: "I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me." Our Jewish ancestors knew how to use the Scriptures to make their point, but not to distort Scripture. The challenge for each of us on Christmas Day is to allow the Father to possess our lives and to see Him in Jesus. The Father and the Son are one in the Holy Spirit. We ourselves find our lives constantly challenged in faith and in action. Today, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are invited to acknowledge His divinity in His humanity once more and to thank the Father.

    The Gospel of this Mass during the Day always comes from the Prologue of John's Gospel. "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory." We are invited to look deeply at this mystery, to recognize God in Jesus and to see that are invited to share in this divine mystery by actually sharing in the divinity of Jesus. Our faith can never become simply something we do. Our faith must be at the very center of our lives and reflect our deepest belief about God, about creation and about love itself. God sends us His Son because of His love for us. God wants us fully alive in our humanity and freed from all sin and brokenness.

    So we can rejoice in the tradition that tells us: Christ is born for us today. Come, let us adore Him. It is for us that Christ is born. For us! This love that God has for us comes to us today and we see this love in the little baby who grows and matures and offers His life for us. Come, let us adore Him.At this Mass during the day, the Prophet Isaiah tells us: "all the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God." Those of us who celebrated the Midnight Mass remember the Prophet telling us of the joy of those walking in darkness who now can see a great light. The focus in the Mass during the Day is on this light, Jesus Himself, going out to all the world. The ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God!

    This first reading from the Prophet Isaiah at the Mass during the Day also tells us this: "How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, "Your God is King!" It is Jesus Himself who constantly calls us to God the Father by giving us peace, proclaiming the Good News that God loves us, assuring us that He will forgive our sins and inviting us to acknowledge that God is King. On this Christmas Day we can renew our faith that God loves us and has become a little child so that we can see His love for us.

    The second reading at this Mass is from the Letter to the Hebrews. It reminds us that God has spoken of Jesus: "I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me." Our Jewish ancestors knew how to use the Scriptures to make their point, but not to distort Scripture. The challenge for each of us on Christmas Day is to allow the Father to possess our lives and to see Him in Jesus. The Father and the Son are one in the Holy Spirit. We ourselves find our lives constantly challenged in faith and in action. Today, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are invited to acknowledge His divinity in His humanity once more and to thank the Father.

    The Gospel of this Mass during the Day always comes from the Prologue of John's Gospel. "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory." We are invited to look deeply at this mystery, to recognize God in Jesus and to see that are invited to share in this divine mystery by actually sharing in the divinity of Jesus. Our faith can never become simply something we do. Our faith must be at the very center of our lives and reflect our deepest belief about God, about creation and about love itself. God sends us His Son because of His love for us. God wants us fully alive in our humanity and freed from all sin and brokenness.

    So we can rejoice in the tradition that tells us: Christ is born for us today. Come, let us adore Him. It is for us that Christ is born. For us! This love that God has for us comes to us today and we see this love in the little baby who grows and matures and offers His life for us. Come, let us adore Him.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 9.2-4, 6-7
    Second Reading: Titus 2.11-14
    Gospel: Luke 2.1-14

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

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2020
    2019
    2018
    2017
    2016

    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto