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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, June 18, 2017

    "My Lord and my God" exclaimed the apostle Thomas when he finally touched Jesus Himself. Thomas found it really difficult to believe in the Resurrection. For many today, to believe that Jesus is God is difficult. To believe that we eat His flesh and drink His blood is practically impossible. Yet, God is with us! God is present in our lives daily. God seeks us each, personally and individually, so that we can share His life.

    Just as the early followers of Jesus found it difficult to accept these teachings, so also today we find it difficult to accept. When we read of the early followers of Jesus, we begin to see that belief does transform their lives completely. They can no longer contain themselves and speak of the "wonderful works of God" to all who will listen to them.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Deuteronomy and speaks of the testing of the people who fled Egypt with Moses and who form the Chosen People. The reading is clear: God lead them into the desert to test them by affliction and to find out whether or not it was their intention to keep the commandments of God.

    You and I are taken into the desert in our own time and we are tested. Faith is a serious commitment. Faith in this God of our ancestors, the God of Moses, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, the God of the early apostles and followers of Jesus—this is a strong faith! The challenge to each of us today is the same: are you willing to obey this God and to do His will.

    This faith is expressed in the First Letter to the Corinthians, from which is taken our second reading today: we are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. We are one in Christ Jesus! This faith should unite us and make possible our love for every other person in the world. It is all of us who form one body.

    The Gospel from John today speaks clearly also: "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." Even the Jewish contemporaries of Jesus found this kind of speaking impossible to accept.

    We Christians can be honest today: we are invited to believe that Jesus is God. We are invited to believe that God is Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are invited to believe that Jesus has given Himself to us as flesh and blood to eat and drink. We are invited to believe that this flesh and blood are given to us in the Holy Mass. We are invited to believe that God Himself will transform us if we believe in Him and try to do His will.

    My sisters and brothers, we have been invited. May we partake of the banquet!

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Deuteronomy 8.2-3, 14-16
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10.16-17
    Gospel: John 6.51-59

    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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