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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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

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
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
GK Arturo De Leon - 437-984-1344
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

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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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    Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 19th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, March 13, 2016

    The Prophet Isaiah tells us in the first reading today: Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! In the second reading today, from the Letter to the Philippians, Saint Paul tells us: I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ Jesus. And in the Gospel of John today, Jesus says: Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.

    Our Christian life is about meeting Jesus every day and knowing that His love for us is ever new, that we are possessed by Him and that He does not condemn us but invites us to live a new life without sin and always in His love.

    We have received our Catholic faith from our ancestors in the faith, our Jewish ancestors who first received the Word of God through the Patriarchs and the Prophets and then from the witnesses who lived with Christ and then those who have gone before us, living in faith. It is Jesus Himself who is calling us to understand the whole of the Old Testament as a Word from the Father meant to save us. It is Jesus in the Gospel today who shows His love and mercy for a sinner, someone caught in the very act of sinning. It is Saint Paul who tells us of his own being possessed by Christ and thus invites us to allow Christ to possess us also.

    Life in Christ is not difficult but it will demand our whole life eventually. Life is Christ gives us strength to overcome any difficulties that come into our lives. We are invited to live by faith in a very deep and compelling manner in our daily lives. The Prophets did not just speak about faith, they lived it and suffered for their faith. You and I are called to know our faith, to live our faith and to accept suffering for what we believe.

    Saint Paul received a very special revelation from God and yet we share the same baptism and the same call of the Lord: God and live the faith for all peoples. Live in a way which draws others to Christ Jesus our Lord.

    We can believe this because when we read the life of Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus always shows us mercy and forgiveness. Jesus does not condone sin but He forgives sin and asks us to go on living without sin. Jesus shows His loving kindness to the woman caught in adultery today. Why should we think that He would not show us the same loving kindness? We need not fear Him! Instead, we can accept His invitation to believe and then begin to walk the path as His followers. No matter how much we may stumble and fall, He is always there, inviting us to be with Him.

    Lent is not about being perfect. Rather, Lent is about learning to follow the Lord Jesus as best we can, always relying on His love and forgiveness. Lord, Jesus, be our light!

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 43.16-21
    Second Reading: Philippians 3.8-14
    Gospel: John 8.1-11

    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