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Pastor: Fr. Gigi Philip
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Livera

Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PMEnglish,
Couples for Christ Choir
Sunday9:00 AMItalian
Italian Choir
10:30 AMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
12:00 PMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
St. Norbert Singing Angels Choir
Weekday Masses
Tuesday7:00 PMItalian,
Devotion to Padre Pio
Wednesday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Thursday8:30 AMEnglish,
Devotion to St. Norbert
Friday8:30 AMItalian
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 9:15 AM
Elementary Schools
St. Norbert - 60 Maniza Rd. 416-393-5309
St. Robert  - 70 Bainbridge Avenue 416-393-5297
Secondary Schools
Madonna   - 20 Dubray Avenue 416-393-5506

Wheel Chair Accessible

Office Hours
Monday - Friday    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM;
(Lunch break 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM)
100 Regent Road
North York, Ontario M3K 1H3
Phone: 416-636-0213
Fax: 416-636-9431
Saturdays 4:15 - 4:45 PM and upon request
Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact the office as soon as possible
Sacrament of Matrimony
Please contact the office way in advance
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Please contact the office
Sacrament of the Sick
Please contact the office
Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
Please contact the office
Visiting the sick and elderly at home
Please contact the office

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.

Knights of Columbus
Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month
Please contact the office
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Please contact the office
Youth Group
Please contact the office
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for Sunday, December 27, 2009

This feast can always bring joy to us. In the first reading we have Hannah, who really wanted a son and got one, offering this gift of God back to God. Here it is the mother determining, at least in part, the life of her son.

In the Gospel, we have the twelve-year-old Jesus more or less determining the life of his parents when he takes off on his own to do His Fatherís work.

In the second reading, from the First Letter of John, we are all being instructed how to live in this world with our eyes clearly on the Lord and the world to come.

Perhaps today, then, we can reflect on our own personal lives, asking who are the people who affected us in the past and who are those who now touch our lives and influence us. We can also reflect on all those whose lives we touch or influence in any way. These relationships-those we touch and those who touch us-really form our personal family in a strong sense. Yes, there are children involved and we have been touched and influenced as children. As we grow older, it is more normal to begin to choose these relationships and to choose how we affect others and how they affect us.

This is why the second reading is so very important on this Sunday. All of these relationships must be put into the hands of the living God. As we grow in our following of Christ, we want to become mature Christians who seek the Lord and who choose for the Lord both in the ways we relate to others and in the ways they relate to us.

On this Sunday so soon after Christmas this year, let us be aware of the Holy Family and how their lives totally changed our entire world-not by power and not by money, but by honest self-sacrificing love. It is this to which we are called.

So often it looks as if the world has not changed at all since the coming of our Lord. Yet if you and I change even slightly, the whole world has changed. Let us seek to love others today and to allows to love us-and let us recognize that this can transform the whole world.

May the Father send His Spirit into our hearts so that we may love as His Son has loved us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:

Homily from Abbot Philip, OSB, of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.


Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


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