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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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    for Sunday, April 3, 2016

    Mercy Sunday in the Year of Mercy! Surely we must look at each of the three readings today from this privileged point of view: Mercy upon mercy upon mercy.

    The Acts of the Apostles shows the sick being brought to the Apostles and especially to Peter so that they might be cured. Even today, where there are rumors of cures and healings at various places in our world, or when a person gains fame as a healer, people begin to flock to such places or people. Why? Because those who are sick want healing. That should never surprise us! What can surprise us is when people do not recognize that they are sick and then look for healing. This is more and more the case in our present age: terrorists, angry people, people seduced by sensuality, people seeking money as their primary value or power, the many addictions of our present age, etc. These are sicknesses and are often not perceived as such by the persons suffering from them.

    To receive Mercy, let us call out to the Lord from our own brokenness and ask for Mercy upon mercy upon mercy. To do this, we are invited to see ourselves as we really are in the light of the Resurrection of Jesus.

    The second reading today is from the Book of Revelation. This is a vision of John and speaks to the incredible experience that he had in his own being. John bears witness to the transcendent power of God and to the Resurrection of Jesus. John is among the very first to witness to the Resurrection and one of the first to believe completely in the Resurrection. The challenge for us today is the same: believe in that which seems unbelievable at first. Only Mercy can help us.

    Today's Gospel is also from John and is about the Apostle Thomas, who does not want to believe. Jesus comes right to Thomas and looks Thomas straight in the eyes and then asks: are you willing to believe now? So often our own experiences need to be interpreted in the light of our faith. If we keep our faith separate and insist on physical verification of everything, we won't believe. Instead, we are called to believe the witness of others and then, in the light of that witness, sometimes we meet the Lord face to face. Ah, the glory of such an encounter! Yet how much more is the faith of one who has not had that encounter and still believes! Always it is God's mercy, over and over it is mercy.

    On this Sunday of Divine Mercy in the Year of Divine Mercy, let us ask our Lord to show us His Mercy so that we may believe! In whatever we are lacking, may the Lord's Mercy fill our emptiness and draw us to deeper faith.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Acts 5.12-16
    Second Reading: Revelation 1.9-11a, 12-13, 17-19
    Gospel: John 20.19-31

    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