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Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PM
Sunday8:30 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
Daily Mass
Monday8:00 AM
Tuesday8:00 AM
Wednesday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
Thursday8:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM
First Friday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
Saturday8:00 AM
Staff
Pastor:Rev. Xavier De Pinto
In Residence:Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
In Residence:Rev. Joseph Moncada
Youth Minister:Chico Nuguid
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: 9:30am-3:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 9am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 1:30pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
First Friday: 6:00 – 6:45 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.
Youth Ministry
Like the PBP Youth Ministry page on Facebook
or follow @PBPyouth on Instagram for updates.
Email PBPyouth@gmail.com for more information, or call Chico at 416-751-2661 ext. 224
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Please contact the office
Knights of Columbus
Jose Reyes - 416-759-2051
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

    please check out our Telephone Directory.

  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Advent
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, August 26, 2018

    What is your decision? God asks us today to decide about Him, to decide about Jesus Christ. Jesus wants us to stay with Him but also to believe in Him. What is your decision?

    The first reading today is from the Book of Joshua and speaks about the decision of our ancestors in the faith. They also had to decide to serve the one God or to continue with other gods. This decision always sounds simple but is very complex, just as it is for us. So often we say that we will serve the Lord and yet we go on as if we are serving other Gods. Our values remain foreign from this God who reveals Himself to us in the Scriptures. Today it is so very common for people to say that they are "Catholic" and yet reject most of the teachings of the Church. It is easy to say "I am a Catholic," and it is truly difficult to be Catholic.

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians and is another difficult reading because the teaching is barely acceptable to many people today. "Wives, be subordinate to your husbands." That is a strong teaching and yet in the context makes perfect sense. So many people get upset with this teaching and yet in the same teaching, we are told that we should be subordinate to one another. This is not a one way street! The teaching also tells us that "husbands should love their wives as their own bodies." Always we must listen to the whole context of a teaching. In this context, the author is speaking about a mutual care for one another. His way of expressing that care for one another comes from another time and another culture so we must listen attentively not to read in our own meanings or to take out the author's meaning. It is as we hear so often in the books of Wisdom: Be attentive.

    The Gospel of John today brings us back to the place of decision. Many of the followers of Jesus left Jesus because of his teaching about the Bread of Life, that He Himself is the Bread and that we must eat His body and drink His blood. If that teaching were only symbolic, it would not have offended those followers. So many today, even among Catholics, no longer believe in the Real Presence. Jesus Christ is truly present in the bread and wine, which become His body and His blood. Only when the strength of that teaching is present can we understand why followers left Him in His own time and why people today still find it difficult to accept the Divine Presence, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Holy Eucharist.

    When we come to communion in our Catholic Church, we affirm that Christ is truly present, not just as symbol and not just as remembrance—but truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. This is why the early Christian believers could rejoice and could be strong when they were persecuted. They knew that Jesus is with us, now and always, and in this Sacrament.

    What is your decision?

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Joshua 24.1-2a, 15-17, 18b
    Second Reading: Ephesians 4.32 - 5.2, 21-32++
    Gospel: John 6.53, 60-69

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

       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2018
    2017
    2016

    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto