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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

    please check out our Telephone Directory.

  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
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    Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, June 26, 2016

    We begin to focus on discipleship today and what it means to follow someone else, to follow the Lord Jesus. Each of us has been given complete freedom by our baptism and the second reading reminds us not to use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, as an opportunity to serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

    The first reading today speaks to us about Elisha's call to follow Elijah and to take on the role of Elijah. The call demands of Elisha that he leave all that he has done before and be simply at the beck and call of God Himself. Elisha is ready and follows, even though he goes to say good-bye to his father and mother.

    The Gospel has several stories of "calling" and each one is a bit different. When some Samaritan people don't want to receive Jesus, James and John are ready to destroy them. Jesus rebukes the. This is an important element in Christian tradition and quite often ignored. Far too often in our Christian history we have destroyed those who rejected us. We can still do that today in so many ways. Yet it is not the way of Jesus.

    Jesus calls others and most are willing to go with Him, but sometimes put conditions. Jesus wants His call to with unconditional, at least to some of the people. How often we can find ourselves replying to Jesus in the same way: I want to fight sin, but not quite yet. I want to do your will, but give me a little more time.

    Jesus does not reject us for our weakness and lack of strength to follow Him, but He keeps asking us for more. Jesus tells us just as much as he tells the person in today's Gospel: "No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."

    These are strong statements and can frighten us. If we are among the weak who look to what was left behind, we can only ask Jesus: "Help me, Lord, so that I will begin to look to you alone and not to what was left behind." We are all called. Let us respond to the call, even if we fail many times. Lord, have mercy.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: 1 Kings 19.16b, 19-21
    Second Reading: Galatians 5.1, 13-18
    Gospel: Luke 9.51-62

    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