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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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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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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  • CWL
  • Eucharistic Fraternity
  • Financial Council
  • Holy Communion
  • Lectors
  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
  • Music Ministries - Adults
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, February 3, 2019

    Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecy of Jeremiah. The great prophets of the Old Testament were able to foresee, although probably without clarity. The Old Testament prophets were convinced that God's Will is inevitable, intractable, and inviolable. God will win in the end and His people will return to Him. We need to look at our faith in this regard. Do we really trust that God is acting in our world? Do we really believe that God is more powerful than all of the evil forces that now seem to work in our world?

    "There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come" is a quote attributed to the great French poet and author Victor Hugo who wrote Les Miserables. Jesus is more than a powerful idea. Jeremiah invites us to trust more deeply: for him, a Savior will come. For us, a Savior has come. Nothing, especially no man, will stop this.

    After John 3:16 which used to be displayed auspiciously in camera range in crowded sports stadiums, concerts, behind goal posts at professional and college football games, and behind clear Plexiglas basketball backboards at basketball games of all levels, these verses from First Corinthians are some of the most popular verses we see or hear today. We hear them at weddings, reminders to the couple that love feels good, but it is hard work at times. They give us the path on which to walk today: Love God and love all other people. Serve God and serve others. This letter gives us clear advice of what love means- and it does not sound like the love we hear about in our cable mini-series or read in eye catching tabloids as we check out our purchases at large box stores. This is a love that always seeks the good of the other- not my good nor my happy feelings. It is sometimes going through the unimaginable, as the character Angelica sings about Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton. Sisters and brothers, let us love the Lord and one another. Faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

    The Gospel continues the story of the beginning of the public ministry of our Lord Jesus. Jesus does the works that the prophets foretold. By doing those works, He attracts little notice and a great deal of opposition. Christians should prepare themselves for be ignored, overlooked, or marginally known. In Pope Francis' address to the U.S. Congress, Dorothy Day stood out as the only woman the Pope mentioned. Among Catholics, Day's name is probably familiar, but to the broader public, her legacy isn't quite as well-known. As for the opposition, it is not just angry at Him; it wants to kill Him! Joyously, we can look ahead to his triumphal entry in Jerusalem, when so many of His followers believed Him. Our ancestors exuded resilience to opposition; Catholic missionaries continue in this holy tradition today.

    In the West today, Catholic missionaries from the global south seek to come to spread the Gospel to recalcitrant and fallen away Catholics. Often, it is tricky for missionaries from poor countries to get visas to the West. Skeptical officials sometime suspect them of seeking a better life in this modern, industrialized, and politically stable world for themselves, rather than eternal life for others. Yet even as the West seems increasingly unwelcoming, the new missionaries will keep coming. The early evangelists braved stormy seas and the risk of being thrown to the lions. Their modern heirs will not be deterred by a few rude atheists or long waits for visas, according to a recent article in The Economist.

    Prophesy is fulfilled. Love conquers. And, in spite of the antagonism, Jesus prevails. Whatever people do or however they resist, God's Will be done. We can oppose God's Will, and if we do it to the end, we will face the judgment. In the end, God's Will will be done at the cosmic level; we love and live our lives and pray for God's mercy that we will be on the right side of His Will at the individual level. The Cross of our Lord is a stumbling block and causes all kinds of problems for people who might want to believe. The freedom of Jesus causes others to stop believing. Those who want to keep everything under control and not let anything unusual happen cannot believe. And you? And me? Can we believe? Do we believe? Are we ready to follow our Lord and die with Him?

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Jeremiah 1.4-5, 17-19
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.31 - 13.13
    Gospel: Luke 4.21-30


       

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