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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
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 25th week in Ordinary Time - Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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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