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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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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
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  • Eucharistic Fraternity
  • Financial Council
  • Holy Communion
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  • Legion of Mary
  • Liturgical Decorators
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  • Music Ministries

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    for Sunday, June 2, 2019

    The most recent trend in TV dramas has been long series with numerous intricate plot lines. A good series will pull all the plot lines together before it ends, but so often you have to be reminded of them before each episode. So a series will begin with, "Previously on" whatever the series is.

    St. Luke does something like that. He concluded his gospel, today's gospel, with the Ascension of the Lord and the directive to the disciples to be witnesses to the world of the wonders of the Kingdom of God. Then St. Luke writes another book, this one about the Early Church and the ministries of Peter and Paul from Jerusalem to Rome. This book is the Acts of the Apostles. Now at the very beginning of Acts, today's first reading, we hear again about the Lord's Ascension and the directive to the disciples to be witnesses to the world of the wonders of God's Kingdom. This is very much a "previously, in the first days of the Church," moment.

    Of all the wonders and preaching of the Lord, St. Luke prepares us for the story of the Early Church by recalling the Ascension and the Lord's mandate that his disciples be witnesses to the world. Jesus has left to judge the living and the dead, and, yet, he is still mystically present in the Holy Spirit. The main focus of the disciples is to be witnesses. The whole Acts of the Apostles is about their witnessing. It is also a call for us to be witnesses.

    When we hear the term witness our natural inclination is to consider a witness in a court room. But being a witness is much more than reporting on an incident. In calling the disciples to be witnesses, Luke is telling them, and us, to report on the entire story of salvation history. We are to proclaim to the world that the spiritual is real, that mankind sacrificed the spiritual for the pleasures of the world, and that God loves us so much that he restored the spiritual through the sacrifice of His Son. We are to proclaim that there is more to life than what meets the eye. Jesus Christ is still with us. His Holy Spirit empowers us. Our sins will be forgiven. Everlasting life is offered to us.

    We are to be witnesses, but how? Obviously, what we say is of minimal importance. We are to witness with our lives. People should, as the old hymn said, "Know we are Christians by our love." It should be clear to all around us that God is the center of our lives. We need to live in a way that proclaims Christ. Our lives should be our witness. We need to follow the example of so many who have and who are forfeiting their physical lives for the sake of their spiritual lives. The world martyr means witness.

    We probably will not be called upon to make the choice of choosing Christ or denying Him, although many in Iraq, in Asia and in Africa, are making that very choice as we speak. However, we will be called upon to choose Christ and accept social suicide. We need to give witness to the fundamental truth of love in the world. We need to stand against hatred. A Christian cannot close an eye to those who further hatred. But the Christian who stands against a hate monger will often be despised. A Christian cannot stand with those who promote the destruction of life, but a Christian who stands against those who support abortion will be ridiculed. A Christian cannot allow the poor and the stranger among us to suffer, but a Christian who works for social justice will be dismissed as a bleeding heart.

    That is on the negative, but there are wonderful positives. Being a witness to Jesus Christ means letting others know that life can be so much more than a series of failures and successes. Being a witness to Jesus Christ means proclaiming to the world that meaning and purpose and fulfillment can have the infinitely wonderful dimension of eternal union with God. Being a witness to Jesus Christ means proclaiming with our lives that happiness is offered to all who dare to embrace God.

    The next episode of the series is beginning. "Pay attention," the readings say, "to what has taken place: the spiritual is real, the way of the Lord must be promoted to the world. We must be God's witnesses."

    Readings of the day:
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    This material is used with permission of its author, Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Pellegrino, Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL. Visit his website


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