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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, May 2, 2010

As I have loved you, so you also should love one another! In our hearts, we know that is impossible to us! Yet with the grace of God and faith in the Lord Jesus, this type of love becomes possible to us. Such love! As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.

It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God - this saying from the Acts of the Apostles speaks to the same reality. Without the grace of God and faith in the Lord Jesus, we will not have the strength to undergo these many hardships.

Behold, I make all things new. The Book of Revelation tells us what happens to us if we have grace and believe: we are made new. Not only are we made new, everything around us is also made new because we begin to see with eyes of faith, to hear with ears of faith, to live with a new power which is the grace of God.

Why don't we Christians today seem as alive in the faith as were these early Christians? Why does Christianity so often seem weighed down with sin and failure? Why isn't the Church a shining example of Christian behavior? Why can't I seem to be entirely faithful to the Lord? Why doesn't my faith shine forth from me so strongly that others will know immediately the power of God at work within me?

These early Christians were not able to convert everyone. These early Christians also had followers who did not give all that they had to follow the Lord. These early Christians also had sexual misbehavior in their Christian communities.

So what is our faith about? It is about coming to the Lord Jesus and acknowledging that we are sinners, learning to live in that truth and learning how to let God's grace transform us. We ourselves, by ourselves, cannot build a Church for God any more than David was allowed to build a temple for the Lord. It is God who builds the Church. Our task is to be faithful, day after day, trying to live by faith and in grace. When we fail, we ask forgiveness and do not try to hide the truth.

Faith in Jesus Christ in not about success in this world. Faith in Jesus Christ is not about having a Church that is perfect in this world. Faith is about following and continue to follow as best we can. Faith is about relying on Jesus alone, even when we encounter sin and darkness.

My children, love one another. My children, pardon one another. My children, walk in the light of the Lord.

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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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