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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 23, 2010

We celebrate this solemnity of 50 days after Easter as the fullness of Easter itself. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us any strength of faith that we may have. Just as Jesus died and was raised to life by the Spirit of the Father, so also we must life our life in that same Spirit of the Father, as sisters and brothers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In our first reading today, from the Acts of the Apostles, we begin to understand more clearly that although the followers of Jesus believed in Him, they still were afraid to teach Him publicly and to proclaim Him to all of the nations. They had to wait for this Holy Spirit to take hold of them and give them courage in the face of ridicule and rejection. Many of us are also shy about proclaiming our faith in the Lord Jesus. Perhaps today we can pray for this Spirit to come on us and to give us courage so that our faith becomes simply another aspect of us and we are no longer uneasy in talking about it.

The second reading, from the First Letter to the Corinthians, is clear that you and I and others form the one body of Christ in this world. Our gifts are different, one person from another. All of the gifts are need to continue the work of Christ in our world. How different our world looks when we begin to recognize that each person brings his or her own gifts and that we need those gifts to live in the fullness of Jesus Christ.

The Gospel today, from Saint John, tells us about the coming of the Holy Spirit. It is clear again that these early followers were cowering behind closed doors with a lot of fear. The coming of the Holy Spirit takes their fears away. These first followers seem to need peace, because that is the first greeting of the Lord to them: Peace be with you! May we know the peace of Jesus in our own lives! With peace comes the capacity to forgive the sins of others. This forgiveness is clearly a gift of the Lord who loves us. This gift is given to each of us individually and also to the Church in her ordained ministers. Today we can rejoice in forgiving all who may ever have harmed us in any way whatsoever. And we can invite others to forgive us if we have ever harmed them in any way whatsoever.

At the heart of our Christian life, fear is taken away, peace and forgiveness are given. May we dispel the fears of others and proclaim the peace and forgiveness given to us in Christ Jesus. Come, Holy Spirit.

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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