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

    for Sunday, July 22, 2018

    Today we have leaders who lead astray and leaders who don't help the people. Always we have had the same. The Scriptures are filled with stories of these types of leaders in the Old Testament but also in the New Testament. What kind of a person am I? That is the challenge of the readings today.

    The first reading is from the Prophet Jeremiah. He tells us that the leaders of the people mislead them. The leaders have scatter them and driven them away. For us who live today, at times we wonder what type of things these leaders have done. If we read the Scriptures, it is clear that the leaders were doing then what so many leaders do at all stages of history. The leaders begin to look for their own good, for their own power, for their own importance. Our humanity seems to remain constant throughout all of history. The number of leaders who have been great because of their true and deep concern for the people are very few.

    Always these readings are meant to challenge us. What values do we have? Do we truly seek the good of others and make their good more important than our own? Do we follow the Lord Jesus?

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians. We can listen to this one phrase of today's reading: "Through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father." Far too often we forget that God listens to us. When we think about God and really work at praying to God, then we sometimes pay attention to the fact that God listens to us. More than that, God works always for our good. Our God is not a God who is far away from us, but a God who stoops down to listen to us and who always is there for us, even when we are not aware of Him. God does not lead us astray. Rather, when we go astray, God is there leading us back and seeking to find ways to love us.

    The Gospel today is from the Gospel of Saint Mark. Jesus clearly wants to have time for Himself, time to pray, time to be alone. Yet when Jesus sees the people, His heart is moved to be with them. "When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things."

    It is more important to be with the people and to show them the road to life than to be off by oneself, even in prayer to God. On the other hand, we know that Jesus always seeks out time for prayer. Even if Jesus does not get the time that He was hoping for, nevertheless, He always is praying. We are not usually so consistent and far too often we push people out of our lives so that we can pray. We are invited to become more and more like Jesus: never pushing the people out of our lives but always finding time to pray.

    Let us be women and men who always serve the Lord Jesus, the Father and the Spirit in all we do! Let us abandon ourselves so that we may serve others, each is his or her own way.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Jeremiah 23.1-6
    Second Reading: Ephesians 2.13-18
    Gospel: Mark 6.30-34

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

       

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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto