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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, January 3, 2010

The great theme of the liturgy today is the light of divinity shining through the humanity of Christ and being seen and accepted by others. This is a challenging theme because lots of the time we humans do not recognize the divine light. We don't recognize that light in Jesus Christ and we don't recognize it in one another.

The first reading, from the Prophet Isaiah, speaks of this light shining over Jerusalem. Jerusalem is always the symbol of those chosen by God, the symbol of the Church and the symbol of a local community as well. When we read Scripture, we must always remember these layers of symbols and do our best to relate to all of the layers.

How different life would be if all humans were walking in the light of Jesus Christ! How different politics would be if every nation worked to follow the light of Christ! How different our Church would be if everyone were faithful to Christ's light!

Isaiah points us to the ideal kingdom of Christ and invites us to strive to live that kingdom in our personal lives, even if nations and the Church are not faithful. True life on our earth depends on each one of us striving to be faithful and each day taking up the challenge of faithfulness anew.

The Letter to the Ephesians reminds us today that Epiphany is also about the Gentiles coming to recognize Jesus as the Christ, as Lord and as God. This means that everyone on earth is invited to this Divine banquet and can eat the Divine food that is given for us. God invites us all. May we recognize His invitation today and strive to respond to it.

The Gospel is about the Magi who come to visit the baby Jesus, seeking the Savior. They offer this baby Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh. Later these gifts are seen to symbolize that Jesus will be our king (gold), our priest (frankincense) and that Jesus will die for us (myrrh). This is another invitation from God: let Jesus be our king and be our priest. May we recognize that Jesus has died for us and that if we truly want to live, then we must live as He lived.

Epiphany is the revelation of God to us. Epiphany is God shining through our human experiences. Epiphany happens when we recognize Christ as our King and our Priest. Epiphany happens when we allow Christ to die for us and we embrace His suffering and come to asknowledge His glory.

May we come to Christ today as did the Magi. May we adore the Lord in His holy place and love Him with all our being.

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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