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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
Wednesday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
Thursday8:00 AM
Friday8:00 AM
First Friday6:00 PMHoly Hour with Benediction
7:00 PMMass
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-3:30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession
Saturday: 4:00 – 4:45 PM
First Friday: 6:00 – 6:45 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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    for Sunday, May 28, 2017

    "I am with you always, until the end of the age." Jesus is always with us. The Holy Spirit is always with us. The Father is always with us. This is why we also celebrate a Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. Today the focus is on Jesus leaving us in order to be with us in a different way. We humans often do not like changes. We don't like people leaving us. We don't like people dying on us. We like things to go on as they are - at least as long as things are relatively comfortable.

    Jesus ascends and leaves His followers uncomfortable! Something new is happening. We can remember the dismay when Jesus was crucified - and hardly anyone believed in Him at all. Then came Resurrection - and even that was difficult to believe. We are all a bit like the Apostle Thomas. We want things to behave in a normal way! If things change, we want to prove them ourselves and not just trust others.

    The first reading today is from the Acts of the Apostles and gives an account of the ascension. It tells us that Jesus had to "prove" Himself to His followers and that He finally convinced them that He was truly alive and with them. They still don't understand but are waiting for Him to establish a Kingdom on this earth. Jesus is clear now: the Kingdom is within you. With your faith, go and preach to others the Word of God. The Holy Spirit will help you.

    Then Jesus goes up and disappears from their sight. There are two men dressed in white present, reminding the followers that Jesus will come back in the same way that He leaves.

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians. This letter tells us that God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavens. It is important for us to recognize that now Jesus is with the Father and has sent to us the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the new way of knowing the presence of Christ in our midst.

    This brings us back to the Gospel of Matthew, in which Jesus sends His followers to baptize and to draw all peoples to Him.

    These three readings all agree in the Ascension and in the understanding that Jesus must leave us in one way in order to be present to us in another way. The challenge for us is to come to know the Lord in this new way. It might have been easier in many ways to have known Jesus in the flesh - but there were many who knew Him and rejected Him as the Son of God. We do not know Jesus in the flesh and yet we are invited to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that Jesus died for us, that Jesus was raised for us and that Jesus has given us His Holy Spirit.

    May our Father in Heaven show us how to believe and help us understand these great mysteries of our faith.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Acts 1.1-11
    Second Reading: Ephesians 1.17-23
    Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20

    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