The provincial government announced revisions to the "Roadmap for Reopening" as they relate to places of worship. The updated measures will result in places of worship opening at 15% capacity in Step 1 and 25% capacity in Step 2. The provincial reopening plan will begin on Friday, June 11 (Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus).
In Step 1, the maximum capacity at St Norbert's Church is 50 people. Please note the following guidelines:
We hope to organize the First Communion and Confirmation in Step 2 in the Roadmap.
Looking forward to seeing you all
Fr. Gigi Philip
St. Norbert's Church
Following the painful discovery in Kamloops, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, has written has written a statement regarding residential schools.
This page also presents frequently asked questions about residential schools to help answer some questions you may have.
In response to numerous inquiries from parishioners and clergy, we are providing information for those who may wish to contribute to relief efforts to assist the people of India.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will send donations through Development and Peace to Caritas Internationalis, an international confederation of Catholic humanitarian organizations that is already in India helping those who are suffering during this COVID-19 outbreak.
Since the pandemic began, India's Catholic Church, acting principally through Caritas India, has been supporting some of the most disadvantaged groups, such as those with inadequate housing, migrant labourers, persons with special needs and widows.
To learn more about Caritas' work in India, please watch this video: http://bit.ly/CaritasIndiaRelief.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
Missals will are available at the Church from Nov 14, 2020. Please give a donation of $5.00 each.
The archdiocese of Toronto has established a pre-authorized giving plan to assist you in your support of the work of St. Norbert's parish through your regular parish offerings (this does not include special collections). This is how you make your gift through the pre-authorized giving plan:
• Decide the amount of your gift to St. Norbert's parish to be withdrawn from your account each month.
• Enclose a cheque from your account marked "void".
• Mail to the parish office with your Name, Address, Telephone, Email and Amount.
More information is available here.