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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
    Friday, September 25, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, March 26, 2017

    "One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see." – the official people of religion are trying to convince the formerly blind man that Jesus is a fake. The formerly blind man holds on the one thing: I was blind and now I see!

    For us today, the question really is this: "Has Jesus changed my life at all?" If Jesus has not touched my life, then it is difficult to cling to Jesus. But if Jesus has touched me in some way, then it is not so difficult to cling to Him, no matter what others tell us.

    The first reading today is about the choice of David to be the King of Israel. David is not the eldest son, and yet he is chosen. David is not particularly outstanding - even though he is presented as handsome and tall - yet he is chosen. The teaching of this reading from the Book of Samuel - and it is common teaching in the Old Testament - is that God chooses freely and does not choose according to our ways of choosing. So often in the Old Testament, a younger son is chosen. So often in the Old Testament, the unexpected person is chosen. Sometimes even the "less good" of two persons seems to be chosen. God chooses and we are not always able to see why God chooses.

    Why have I been chosen to follow the Lord? Has the Lord done anything for me? Do I give anything to the Lord?

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians. Here we are told: "Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord." When we hear this kind of advice, we should not think that somehow God is calling us to follow a "mysterious" rule book of what makes God happy! The only thing that is pleasing to the Lord is to seek Him personally with our heart, mind and soul. God wants us and that which pleases God is when we seek Him and try to be present to Him every day.

    The Gospel today is from Saint John: the story of the man blind from birth who is given sight by Jesus. The challenge, as so often in the Gospel of John, is that Jesus performs healings on the Sabbath, the day on which no one is supposed to work. First of all, people think that someone bling from birth had to be involved in sin, either the parents or the person himself. Jesus is clear that this is not the case. Then the Pharisees enter into the picture and get upset with Jesus for this healing on the Sabbath. No one wants to cross the religious authorities!

    The focal point of the Gospel, however, is when Jesus says to the formerly blind man: "You have seen the Son of Man, the one speaking with you is he." This is the same point from last Sunday when Jesus told the woman at the well: "I am the Messiah, the one speaking to you."

    At some point, each of us must come to believe that Jesus is the Lord, Jesus is the Messiah, Jesus is the Son of Man. Only then will we see that, like David, we are chosen. Only then can we see what is really pleasing to God. And only then will we see.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: 1 Samuel 16.1b, 6-7, 10-13
    Second Reading: Ephesians 5.8-14
    Gospel: John 9.1-41

    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

    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto