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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
    Monday, September 21, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Feast of St. Matthew
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, March 5, 2017

    Lent! Once more we begin this time of year that we call "Lent." It is a time of year when we reflect more on our sinfulness and the need for salvation and redemption. Today many people in our world no longer believe in God and no longer recognize that there is sin. People make mistakes but they don't sin. The challenge of a world without God is no longer repentance but helping people not make mistakes.

    Our Scriptures teach us clearly about sin. Sin is choosing that which separates us from God and from others. Sins can be serious or they can be minor. Our first reading today, from the Book of Genesis, gives us the story of how our ancestors saw sin come into the world. We call this first sin the original sin and that first sin is passed along to all of us so that we are born into a world already touched and marked by original sin. The teaching of this reading is clear: sin exists and touched our ancestors and touches all of us.

    The second reading, from the Letter to the Romans, picks up this teaching and expands it a bit. The last bit of this second reading is what we need to hear, over and over: "For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so, through the obedience of the one, the many will be made righteous." We hear clearly that although we all suffer the consequences of sin, so also every one of us can share in salvation and redemption. Our ancestors all suffered under sin and had no way to salvation and redemption until the coming of Jesus Christ, who is our Lord.

    The Gospel of Matthew that we hear today is about Christ in the desert. As Jesus begins His public life, the evil one, the devil, comes to try to seduce Him. Jesus has taken on our human life. Jesus had to fight temptation, just as we do. But Jesus never chooses sin and death. We do. But because Jesus chose life and the will of His Father, Jesus has broken the hold of sin and death on all of us and allowed us to become free from sin in Him.

    Even at the beginning of Lent, we must keep our eyes focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is only the death and resurrection of our Lord which allows us to be saved. Our freedom from sin is a gift of Jesus to us. Jesus was willing to die for us so that we could have the power to live His life and also triumph over sin and death.

    In Lent we try to strengthen our understanding of this mystery of salvation. We try to strengthen our bonds with Jesus the Lord. We practice penances of good works so that the love of Jesus overflows through us to others. Lent is a time to practice the hard discipline of love: love of God and love of others.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Genesis 2.7-9, 16-18, 25; 3.1-7++
    Second Reading: Romans 5.12-19
    Gospel: Matthew 4.1-11

    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

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