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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, April 2, 2017

    It is God who gives life and restores life. For the past two Sundays, we have heard Jesus tell us: I am the Messiah and I am the Son of Man. Today Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead - only God can do this. So we are drawn deeper and deeper in this time of Lent to place all our hope in God and to know that Jesus is God. When we believe that Jesus is God, all our life changes.

    The first reading today is from the Prophet Ezekiel and tells of God's promise to raise up the people of Israel: "I will put my spirit in you that you may live." God gives physical life, but more importantly, God gives the life of Spirit. God promises to give us His Spirit. Only with that Spirit can we truly live. We may be misunderstood by others, but we live. We may seem crazy in our beliefs in this God who loves us, but we live.

    The second reading today comes from the Letter to the Romans and repeats this same teaching that we have just heard from the Prophet Ezekiel: "You are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him." Today's readings continue to insist that we learn to live in the Spirit and that only the Spirit gives true life.

    The Gospel today, from Saint John, tells of the illness and death of Lazarus. This account also gives us the reactions of Martha and Mary. Martha is always busy and trying to get things straightened out and Mary is at home, but also has her plans. Lazarus is dead!

    Jesus teaches about the Resurrection but no one is yet ready to hear Him. They want Lazarus alive now. Thinking about someone living after death is not the same as thinking of someone living right now. We know, of course, that life after death is actually more important than this life, but that the only way to live forever, after death, is how we live this life. The woman at the well two weeks ago and the man born blind last week both heard Jesus tell them: I am the Messiah, I am the Son of Man. Jesus, now, simply raises Lazarus from the dead, after three days in the tomb. No one who was there could doubt that Jesus raised Lazarus - but of course many looked for other explanations.

    The challenge of Lent for all of us was stated on the First Sunday of Lent: Repent and believe in the Good News! We are invited to repent of our sins because we believe in the Good News that Jesus is Lord, Jesus is Messiah, Jesus is Savior, Jesus is the Son of Man and Jesus raises the dead to life.

    Once we believe, our whole life changes. Come, Lord Jesus.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Ezekiel 37.12-14
    Second Reading: Romans 8.8-11
    Gospel: John 11.1-45

    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