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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

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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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    Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Part of the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus is to consider Jesus as the Good Shepherd. It is not enough that Jesus rises from the dead. No, this death and resurrection and part of His live that He always gives for us. Just as at Christmas we hear that Christ is born for us, so also today we should hear that Christ dies for us and is raised for us.

    The first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, shows the early followers of Jesus willing to sacrifice and even suffer for the Lord. These followers feel the need to proclaim the presence of Jesus and His Resurrection. They feel a need to give witness to the power of Jesus at work in their lives. We modern Christian rarely feel that need and urge to give witness. We are a little uneasy about proclaiming that Jesus has risen and we are even more uneasy about giving personal testimony.

    The second reading, from the Book of Revelation, is on the same theme as the first reading: those who have offered their lives in witness to Jesus, to the Lamb of God. This reading gives witness to the multitude of martyrs in the early Church. These are women and men of every race, nation and people who were willing to give witness to the Resurrection and who paid for that witness with their lives. This reading also bears witness to the theme of the Good Shepherd when it tells us that the Lamb will shepherd them and lead them to springs of life-giving water.

    The Gospel of John today also focuses on Jesus as Shepherd but also on Jesus being one with the Father. This is a powerful statement of Jesus. We must not water it down in any way. The Father and the Son are one. We must never take the road that so many take today of beginning to think that Jesus is just a good man, who had a special relationship with God and nothing more. No, with the early followers of Jesus we must proclaim: Jesus is Lord, Jesus is God, Jesus is Savior. This witness, even in our modern, accepting age, can bring us to martyrdom.

    The promise of the Gospel today is that Jesus is with us and will be with us. We are not speaking about Jesus as an historical figure, who did nice things and spoke nice words! No, we are speaking about Jesus, who is God, who is Savior and who is Lord of all. Jesus promises to be with us and so His promise in the Gospel today is true for us as it was true for His early followers: I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.

    Let us rejoice as we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. He is our Lord and draws us to Himself. May we respond!

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Acts 13.14, 43-52
    Second Reading: Revelation 7.9, 14b-17
    Gospel: John 10.27-30

    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