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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
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Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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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
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for Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today we commemorate the hour when Jesus entered the Holy City of Jerusalem for the last time. This Holy City was to be the place where his ministry on earth would be brought to its culmination, to its cataclysmic and glorious conclusion.

Here he would suffer and die and rise again. Here would take place the most significant events in the whole history of the world. Here the Son of God would bring about the salvation of mankind. Here God would visit his people and let his glory be made manifest.

But what did those simple people know who cut down their palms, spread their cloaks in the road and waved and cheered as Christ passed in the street.

They knew something great was about to happen to Jesus who was real a hero to them - someone who had always stuck up for the poor and cured them of all their ills. If they were going to have a King then who better to have this wise, sincere and holy man than a despot like the ones they were so used to.

They did not know that something much greater was to happen. They did not know that they were participating in events which would transform the world forever. And yet there they are in the streets cheering and waving their palms.

For the 1977th time the Church commemorates the entry of Christ into Jerusalem. We do so in a much more sober way than those people of Jerusalem whom we attempt to imitate. But the joy in our hearts is no less sincere since it is based in the knowledge of what came after; those earth shattering events whose consequences uniquely reverberate both backwards and forwards through time.

We rejoice, but we do so in a quiet way because today in our liturgy and in our personal prayer we begin that terrible last journey together with Jesus. We follow him every inch of the way from the gates of Jerusalem, to the Upper Room, to the Garden of Gethsemane, to the steps of the Praetorium, to the hill of Calvary and then to the tomb in the garden where he gloriously rose from the dead.

This greatest journey of all begins today with the entry of Jesus into the Holy City of Jerusalem. It was in those days already a Holy City since it contained the Temple built at the command of God. But by that triumphant entry and the events of the next week it was to become even holier.

But this was a holiness that could not be contained by those gates; the events that occurred there transformed the world and have made each place a holy place and each person a redeemed child of God.

Readings of the day:
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Second Reading:

Homily from Father Alex McAllister SDS - RC Church of Christ the King


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