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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
Pastor:Rev. Xavier De Pinto
In Residence:Abp. Lawrence Saldanha
In Residence:Rev. Joseph Moncada
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

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
Jose Reyes - 416-759-2051
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please call 647-499-5594
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, 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
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, January 24, 2016

    This Sunday the readings tell us about remembering the Word of God. The first reading, from the Prophet Nehemiah, tells about when the whole text of the Law of the Jewish Scriptures had more or less been lost and then found. The people wept as they heard it read aloud to them. We have to remember that these people had been conquered and taken into exile. There are so many displaced people today who have had the experience of losing everything. When something is found that draws them closer to their origins, there is understandable a lot of emotion.

    We hear this first reading echoed in the Gospel to day from Saint Luke. Saint Luke tells us that he is writing down his memories so that they will not be lost and so that people can better understand Jesus. This account helps us understand how people in the time of Jesus or shortly after the time of Jesus understood Him. Jesus reads aloud in the Synagogue from the Prophet Isaiah—and then tells the people that this Scripture passage is fulfilled in their hearing. Surely the people must have wondered what He meant!

    For us today, we must decide in our own hearts what the Scriptures mean to us. If we are truly believing Catholics, the Scriptures are the Word of God, given for our salvation. We have to take time to read them and to try to understand them as the Church wants them understood. So many people today have only a handed down religion which has not become a personal religion, lived out of complete faith. But that is what the Lord is asking of us: believe in the Gospel!

    The second reading, which is very long today, tells us that we are now Christ's body, and individually parts of it. That can only make sense to those who believe. We must be those people who can hear the Prophet Nehemiah and want to live our faith because it is the very center of our life. We must be those people who can listen to the Lord Jesus and know that He is truly God and that all of prophecy is fulfilled in Him. We must recognize that together we form the body of Christ. We are Christ present in our world today: bringing God to others because God has come into our lives.

    My sisters and brothers, let us walk with God and share God's love with others.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Nehemiah 8.2-4a, 5-6, 8-10++
    Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.12-30
    Gospel: Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21

    Homily from Abbot Philip, OSB, of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.


    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto