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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, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Marriage! The readings today speak to us about the creation of man and woman and their union with one another in marriage. Today it is so difficult to speak about marriage because our culture is against the Christian idea of marriage. We have to be able to speak clearly and yet not condemn anyone.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Genesis and speaks of the creation of woman. It is important to hear this teaching as it was meant and not to listen to it only with the interpretations of our time. The author wants us to know that men and women come from the same creation, that there is a close relationship between men and women and that God creates both man and woman. Woman is not inferior to man because of this account of the creation of woman. No, the intent is to show that they are both from God

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Hebrews. The phrase that can link this second reading with the two other readings is this: "He who consecrates and those who are being consecrated all have one origin." This reaffirms the teaching that we are all from God, that men and woman are equal even though not the same. In the Letter to the Hebrews the point is that by being one in Christ, we are all saved. From the point of view of marriage, the point is that men and woman are both created by God and can live a Sacrament together because they are both of God and marry to live out that relationship in God.

    The Gospel is from Saint Mark. The main point that Jesus wants us to understand is that divorce is not acceptable in the plan of God. It is important that we recognize again that Jesus is arguing against a culture where divorce was easy and not challenged. This is very similar to much of modern culture. Divorce is widely accepted everyone to that point that many are suggesting that there should not even be marriage. Just let people form relationships with anyone else and stay together until it no longer works!

    For Jesus, marriage is clearly a gift from God. Marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage is also about having children. Marriage is a celebration of creation and of God's love. In much of our modern culture, people no longer believe in God. People believe that marriage is just any two people making a commitment to one another. Many today do not want to have children in a marriage because it complicates the marriage. Finally, marriage is seen as something only on the human level and is not seen as a sacrament.

    We Catholics have an enormous evangelization to do in our modern world. Even simply to state the truth about how our Holy Scriptures and our Catholic tradition see marriage is highly offensive to many people. Our challenge is first to live the teachings of Jesus and the Church and then to speak fearlessly about God's plan for marriage and children. We could even become martyrs for stating clearly the traditional teachings. Let us walk with the Lord.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Genesis 2.7ab, 15, 18-24
    Second Reading: Hebrews 2.9-11
    Gospel: Mark 10.2-16

    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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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto