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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
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, January 29, 2017

    Seek the Lord! This Sunday the message we can hear loudly and clearly is this: Seek the Lord. It is expressed in all three of the readings and we must take some time to listen to what God is telling us!

    The first reading is from the Prophet Zephaniah and tells us how to seek the Lord: do no wrong and tell no lies! What an ideal world that would be if all of us could live that way! On the other hand, even if we fail to live that we, we can keep striving to live that way. The challenge is that our present world no longer know what good is and what wrong is. The world does not know truth from lies. We are beset on every side with values that are so different from the values given to us in the Scriptures that people become confused. Far too often, whatever the present cultures wants to call good is accepted as good and whatever it wants to call bad is accepted as bad. Yet we who follow the Lord Jesus, have the Word of God to form us and to guide us into all truth.

    The second reading comes from the First Letter to the Corinthians. This letter reminds us that if we actually do choose to follow the Word of God and to follow Jesus as our Savior, we will be considered fools. This shows up over and over today. But we are told in this reading: "God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise." It is our foolishness in following Jesus that can actually bring light to the world and perhaps even draw the world back to God. The early Christians knew that to live in Christ was to fight against the values of the world. The early Christians even know that they might have to die to proclaim the truth given to us in Christ Jesus.

    We Christians today like to be comfortable and to be well off. There is nothing wrong with that by itself, but when we are willing to water down the Word of God in order to maintain a comfortable life style, then we must recognize that we are betraying Jesus as our Lord. None of us wants to be a "fanatic," someone so obsessive about his or her religion that all we do is irritate others. On the other hand, we must be able to stand up for the truth of the teachings of Scripture and of our Catholic Church. When we find ourselves compromising because we don't want to bother others, then we are betraying our Lord once again.

    The Gospel from Saint Matthew today gives us what we call the Beatitudes. The sayings of Jesus reflect what it is to follow the Lord: poor in spirit, mourning, meek, hungering and thirsting for righteousness, merciful, clean of heart, peacemakers, persecuted for the sake of righteousness, insulted for Christ, persecuted for Christ, and evil spoken about us because of Christ. This is a pretty strong list of characteristics for us!

    The implication today is that we must give our whole being to God. We must follow Jesus with all of our strength. When we fail, we must get up and start again. Compromising with anything less than Jesus simply means following the world and its values and not following our Lord.

    My sisters and brothers, this Sunday invites us to renew our commitment to the Lord Jesus. Let us walk in His ways and accept all the suffering that will bring to us. We want to be in His kingdom now and forever.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Zephaniah 2.3; 3.12-13
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.26-31
    Gospel: Matthew 5.1-12

    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