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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.

Our churches are open for Mass and private prayer and we have worked diligently following guidance from public health authorities to make the environment safe for all.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are no doubt aware that our parish relies on the support of our parishioners to operate – salaries, programs and ongoing operating costs (heating, water, electricity, etc.). These are funded through the generosity of our parish community.

It continues to be a challenge for our parish to maintain operations without the weekly offertory collection. We have benefited greatly from the Canada Employment Wage Subsidy, but that support is scheduled to diminish after September.

Here are the ways that you can continue to support our parish at this time:

  • You can set up a Pre-Authorized Giving by contacting our parish office. Details are shown on the Pre-Authorized Giving page.

  • Drop off or mail your regular weekly offertory contribution to the parish office.

  • Visit our Donate Now page by clicking here. Choose your parish, Precious Blood Parish, Scarborough, amount of your gift – one-time or recurring and payment method – credit card or chequing account.

  • You can contribute to the offertory via on-line banking – similar to how you may be paying your utility bills. To do this, we need to send you your unique account number. Please e-mail us at In the body of the email provide us with your name, address, parish name and municipality. We will email you your 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 your parish. You can make a one-time or recurring gift to your offertory. This is the most cost effective way to donate electronically.

    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’m happy to see people returning to Mass and I pray daily that we will all 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

    Thinking about the priesthood or religious life? Hearing Jesus' call "Come and follow me"? Not sure?

    Visit Vocations Toronto at, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

    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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    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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