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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
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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
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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

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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
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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Sacrament of the Sick
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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Knights of Columbus
Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, February 7, 2010

This Sunday we can look at both Isaiah and Peter, who were so convinced that their sinfulness made them unworthy to speak the word of the Lord to others. They are wonderful examples for us, who also try to follow the Lord Jesus.

Isaiah receives some kind of vision of the holiness of God and becomes terrified because he sees his own unworthiness so much more clearly. Perhaps we can identify with Isaiah. That doesn't mean that we have to have some overpowering vision of the Lord but simply some sense of the immensity and incredible love and compassion of God. Even if we just think about those realities and meditate on them a little, we can perhaps understand our own unworthiness even though we know that God loves us.

Peter is always the apostle who is very human, very normal and who denies the Lord in lots of ways, just as we do. Peter is a fisherman and knows how to fish. So when Jesus tells him what to do, he is not immediately ready to follow the advice of the Lord. What could the Lord know about fishing? Is not Jesus the son of the carpenter and know the work of a carpenter and not of a fisherman? But finally he says to the Lord: if you tell me to do it, I will do it.

That last part is the most important part. Peter is always clear that when he knows that the Lord is asking something of Him and when the Lord is right in front of him asking, he will do what is asked.

Jesus has left us the commandment of love. If He were right in front of us, telling us that a particular action needs to be done, we might well obey Him. But because normally Jesus does not appear that way in our lives, we can find ourselves being less than diligent in seeking His will and less than faithful in doing it.

We can pray in the spirit of Saint Paul in today's second reading that God's grace will be effective in us, that no matter how often we are unfaithful that we may recognize God's faithfulness to us. Let us give thanks for the graces given to us each day and may we deepen in our faithfulness to God's gifts. The More we trust Him, the more He can do through us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:

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


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