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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.

Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

  • You can set up a Pre-Authorized Giving by contacting our parish office. Details are shown on the Pre-Authorized Giving page.

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.

  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.

    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’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all 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
    Wednesday7:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM
    Friday8:00 AM
    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-12:00pm
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: Closed
    Saturday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
    Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 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

    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, October 20, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, June 5, 2016

    More than likely, if you or I saw someone actually brought back to life after dying, we would have some awe for the person who brought them back to life. These are such unusual happenings that they command our respect and our awe. The story of Elijah in the first reading and of Jesus in the Gospel demand our attention. Our minds are always programmed not to accept such miraculous happenings. Instead, our minds work overtime to find a more rational explanation!

    One of the proofs of God's presence in a life is when a person is able to work miracles and healings. We also know that there can be deceptions. One of the ways in which the Church recognizes that a person is a saint, in the official way, is when miracles happen through the intercession of the saint. Many of us have never seen such miracles close up and so they remain sort of hypothetical realities. Some of us have seen and experiences such miracles and believe for sure that God is present and that there is some reality beyond this one and which reaches into our present lives.

    The first reading today is from the First Book of Kings and is about the Prophet Elijah. His powers were to strong and remarkable that everyone recognized that somehow he was a Man of God. The closest imagine that we have today, perhaps, was Padre Pio, in Italy, who died only in 1968. His fame had spread far and wide and many people experienced miracles through him, even during his lifetime. As with all such miracle workers, however, many also doubted. With Elijah, even the power of miracles did not help him draw everyone to God.

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Galatians and is Paul's account of his own conversion. He wants his readers to be sure that what happened in him was of divine origin and was not simply a human change of mind. God worked mightily in him and made him an apostle. We also can at times feel God touching on us - and most of us resist because such a happening is too far out of our comfort zone. We are much happier living within normal life.

    The Gospel from Saint Luke today tells us of Jesus bringing the dead son of a widow from Nain back to life. Once more we are in the presence of a divine reality reaching into ordinary human life. We know that these miracles of Jesus brought him many followers. Often, however, it brought a disbelief on the part of official religion.

    Miracles can divide us as they did divide the people in the time of Elijah and in the time of Jesus. We are mostly skeptical about things happening from a divine origin. We don't want to appear fools and people who see miracles all around us.

    Who are you? Who am I? Are we ready to believe Jesus? Do we believe that truly there is a God who loves us and works in daily lives, even today? O Lord, open our eyes and our hearts to recognize your presence!

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: 1 Kings 17.17-21a, 22-24
    Second Reading: Galatians 1.11-19
    Gospel: Luke 7.11-17

    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