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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
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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


 
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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, December 17, 2018 - Advent
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, December 2, 2018

    Today's readings exhort us to be vigilant for Advent. This is not a time for passivity, for God is at work, fulfilling his promises and crafting signs and wonders attesting to His glory. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," William Butler Yeats' poem begins, "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree." We Christians may not be going to Innisfree, but we must arise and go to Our Lord for He comes to us.

    And, thematically similar to the three quatrains of this famous poem, with their specific needs for food and shelter, peace, and reconciliation with the inner life and the physical world; Christ, early Christian writers remind us, comes thrice: He comes into our hearts, He comes into the world in the flesh, and He comes at the end of time.

    In the first reading the Prophet Jeremiah prophesied that God would fulfill his promises to his chosen people. Centuries later do we believe that God is faithful to His promises in our lives, in our situations, in our times? Some of our ancestors believe and accepted God's faithfulness; others did not. We Christians believe that Christ is the fulfillment of this prophecy. Jesus Christ redeems the world and our belief in Jesus redeems us. This Advent, this coming of Christ, requires our active participation, too.

    The 1st Letter to the Thessalonians pinpoints the strengthening of hearts in holiness as important. We want to be ready to receive Our Lord in love, to live well and to please God. Ultimately, this means for us to learn to love as Christ loved us. We must prepare for and during this time on earth and in the life to come.

    The Gospel of Luke wants us to be prepared for our personal death and the end of the world. We can only be prepared when we recognize that we need God above all else in our lives. Leo Tolstoy once remarked about the knowledge of a person's imminent death in a half hour that the time would in all likelihood not be spent engaging in trivial or stupid things. If one had foreknowledge a half century before one's death, would that make one's actions any different from a half hour?

    We are invited to begin again in this time of Advent. We prepare our hearts and minds to receive the perennial divine presence. Let us spend time during this Advent Season listening with "the ears of our hearts." May the transformation of our lives begin. Come, Lord Jesus!

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Jeremiah 33.14-16
    Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3.12 – 4.2
    Gospel: Luke 21.25-28, 34-36

    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