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 email@example.com 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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In the body of the email provide:
* Your name
* Parish name
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 email@example.com.
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
Rev. Xavier De Pinto
Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
Rev. Joseph Moncada
1737 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M1R 2X7
(Just East of Victoria Park Avenue on Lawrence Avenue)
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2nd week in Ordinary Time
Year of St. Joseph
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021. (Vatican News)
The Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph: The Apostolic Penitentiary also issued a decree granting special indulgences for the duration of the special year to celebrate the anniversary and "to perpetuate the entrustment of the whole Church to the powerful patronage of the Custodian of Jesus." (Vatican News)
Here at Precious Blood...
Every Wednesday starting January 6 and until
further notice join me online for Holy Hour at 6pm
praying for the end of the pandemic and safety for
our family and friends. We will also contemplate the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and pray the Litany of the
Precious Blood of Jesus.
Plenary indulgence offered each
Wednesday in this Year of St. Joseph
Please take this time to talk and listen to the Lord
and know that we are all praying for you and holding
you in our hearts.
NOVENA PRAYERS BEFORE MASS
* Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. I have special confidence in you. You are powerful with God and will never abandon your faithful servants.
I humbly invoke you and commend myself, with all who are dear to me, to your intercession. By the love you have for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon me during life, and assist me at the hour of my death.
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the immaculate Virgin, foster-father of Jesus Christ, obtain for me a pure, humble and charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death.
Guardian of the Word incarnate, I am confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
** Remember, O chaste spouse of the Virgin Mary, that never has it been known that anyone who implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I hasten unto thee. Listen, O foster-father of the Redeemer, to my humble prayer, and in thy goodness hear and answer me. Amen.
NOVENA PRAYERS AFTER MASS
O Blessed Saint Joseph, tender hearted father, faithful guardian of Jesus, chaste spouse of the Mother of God, I pray to you to join with me in praising God the Father through His divine Son who died on the Cross and rose again to give us sinners new life. O powerful intercessor for all Christian, whose mediation of St. Teresa of Jesus assures us, has never been found to fail, through the holy name of Jesus, pray with us and intercede on our behalf, that we may obtain the favour we now ask... ( pause and here make your request }.
*** O Saint Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O Saint Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, our Lord, so that having engaged here below your heavenly power I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen.