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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
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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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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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto