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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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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    Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 13rd week in Ordinary Time
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, April 14, 2019

    Palm Sunday is a bipolar combination of events in the life of Jesus Christ. We commemorate his triumphant entry into Jerusalem (with palms!) and we re-present his bodily demise in The Passion. A mountain peak and a rock-bottom. Yet, the subtext of the events is the meekness of Jesus. Meekness, within the context of The Passion, is submission to the Will of God.

    The Prophet Isaiah shows us that even before Christ, holy people could begin to understand that someone could give His life for others and accept suffering for others. The Lord God supported those who suffered for other, implicitly stating that His Will is being done.

    The Letter to the Philippians teaches us the same lesson, adding that God is even willing to take on our humanity, to suffer with us and for us–and ultimately willing to die so that we might live. He was God, but chose an equality not "to be grasped:" from the Greek term harpagmos meaning "to be exploited for selfish gain." As Jesus is humbled and debased, He knows that He can rise above the ill-treatment at any time. But, He submits to the Will of the Father and enters into His Passion.

    The Gospel of Saint Luke details how Jesus Christ died in agony. The crucified would die of blood loss or asphyxiation. Christ accepted this suffering knowingly and willingly because it was the will of His Father and out of love for us. It was through His obedience that our redemption was achieved. How terrible, though, it is to watch a person die in agony! Think of His mother who was there until the end. Some parents would rather suffer than watch their children suffer. Christ, who was God, exhibited "strength under control," or, said differently, meekness.

    We enter into The Passion with Christ every year. We see its representation within our churches (The Stations of the Cross). We mourn now, but we know that His is the victory. We know that this is not the end, but the seed of a beautiful and glorious beginning for our reigning God and those who believe in Him. May we grow closer to our Lord through the suffering to which he submitted Himself to be closer to us.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 50.4-7
    Second Reading: Philippians 2.6-11
    Gospel: Luke 22.14 – 23.56


       

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