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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, March 19, 2017

    We ask so much of God! So often our prayers are about what we need, what we want, what others need and what others want. We are humans and most often focused only on our own world. Today Jesus invites us to open our eyes and see the salvation of God all around us. If we see salvation, we might prepare our hearts to walk with Jesus through death to resurrection.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Exodus. The Jewish people have begun their walk to the Promised Land. Now they feel the lack of water and begin to complain. Now it is water they lack, later it is food. Still later they want a different leader. The complaint does not matter! Always it is something! But water is important and we find this longing for water here in the first reading and then much more so in the Gospel from Saint John.

    The second reading brings in another element: God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. The Letter to the Romans from which today’s small passage comes, reflects on the deep love of God for His people. God loves us so much that He sends His own Son - even to die for us while we are still sinners. For so many people today, such a sacrifice appears useless or even at times something that should be taken for granted. We live in a society where we expect to be the center and to be taken care of. How can we convey the immense value of Jesus giving His life for us?

    Jesus shows us a way in the Gospel of John today. He is gentle and courteous and draws the interest of the Samaritan woman in many ways. First Jesus asks her for water. Then later Jesus offers her water. Slowly she comes to understand that this man there with her might be the Messiah. This one of the very few places in all of Scripture where Jesus says completely directly: "I am he, the one speaking with you."

    Each of us, right now, must become aware that this is Jesus speaking not only directly to the Samaritan woman, but to each one of us. Jesus tells each one of us: "I am the Messiah, the one who is speaking to you."

    So many of us look and look for the Messiah! In so many ways we look for ways of salvation. Yet, when the Messiah is right there with us and tells us: "I am the Messiah," we seem to ignore Him. We want something or someone else.

    Jesus, let me know You! May I come to know you as the fulfilling of all that I have ever wanted! Let me see Your face and I shall be saved.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Exodus 17.3-7
    Second Reading: Romans 5.1-2, 5-8
    Gospel: John 4.5-42

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

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

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