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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 Contributions are withdrawn from your bank account on the 20th of each month.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
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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.
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    Pray the Rosary

    The Rosary is a widespread traditional devotion of roman catholics. The term "Rosary" comes from the Latin "Rosarium", which means "rose garden", probably originating from the symbolical designation of a collection of similar things, in our case, the prayers.

    The Rosary is a combination of the physical object, having a crucifix, a medal and 59 beads, and the spiritual devotion, consisting of prayer and meditation.

    The Prayers of the Rosary

    The prayers that are repeatedly said are the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father and the Fatima Prayer. These prayers, in a specific sequence make up a decade. The Sign of the Cross, the Apostles' Creed and Hail, Holy Queen are said once.

    The Mysteries of the Rosary

    While praying the decades, the Mysteries of the Rosary are recalled to mind while meditating on them. The Mysteries represent major events in the lives of Jesus and His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. This meditation is one of the ways catholics thank and praise God for our redemption.

    Until 2002 there were three groups of mysteries: the joyful mysteries, the sorrowful mysteries, and the glorious mysteries, each having five events, one for each decade of the Rosary. In 2002, Pope John Paul II introduced a new set of five mysteries, the luminous mysteries. Today, the total number of mysteries is 20.

    The Origin of the Rosary

    The use of "prayer beads" and the repeated recitation of prayers accompanied by meditation has its origin in the early days of the Church and also has roots in pre-Christian times.

    Between the fourth and eleventh centuries, Christians leading a religious life recited many of, or all, the 150 psalms, daily. A well-known example are the Irish monks, who counted the psalms on knotted cords, during the seventh century.

    The rosary underwent many modifications along the way. Starting with the recitation of the 150 psalms, continuing with the recitation of 150 Our Father prayers. The Hail Mary was introduced later, and took the place of the Our Father prayers.

    Traditionally, the Rosary was presented to St. Dominic in 1208 by the Virgin Mary, during a Marian apparition. St. Dominic preached the use of the rosary in his missionary work.

    The form of today's rosary developed in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

    The rosary has been promoted by numerous popes: Leo XIII was known as "The Rosary Pope". Pope Pius V introduced the rosary into the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, celebrated on October 7. Most recently, on May 3, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI stated that the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime.

    The fact that the Catholic Church continues to include the Feast of the Holy Rosary on the liturgical calendar testifies to the importance and goodness of this form of prayer.

    The apostolic letter of pope Pius VI, Marialis cultus, dated February 2, 1974 defines the three major features of the Rosay.

    a) Contemplative - "By its nature the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord's life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord." Without the contemplative element, the rosary becomes a "mechanical repetition of formulas. . .a body without a soul."

    b) Christ-centered and Marian - "The Rosary is a 'compendium of the entire Gospel' centered on the mystery of the redemptive Incarnation." It is directed toward the events of Christ's life as seen by Mary.

    c) In Harmony with the Liturgy - Since the rosary is centered on the same mysteries celebrated in the liturgy, it is "excellent preparation" for and a "continuing echo" of the liturgy.



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