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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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    Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy
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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:
    Second Reading:

    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