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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


     
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    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
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, January 8, 2017

    Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you! This great solemnity of the Epiphany is about God showing Himself to us, in so many ways. Yet, unless we have eyes that can see, we will not know Him. One of the great challenges today is to open our eyes and to invite others to open their eyes. Sometimes all we can see is what is around us but with faith we begin to see how the divine is within all creation.

    The first reading today is from the Prophet Isaiah, who has guided us through Advent and Christmas to this point of the Epiphany. Isaiah is able to see a world in which everything and everyone finally starts turning to God and moving in the direction of God. We who live in the present age often find that difficult to see. Surely Isaiah did not live in a time when everyone was turning to God, but Isaiah is able to see such a world. We are challenged today to look and to see what might draw people to God. Always wars and threats of wars, natural catastrophes and awful things incline people to turn to God. But we humans are not stable. Once things get better, we forget God.

    The vision of Isaiah today is more than that fleeing from awful things with the hope that God might be nice. Instead, Isaiah sees a time when the heavenly Jerusalem will draw people, attract people and help them live in the light. You and I can do that by the way that we live if we believe.

    The second reading is taken from the Letter to the Ephesians. We are told that God has revealed to Paul that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. This was an incredible breakthrough! The Prophets had sometimes seen that God's love is for all and not just for the Jewish people. God wants everyone. Part of this great celebration of the Epiphany is to know that everyone, at all times, in all ages, is invited by the Lord to share in divinity. We can have no walls! There is no rejection! Everyone is called.

    Matthew's Gospel today gives us the story we often call “the three kings.” Sometimes we speak of Magi, but that term is more modern even if more accurate! The point of the story is that these men from others places and cultures came to worship the newborn King of the Universe. Some natural phenomenon had attracted them and they followed and in some mysterious fashion acknowledged the glory of God at work in the little baby.

    What draws us? Prophet vision? Universality of salvation? Some mysterious force of the universe? God is always seeking ways to draw us into His own life and to share that love and salvation with us. May this solemnity open our eyes today so that we can see the divine present and surrounding us always. Then we, too, can prostrate ourselves and do Him homage.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
    Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12

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

       

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