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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.

No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

- Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

- Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.

- Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to development@archtoronto.org for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

- You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to campaign@archtoronto.org. In the body of the email provide:

   * Your name
   * Address
   * Parish name
   * Municipality

You will be emailed 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 our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.

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 miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will 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
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
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-3:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 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.
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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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
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  • 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
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    Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 19th week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, December 30, 2018

    Jesus, Mary and Joseph are the Holy Family. Family life, in general and under the best circumstances, is a challenge to understand, even for those members living within the family. This Holy Family received messages from the Angel, experienced a virgin birth, left home and traveled to Egypt (and returned), responded to dreams, and was the custodian of the living God, Jesus. What is striking about the Holy Family is how cohesive it was, each member understanding his or her role and giving their all to fulfill it. They were all willing participants in God's divine plan. All three were moved by trust in God the Father and to welcome the salvation of the world.

    The First Book of Samuel gives us another most unusual family, that of Hannah, Elkanah, and Samuel. How can we imagine a mother, who has longed for a child all her life, then giving that child away to the service of the temple? Hannah is a protagonist in an exemplary story of faith. Our modern cynicism and incredulity impede our receptiveness to such stories; but, they are given to us to show us how faith can impact our lives. A true family, in the Scriptural sense, aspires to building the family relationships in faith for the building of the kingdom of God.

    The second reading is from the 1st Letter of Saint John, and speaks about how we are all children of God, reminiscent of the Gospel passage where Jesus tells us that his mother and brothers are those who hear the Word of God and put it into practice. In this sense we all belong to the Holy Family because we are brothers and sisters and mothers of the Lord Jesus. It can humble us to think about ourselves in this way. Can I really be Jesus' sister or brother? In answering this question in the affirmative, we recognize that there are no perfect families because we are not perfect. What moves us toward a perfect family is listening to Jesus, the Word, and striving to live it in our lives with faith and love.

    Luke's Gospel today is the account of Jesus staying in Jerusalem and teaching in the temple when he was twelve years old. His presence and speech were attempts at family building. The scene would scandalize modern day parents. In a security obsessed world where some children able to hold a cellphone are given one for 'checking in' with parents, we can imagine the anxiety of his parents when they discover he is not with them. Yet Jesus does not apologize. His sangfroid response reminds us who He is: I must be about my Father's business.

    For all of us this day, the deepest and most loving way of celebrating the Holy Family is to live as Jesus, Mary, and Joseph did: doing the will of the Father with love. Doing the will of God does not come without bumps in the road, some seemingly insurmountable. Despite our weaknesses and failures as family members, let us with hope and joy strive ardently to be truly the Holy Family of Jesus here on earth. After all, parenting can be a great source of joy and an expression of holiness. Pope St. John Paul II loved skiing, theatre, and camping, especially with his youth groups, and showed the world that living holiness doesn't mean you can't have fun, too. Let us celebrate the Holy Family and earthly families who enjoy one another, persevere through the bumps and love, laugh, and, ultimately, let go as family members follow the Lord's will.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Sirach 3.2-6, 12-14
    Second Reading: Colossians 3.12-21
    Gospel: Luke 2.41-52


       

    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:

    2020
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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto