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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
Jose Reyes - 416-759-2051
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
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, August 12, 2018

    "Strengthened by that food, he walked forty days and forty nights to the mountain of God, Horeb.” Wow! Strong spiritual food that gave incredible strength. The most important aspect of this account is that Elijah trusted in God's Word. All of us can do more than we believe we can do when we trust in the Word of the Lord.

    This first reading today, from the First Book of Kings, tells about the Prophet Elijah. This prophet is so human and like us. He is tired of the spiritual journey and he is tired of having to serve God and have no support at all. So he asks to die. Instead, the angel of God, perhaps God Himself, tells Elijah to get up and eat and to go to Horeb, the mountain of God. The important aspect that we must notice is that Elijah obeys God. This is the heart of our spiritual life. This is how each one of us wants to live even when we are not faithful. Like Elijah, we must work with all our energy to obey the Lord!

    The second reading is from the Letter to the Ephesians. This short section is an instruction about how to live a life in accordance with our faith in Jesus Christ. It is so easy to leave the Lord Jesus and follow other ways of thinking and living. Instead, we are told that if we want to live in a fully human way, we must also live deeply the life of the Spirit. The life of the Spirit is seen by living in love, as Christ has loved us. That means that we must be willing to give up our lives for the love of others. Pretty strong!

    The Gospel from Saint John today is about Jesus being the bread that God sends us from heaven. Again this is a strong teaching and one that many people simply cannot accept. Even in the time of Jesus disciples left Jesus because of His saying: You must eat my flesh and drink my blood.

    In the early Church some were accused of cannibalism because this teaching about eating and drinking was so strong. Jesus wants us to become Him so He gives Himself to us as our food. With most food, the food becomes us when we eat it. With the bread from heaven, the Holy Eucharist, we become Jesus when we eat it.

    With the Eucharist, we also can walk to Mount Horeb, to the mountain of the Lord. We can meet the Lord personally and be at home with Him. Only faith guides us on this path. To walk with the Lord, we must love others and sacrifice our lives for them. We will be transfigured by this God who loves us.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: 1 Kings 19.4-8
    Second Reading: Ephesians 4.30 – 5.2
    Gospel: John 6.41-51

    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