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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, September 23, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, February 26, 2017

    God loves us! This is not easy for many of us to accept. We modify this statement in our minds and in our actions so something like this: God loves us if we are good. The readings today are a teaching about the unqualified and unconditional love that God has for us, always and in every circumstance, when we do good and when we do evil. God loves us!

    The first reading today, from the Prophet Isaiah, is so short and focuses directly on God's love for us. Zion is the symbol of God's Chosen People and complains: God has forsaken me, God has forgotten me! God replies this way: Even should a mother forget her child, I will never forget you!

    That is a really strong statement. Yes, of course, there are mothers who forget their children and mothers who even damage their children. But the image given to us is of a good mother, who lives her children even when the children are not so good. And God is even more than that. Even if we turn against God, God will never turn against us. God loves us without conditions.

    The second reading is from the First Letter to the Corinthians. The point of the reading today seems to be that we should not judge others or even judge ourselves. Only God really knows what is within us. We ourselves don't always know what is within us. We can only keep on trying to do the will of the Lord. No matter how often we may fail or even reject God, we should not judge but should seek to be converted and to live, without trying to figure out everything. We live the mystery of God's love for us by seeking to respond to that love, no matter we may fail.

    The Gospel today, from Saint Matthew, tell us again: don't worry about your life. God will provide for you.

    Probably we don't experience life that way! We hear people say: I have to take of myself because God never gives me what I need! We can recognize some truth in that, but the truth is only that we don't see God providing for us and look at our lives as something that we must accomplish, with or without God. We are invited to change our way of looking at life and to recognize that God wants us to live in His love and that He always provides all that we need. If we look at our lives as simply a gift of God that we give back to God, then life can be experiences in the way of the Gospel. Far too often, however, we look at life as something for our pleasure, something that is supposed to bring us pleasures and goods and happiness, etc. This changes life from a gift of God to something that I must take up on my own to get all that I want.

    So today, my sisters and brothers, we are invited to refocus our lives. Life is a gift and each of us is a particular mystery God has created for His glory. If we can find a way to live in that love, by following the Word of the Lord, then our lives become peaceful and filled with meaning. We won't have all that we want in terms of physical goods and money and pleasure. But we will have God now and forever. Amen.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 49.14-15
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 4.1-5
    Gospel: Matthew 6.24-34

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

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2020
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    2016

    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto