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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, April 18, 2010

During this time of Easter, the readings tell us over and over about the Lord Jesus and his rising from the dead and his appearing to his followers. Today's reading from the Acts of the Apostles tells of the preaching of Jesus' followers and how they simply could not keep quiet about what had happened. Those who follow the Lord Jesus often find that they cannot be silent about what He had done in their lives, even today. Like the early disciples, we Christians often talk among ourselves about the ways that Jesus has changed our lives.

The second reading, from the Book of Revelation, takes us to heaven and gives witness that even in heaven, there is praise of the Risen Lord. It is as if heaven reflects back to us what has happened here on earth when Jesus rises from the dead. Probably most of us don't think about heaven in this way. We just see heaven as our ultimate goal without reflecting much on what it will be like. When we do reflect, we understand that none of us really knows anything about heaven other than that we will be with our Lord.

We can understand, however, that heaven and being with the Lord will be about living forever in these great mysteries of our faith.

The Gospel today brings us back to the appearances of Jesus after his Resurrection. There seem to be two important aspects of this particular Gospel passage. First, even though the followers of Jesus recognize him, they are still a bit unsure that it is truly the Lord. Second, Jesus invites Peter to repent of his three denials by confessing his love for the Lord three times.

Like us, these early followers of Jesus both believe and have doubts at the same time. The challenge for us today is to continue to believe that Jesus is present in his Church. In so many ways it is easier to live at the level of doubt and to reject the Church. It is an enormous challenge to see the present of Jesus Christ at work in His Church, bringing holiness and love to our world. This is always the challenge of believing in the Incarnation of our Lord.

Today we face the same challenges as the early Christians: we believe in Jesus but have our doubts that He is present in the Catholic Church. It is the Lord Himself who invites us to believe in His Church. Let us go forward with faith and confidence. Let us follow the Lord.

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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