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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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


 
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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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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy
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    Reflections

    for Sunday, January 3, 2021

    We are presented with contrasts today. We are presented with pagan astrologers and the leaders of the Temple.

    The pagan astrologers were searching. They were on a journey of life. They were looking for truth in the world. They saw a star rising, or at least in a position in the heavens where they had never seen a star before. They believed that some god somewhere was trying to announce something through that star. So they continued the journey of their lives by following the star. They grew in faith as they traveled. When they first arrived in Jerusalem, thy looked for a political figure, the King of the Jews. That is why they went to Herod. When they arrived at the house where Mary, Joseph, and Jesus were staying, they fell down in worship. They were the first gentiles to have an experience of the presence of the Messiah. Their journey of life, the journey to God was complete. They were sincere in the search. They were wise men.

    The scholars in the Temple who devoted their lives to the Sacred Word and traditions of the Jewish people were not so wise. They knew that the Messiah was coming. This was foretold in Scripture. They even knew that he was coming to Bethlehem. But the political mood was such that it just was not a good time for a Messiah. They were motivated by the events of the world instead of the search for God. As a result, they missed entering into the presence of the Messiah.

    The solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates Jesus showing himself (that is what Epiphany means) to those whose faith lead them to him, to those who wish to see him. The wise men who did not know God were searching for him. They found him. The Jewish scholars who had the help of scripture were not searching for him, and they missed his presence on earth.

    This feast leads us to ask ourselves about our own attitudes in life. Are we really searching for God? Do we really want to find him? That is a very important question, because finding God necessitates changes in our lives. I am reminded of the Confessions of St. Augustine. Augustine wrote that before his conversion he practiced every kind of immorality. He did not want to convert to Christianity because he was afraid he might take it too seriously. He figured he would probably end up forcing himself to change his ways, and he did not want to do that.

    Every experience of God demands a change in the status quo of our lives. If on Christmas we feel drawn closer to the Lord, then we have to refine our lives so we can enjoy his presence. If we are not willing to come closer to Christ, then Christmas is just a week full of empty sentiment.

    David Slater, a contemporary Christian artist, wrote: "Have you ever seen Jesus, my Lord. He's here in plain view. Take a look, open your hearts, he's calling to you."

    Jesus is calling all of us to come before his presence. This presence is not just in Bethlehem, but in the many places of our everyday lives. His is present in the members of our family who are hurting depressed or going through difficult times in their lives. He is present in all who are struggling to get by in difficult times. He is present in each of us as we stop to listen to our consciences rather than just go with our emotions.

    "The wise still seek him," the Christmas cards say. if we really want the Lord in our lives, we will continue the search, the journey towards a new experience of his presence.

     
    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
    Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6
    Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12

    This material is used with permission of its author, Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL. Visit his website

       

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