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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
    Monday, September 21, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Feast of St. Matthew
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    for Sunday, June 19, 2016

    Let us lose our lives for the sake of Jesus Christ! This is the only way to live forever and yet we often avoid it because it will involve suffering on our part. Most of us don't like suffering and so in avoiding suffering we often avoid growth in Christ Jesus.

    The first reading today is from the Prophet Zechariah. This reading seems to speak so directly to the sufferings of Jesus that it takes tremendous effort to remind ourselves that it is a prophecy made some centuries before the time of Jesus. It is by looking deeply enough into the humanity of others and at the human condition that we come to recognize that the author of this reading was able to recognize a role for suffering in saving the lives of others. This author was able to see that the unmerited sufferings of a good man are a form of salvation for others. When Jesus comes and fulfills this prophecy, we are able to see this meaning ina new way and recognize infinite sufferings merits infinite salvation.

    The second reading today is from the Letter to the Galatians. Is a challenge to belong completely to Christ Jesus. If we have put on Christ, then we become heirs to the promise. And what promise? The promise of God's unconditional love and God's abiding presence with us.

    The Gospel of Luke today returns to suffering once more. The Son of Man had to die and we also must die. This is a strong invitation to accept and even embrace suffering for the Kingdom of God. The followers of Jesus did not want Him to suffer and Jesus Himself would have gone without suffering—according to his prayer in Gethsemani—except that the Father asked Jesus to undergo suffering for our sake. We do not and cannot completely understand that mystery We do not and often cannot understand why we ourselves must suffer for the Kingdom.

    We must be honest: most of us do not want to suffer. Yet, equally we accept that we must suffer when we love others. The only way to truly love others is to be willing to suffer for them. Thus we are invited by Jesus to take up our cross now and follow Him. Jesus even tells His own followers that He will be killed. We can also assure one another that if we truly follow Jesus we will suffer and may even die. If our life has no suffering, then something is wrong.

    My sisters and brothers, we come together seeking to follow Jesus more faithfully. Let us encourage one another to take up the cross today. If we died with Him we shall live with Him. To Him be glory and honor forever. Amen.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Zechariah 12.10-11
    Second Reading: Galatians 3.26-29
    Gospel: Luke 9.18-24

    Homily from Abbot Philip, OSB, of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.


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    Precious Blood Parish, Toronto