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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
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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

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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
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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Sacrament of the Sick
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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
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, September 19, 2010

Not everyone likes the Gospel reading today, taken from the Gospel according to Luke. This is the kind of Gospel that doesn't always make sense to us. Even though we are told that Jesus is commending the sort of street smartness of the unjust steward, it still sounds like Jesus is commending the dishonesty of the steward - and that does not sit well with us.

What is being commended is the capacity of the unjust steward to find his way out of a situation that could have ruined him entirely. We need to look at the first reading, from the Prophet Amos. Here again we see people just taking advantage of one another, not striving to do the right thing.

The real challenge today is to look at my own personal spiritual life. I need to be honest with myself. Do I really seek God and accept the difficulties that it brings into my life? Or do I look for ways to appear good to others without really being good? The more serious I become about seeking God, the more seriously I can live out what God is asking of me.

Perhaps we can all choose to serve the Lord to the best of our abilities and see what it means at the practical levels of our life. Are we as astute as the unjust steward in today's Gospel? I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone - that is the solution of the author of the second reading today.

Following Jesus Christ is ultimate so very simple: live as He lived with all the energies of our life. One challenge for most of us is that we are not consistent in our living the Christian life. Often we live as Christians as long as it is comfortable for us. When the going gets rough, then too often we dodge out of doing what is right and just and do that which will get us out of the situation, rather than that which is right and just.

The Prophet Amos tells us in the first reading that God knows us, that God is aware of all within us that is not in keeping with what He was asked us. The second reading asks us to pray so that everything will turn out all right. The Gospel, the third reading, repeats again: be bright, be good and strive to please the Lord so that you can have everlasting life.

Let us strive to follow the advice of today's reading with love and compassion!

Readings of the day:
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Second Reading:

Homily from Abbot Philip, OSB, of the Benedictine Abbey of Christ in the Desert.


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