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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, April 4, 2010

Christ is risen! We, like the early followers of the Lord Jesus, do not yet understand the Scripture that He had to rise from the dead. Even today, some two thousand years after the birth of our Lord, we still find it difficult to believe that He rose from the dead and that He is God and that He has saved us. Far too often we live as if Jesus were only a sort of good and moral leader who keeps urging us to be good.

The first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, tells us that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and has given us the forgiveness of our sins if we believe in Him. That is so difficult to believe at so many levels of our lives, and yet if we do believe that our sins are forgiven, our lives are changed forever. We can begin to think of what is above - not spatially because we don't think that way any more, but in terms of what lies ahead of us and beyond us at this present time.

Today's Gospel shows this amusing accoung of Simon Peter and the other disciple running to the tomb. When the other disciple gets there, he looks in but does not go in. Instead he waits for Simon Peter to go in first. The other disciple gives his own testimony: he saw and he believed.

As we begin to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus this year, let us remember the words: saw and believed. We are called to look at our world and at our Church - and believe that God is present. We are called to see and believe that God is in all peoples and in those who are around us. Seeing and believing. Why? Because Christ has risen from the dead and invites us to share His divine life. Why? Because God has loved us even from the womb and before all time.

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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