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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


     
    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

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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Friday, September 25, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, December 23, 2018

    Today's readings afford us the opportunity to focus on our individual wills in relation to the Advent of Our Lord and Savior. John Cassian, an early Church father, wrote in his First Conference that the purpose of a monk's profession (indeed, all Christians' professions) is to seek the kingdom of God. In order to reach the kingdom of God, or the kingdom of heaven, we Christians must achieve purity of heart. What is purity of heart? In the simplest of terms, purity of heart is the alignment of our individual wills with the Will of God.

    Advent gives us models to bring into line our wills with God's Will. Soon to be born Jesus enters the world to do God's Will. Before His birth, our ancestors in the faith had Sacred Scriptures with prophecies about the future and about a Savior - and often did not believe that anything would happen. In addition to this disbelief, the human desires of our ancestors often contradicted God's will and created pain and suffering. However, we modern Christians can rejoice in this Advent season with the knowledge that The Lord does marvelous things through us when our will is aligned with His Will.

    The Prophet Micah gives us the prophecy that the Savior will be born in Bethlehem. We who live now know that the birth of Jesus is placed in Bethlehem to fulfill the prophecy - pointing out that Jesus, the Son of Mary, is the Savior for us. And this Savior will give himself fully to God's Will: “He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the Lord, in the majestic name of the Lord, his God…”

    The Letter to the Hebrews tells us that Jesus comes to do the will of the Father. What is the will of the Father? His will is to extend salvation to all. Salvation is the union with God for all eternity. During this Advent we can ponder on how we express God's Will to others. Can others see us doing God's Will? Do we share the good news of God's Will through the celebration of Christ's imminent birth? Are our desires for the frills of the season, personal comfort, and inordinate pleasures aligned with God's Will for our personal salvation and the salvation of the whole world?

    The Gospel of Luke today recounts the story of the Visitation. Mary goes to visit Elizabeth. Mary is barely on the other side of childhood and Elizabeth is a seasoned woman beyond childbearing age. Both share the glorious joy of holy and unexpected pregnancies. The young woman and the old woman commit themselves to their children in the womb; St. John Chrysostom said a parent is not one who brings children into the world, but one who expends the energy to raise them. In that visit we are given the words that we Christians need to hear: Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. Mary's affirmed her belief with her 'yes.' She models for us purity of heart, the alignment of will with God's will.

    As we anticipate the magnificent celebration of Christmas, the birth of our Savior, we can prepare ourselves in these final days by listening to the Word and asking for purity of heart, alignment of our will with the Will of God. May Christ be born in us and in our world so that divine transformation will be our experience now and always.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Micah 5.2-5a
    Second Reading: Hebrews 10.5-10
    Gospel: Luke 1.39-45

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

       

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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto