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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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    Thursday, November 26, 2020 - 34th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, June 3, 2018

    "Eat my flesh. Drink my blood." It is no wonder that many people in the first century of Christianity thought of Christians as cannibals! The focus of this great Solemnity of Corpus Christi is on the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This Solemnity is an echo of Holy Thursday, when we celebrated the memory of the Last Supper.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Exodus and is about the Covenant between God and the Chosen People, with Moses acting as the spokesperson for the Chosen People. The way in which such a covenant was expressed was by sacrificing lots of bulls and collecting their blood and pouring half of that blood on the altar (the symbol of God's presence) and sprinkling the other half over the assembled people. The point is that the People and God are now joined by a bond of blood.

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Hebrews. Again the focus of the reading is on blood, but showing that the sprinkling of blood only gives a bond that cannot last and is not perfect. Yet Jesus Christ shed His blood for us. Jesus poured out His blood for us. The Letter to the Hebrews wants us to recognize that this pouring of blood makes a perfect covenant and one which will never end. Jesus is the mediator of a New Covenant. Because Jesus has died for us we can receive eternal life.

    The Gospel is from Saint Mark and is the account of the Last Supper and is the narrative of the institution of the transforming mystery of Christ being with us always. Again, we can dwell on blood. "This is my blood of the covenant which shall be shed for many." Then Jesus leaves to meet His death.

    Today many of us are far removed from any contact with blood, either human blood or animal blood. Many of us no longer think of blood as the lifeblood of people. To understand these readings we must spend some time thinking about blood. Blood is shed all the time in our modern world. There are wars in so many countries today. Even worse, the blood of innocents is shed without even thinking about it. In China alone, during 40 years, there were 336 million abortions. We can think of all these souls as a mighty army in heaven, interceding for our world, which continues to exterminate the unborn at a high rate. The blood of the innocent cries out! Each year in our world there are about 55 million unborn children who are victims of abortion.

    A Covenant in blood is a promise for life! The more we are able to live because of the blood of Christ, the more we can have the strength to work at changing our world, which lives in such darkness.

    So first, we must believe and invite others to believe. Then we must seek to follow Jesus Christ and His Way. In that following, our world will change. Glory to God!

    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