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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
    Monday, September 21, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Feast of St. Matthew
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, February 24, 2019

    Nelson Mandela was convicted of sabotage during apartheid in South Africa and served 27 years in prison on Robben Island. When he was released in 1990, he didn't seek revenge against his former jailers; rather, he invited one of them, a white man named Christo Brand, to his 1994 presidential inauguration. This compassionate act symbolized the type of healing necessary for a post-apartheid nation. The world was agog at his generosity towards those who humiliated him individually or institutionally. Who acts this way? And, why not seek revenge? Retribution, even!

    Truly we are called to love everyone. The only way to prove that we love everyone is in showing that we love our enemies. It is not easy to love someone who has harmed us or who has harmed someone we love very much. Yet, our Lord asks us to live this pardon each and every day of our life. Others may think that we are crazy, but we must learn to live forgiveness.

    The First Book of Samuel presents us with a paragon of pardon: David. No matter how Saul tried to destroy him, David would not retaliate. David had the opportunity to kill Saul and did not harvest it for vengeance because Saul was the anointed of the Lord. Unsurprisingly, the anointed of the Lord can be a sinner and do bad things. Recalling one of the Ten Commandments, "thou shall not kill," every person is truly the anointed of the Lord and we must refrain from killing. Woefully, is this not what the world tried to do to Jesus, the New Adam?

    First Corinthians distinguishes between the two Adams. The first Adam originates from the material, natural world; and the second belongs to the spiritual, eternal world. The former would be hard pressed to forgive at times. Following the tragic Amish school shooting of 10 young schoolgirls in a one-room Amish school in October 2006, observers and followers of the tragedy were anger and grief-filled. In the midst of their grief over this shocking loss, the Amish community didn't cast blame, they didn't point fingers, they didn't hold a press conference with attorneys at their sides. Instead, they reached out with grace and compassion toward the killer's family. This act of forgiveness is a fruit of our relationship with the latter Adam, Jesus Christ. God asks us to forgive. Christ must become our internal guide for how we live and what we choose to do.

    The Gospel of Luke exhorts us: To you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic. Mozart's "Contessa Perdono" Finale from Le Nozze di Figaro captures beautifully the sentiment of forgiveness. The Count, ashamed and remorseful, kneels and pleads for forgiveness to his wife The Countess for misdeeds ("Contessa perdono!" — "Countess, forgive me!"). The Countess, more kind than he ("Più docile io sono"– "I am more mild"), forgives her husband and all are reconciled. The opera ends in universal celebration. This scenario does not always reflect real life, but it is still an ideal to live up to!

    How many of us have the courage to live this way? Perhaps occasionally we summon the strength to live this way. The invitation is to live this way consistently and always, no matter what the consequences.

    Following Jesus may color us as fanatics to some people and has the potential of disrupting our comfortable ways of living. We need to know how to temper our zealousness without compromising our heart's desire: Jesus Christ. If we truly live from and for the love of Christ, we will know how to give all the compassion and forgiveness we have, prepared even to give our lives for Him who loved us with compassion and forgiveness first.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: 1 Samuel 26.2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-25++
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.45-49
    Gospel: Luke 6.27-38


       

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