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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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  • 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, May 10, 2020

    Today's readings begin with the Twelve dealing with a problem. The problem was that they were being stretched thin. They had a responsibility to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the world. This would take prayer and meditation on the events they had experienced in Jesus Christ and an intricate study on how these events were prophesied in the Hebrew Scriptures. But the Church had grown tremendously, wonderfully. With this growth came more and more people who needed special care. The reading mentions the widows of of the Hellenistic, non-Jews, who were not receiving the daily distribution of food. Perhaps someone needed to organize a way to get food to the Greek areas of the city. And someone needed to take care of the Samaritans, and the Egyptians, the Syrians, etc etc. It was a great problem to have, but it was still a problem. The Twelve needed to devote themselves to prayer and preaching. So they created a new ministry, a ministry of people from the various groups who needed help and entrusted them with the charitable outreach of the Church. These were the first deacons. You will notice Stephen, the first martyr mentioned, as well as a Philip different than the Apostle Philip presented in today's Gospel.

    By the way, the first reading also states that even a large group of priests was becoming obedient to the faith. This refers to the Temple priests, although you and I hope that all priests are only concerned with being men of faith. Priests as we know them in the Church are extensions of the Bishops' ministries.

    There is another group of priests presented in today's readings. That group consists in all the faithful. In the second reading from the First Letter of Peter, we heard that all who are committed to Christ are de facto priests. The first Pope proclaims, "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you might announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

    The work of religion is not limited to the ordained. It is the work of all Christians. You embrace this work every time you reach out to others, calling them to join you in worship. You embrace this work when you instruct your children on the truths of the faith, every time you say to them or to anyone, "This is what we must do to be followers of Jesus Christ." The way we live our lives, then, is not imposed on us. It flows from within us, from our own determination to live the life of Christ.

    Therefore, Jesus says to Thomas and to us, "I am the way, the truth and the life." Thomas and the Apostle Philip are seekers. They want God in their lives. So do we. We seek, and we find. Our search for God frees us from the shackles of a materialistic society. Our union with Christ frees us to embrace the wonders of a life without limits, the awesome gift of eternity.

    Like the Twelve in the first reading, we also have to be careful that we are not stretched thin. We need to make time for prayer and the study of the Word so we can be the priests we are called to be. We need to make a prayer schedule, and we need to keep it. If we do not, then we will find ourselves doing a lot but accomplishing nothing.

    "In my Father's house there are many dwelling places," the Gospel begins. There is a room with your name on it and a room with my name on it. Those rooms are there, waiting for us to move in. Jesus prepared these rooms for us. May we prepare ourselves for Him.

    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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