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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, September 16, 2018

    Today we begin to hear more about the sufferings that the chosen one of God must undergo. It is Jesus Himself who is telling us as He told his early followers: I must suffer and die in order to do the will of God. This suffering and death of Jesus challenge us: can we really believe that Jesus is God?

    The first reading today is again from the Prophet Isaiah. The test refers to the suffering servant, an image developed by this Prophet. Isaiah, even in the Old Testament, was able to understand that one person can accept suffering for the good of others. Isaiah could understand that a person could accept suffering and pain when that person is giving His life for others.

    Even today there are many stories of people who go to rescue others and die in the attempt to save someone else. Always the challenge is for us: Am I willing to give up my own life so that others can live? This is a choice to choose the good of others over my own good.

    The second reading is from the Letter of James. This particular passage is so strong about the different between words and deeds: Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works. It does no good at all to talk about faith if we never do the works of faith. Words by themselves are just words - and it takes actions to change the world.

    The Gospel brings us back to the suffering of humans and the suffering of Jesus. It is Jesus Himself who tells His followers that He must suffer. We have this wonderful scene of Peter taking Jesus aside and rebuking Jesus for speaking like that. Even the closest followers of our Lord found it difficult to accept that Jesus would that suffer and die. We can think ahead to when Jesus does suffer and die - and all of His followers then doubt. It is the Resurrection that restores faith. For us who live so many centuries later it is important that we understand clearly that Jesus did die and He rose from the dead. The Resurrection is the heart of our faith but resurrection only comes after suffering and death.

    Jesus makes clear in this Gospel passage from Saint Mark that we also must follow Him in suffering and death: "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." This is both an invitation and a challenge to us. So often we are happy to pray to Jesus and to worship Him - but to suffer and die as He did really stretches us. Faith is more comfortable - but less of a commitment - when it demands nothing of us.

    This Sunday we are invited to look at our lives and to compare our lives with the life of Jesus. Are we ready to suffer and die for our faith? Can we follow Jesus? Can we accept His Church with all of its defects and its sins and sinful people? It is much easier to believe in Jesus than to believe in His Church. But if we don't believe in the Church we no longer believe in the Incarnation and thus no longer really believe in Jesus as Lord, as God and Man, as our Savior.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 50.5-9
    Second Reading: James 2.14-18
    Gospel: Mark 8.27-35

    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