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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.

No doubt you are aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – parish salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.) – are funded through the generosity of our parish community. It will be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection.

In response to many requests that I have received from parishioners, here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

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

- Contribute to our parish offertory by credit card. Please click here. You will then be able to select our parish in the drop-down menu. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to our parish offertory or other special funds.

- Contribute through pre-authorized giving. Click here for more information on pre-authorized giving. You can obtain a form from the parish office or you can click here to download an enrollment form which can be printed and completed. Return the completed form and a voided cheque to your parish office. Or e-mail the form and a scanned copy or photo of a voided cheque to for processing. Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.

- You can contribute to the offertory via online banking. To do this, the archdiocese will need to send you a unique account number. Please send an e-mail to In the body of the email provide:

   * Your name
   * Address
   * Parish name
   * Municipality

You will be emailed 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 our parish. You can make a one time or recurring gift to our offertory.

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 miss seeing all of you at the Mass and I pray daily that we will 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

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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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    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 2nd 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:
    Second Reading:

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


    Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


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