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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

    please check out our Telephone Directory.

  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 29th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, January 1, 2017

    On this first day of every year, we remember Mary, Mother of God, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church. And we begin the year blessing God for all of His goodness for us. May this New Year of 2017 bring many blessings to all of us and to our world.

    The first reading today is from the book of Numbers. It helps us remember how to bless one another by reminding us of how God asked Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel: “The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!” O that we would pray for one another in the same way all of the time! If we could relate to every other person by asking God's blessing on that person, our world would be changed instantly. Gone would be the desire for war and for revenge. Gone would be the hatred of one another. Gone would be all that divides us-if we truly prayed for the good of one another and for blessings on one another.

    The second reading comes from the Letter to the Galatians and gives us the reason to pray for one another: we are all adopted children of God. But so often we do not remember that we are all sisters and brothers in Christ, in God. Instead, we treat one another as strangers and as competitors. Instead of helping one another, we take away from one another. This first day of the year reminds us that we are all in this together and that we help ourselves by helping one another and we damage ourselves when we fight one another.

    The Gospel today is from Saint Luke and is about the naming of Jesus and the circumcision of Jesus, showing that Jesus is truly human like us in all things except sin. Jesus is truly God and truly man. We are invited to imitate Mary and to ponder Jesus in our hearts so that we can understand Him and be formed by Him. Today we have many ways of naming new children. Naming is an important aspect of the life of a new child and should be seen as an important event in a life. A male child born in the Jewish culture of the time of Jesus received his name at the time of his circumcision and circumcision took place eight days after birth. This is part of the story of Jesus which is particular to his culture. Remember the naming of John the Baptist, when the people would not believe that Elizabeth could give him the name “John” because there were no relatives with that name. But when Zechariah was asked, he wrote “John is his name.”

    So today we celebrate an event in the life of Jesus our Lord, when He is given His name. We celebrate the motherhood of Mary. We celebrate Mary as our Mother and Mother of the Church because she is the Mother of Jesus and thus Mother of God. Let us place this New Year under her maternal protection and strive to live as her Son lived, seeking only the will of the Father.

    "The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!"

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Numbers 6.22-27
    Second Reading: Galatians 4.4-7
    Gospel: Luke 2.16-21

    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