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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

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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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  • Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church
    Scarborough, Ontario
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 24th week in Ordinary Time
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    for Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Do we listen? Are our ears open? Do we speak the word of the Lord? These are the questions that can be seen in the readings today. We are invited to have our ears opened and to learn to speak God's own words.

    The first reading is from the Prophet Isaiah. He tells the fainthearted - those who are uneasy about the word of God, whose hearts live in fear - "Be strong! Fear not!" Most of us who have faith are at least a bit shy about proclaiming that faith, especially when the world is so against faith right now. Yet the Prophet Isaiah would tell us to have no fear, just proclaim God and God's works. Everything will change if we begin to proclaim the Word of God! Our mute lips will speak, our tongues can speak aloud God's glory. We will be able to see the glory of the Lord. The eyes of the blind will be opened. All of these great works are a sign that God is present.

    The second reading comes from the Letter of James. "God chose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him." Again we have this testimony that God will work if we just walk with Him. God does not choose the powerful and those who have the means to pay their way. Instead God chooses the weak, the poor, those without capacity - and through them God proclaims the Kingdom of His love. We often doubt this reality but once we begin to see everything through faith, we begin to recognize that power counts for nothing unless it is the power of love. Our level in the society of this life counts for nothing. What counts is a heart set on God and on doing God's will.

    The Gospel is from Saint Mark today and is about Jesus curing the man who had a speech impediment and who could not hear. This echoes clearly the passage from the Prophet Isaiah. And, of course, once Jesus heals this man, everyone wants to talk about it. It is no longer a sign from God but is about extraordinary things happening. We humans often prefer the circus to the hard realities of life.

    What about us? Do we help others speak? Do we help others hear? Do we direct others to God? The early followers of Jesus recognized that Jesus was fulfilling the prophecies. Do we recognize that? Jesus does not go about saying: "I am God, listen to me." Rather, Jesus goes about doing the works that proclaim that He is God. Let us listen to Him and also open the mouths of others and help them see.

    Readings of the day:
    First Reading: Isaiah 35.4-7
    Second Reading: James 2.1-5
    Gospel: Mark 7.31-37

    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