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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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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    for Sunday, August 19, 2018

    "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" – these words from today's Gospel from Saint John give us the basic question that each of us must answer. Who is Jesus for me? Who is Jesus for us? The early followers of Jesus had to struggle with the words that Jesus gave to them. Even more they had to struggle to understand and accept fully that Jesus is God.

    The first reading today is from the Book of Proverbs and speaks about wisdom. Wisdom is about knowing how to live and how to understand living. For these early believers, living always means living with God and seeking to understand how God is present and drawing us to Himself. Wisdom is so much an intellectual understanding as it is an inner sense of how to live well with God and with others. This is why wisdom becomes identified with the Holy Spirit in later understanding.

    The point of this reading from the Book of Proverbs is that wisdom has prepared a banquet and the food that wisdom prepares is to help us live with God. This connects so clearly with the Gospel where Jesus tells us that He Himself is the food, the bread of life and the true drink - if we want to live.

    The second reading continues to be from the Letter to the Ephesians. Here again we meet wisdom. "Watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise." It is so easy to be foolish and to see this world as the whole of reality instead of recognizing that this world comes from God and in His love, God has invited us to live forever with Him. This is surely one of the most joyful statements ever to be made: God loves us and wants us to live with Him forever.

    The Gospel takes us back to bread. Almost everything in Chapter 6 of the Gospel of John is about bread and how Jesus is our bread of life. Jesus tells us that He is the living bread and that anyone who eats this living bread will live forever. We can understand the reaction of some of the people: are you inviting us to be cannibals? The words that Jesus uses are strong and direct and really mean "to eat." It is not just an image. We must eat Jesus and allow Him to transform us.

    It would be easy to change the meaning to only a symbolic one, but the early Church and the first followers of Jesus never understood these words as only symbolic. That is why some of the followers, perhaps a lot of the followers of Jesus, left Him at this point. It was just too much. In one sense, belief is always too much. It is much easier to be an agnostic, one who is not sure. Jesus, however, invites us to complete faith in Him, in His word, and in His presence in the Eucharist.

    Wisdom! Wisdom is for those who can believe. Wisdom means being able to see the hand of God and the presence of God in Jesus Christ. May we eat this living bread and may it transform us!

    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