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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
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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
Please contact the office
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for Sunday, October 10, 2010

Who is our God? Do we worship Him alone? Do we give thanks to God for his mercy in our lives? These are the questions that today's readings can put into our hearts and minds. Naaman worshipped other gods and never thought anything about it until he was healed by the God of Israel. Today we worship many other gods without naming them. If we worship the God of Israel, then we must follow that God and make our lives confirm to his teachings.

Far too often we say that we worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but our lives actually speak volumes about worshipping other gods: money, power and sex among them. Sometimes our only god might be competition and being better than someone else. At other times our god might be thinking badly of others. Sometimes our god can be appearing better dressed than others. All we have to do is be honest in looking at our daily living to see if we have other gods whose values are more important than the values of the God of Israel.

We don't know what happened to Naaman after his healing and his return to his own country. We can hope that he was faithful to his promise. We ourselves can work each day to be faithful to our promises to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel gives us a story we are probably familiar with because it is simple and fairly easily remembered. Ten lepers are cured and only one returns to thank Jesus. Even more astounding, the one who returns is a Samaritan and not a Jew. The Samaritans and the Jews had much conflict and religious differences. The one leper we might expect not to return and give thanks is the only one who does return and give thanks.

What are daily gifts of our lives? Do we give thanks? If we don't thank other people for their goodness to us, will we thank God? Every day all that happens is a gift of God if we can accept it. All we do for good is a gift of God if we can accept it. Every day we can come to the end of our days and give thanks. We can also return to the Lord at the end of the day with our sinfulness and give that to the Lord as we ask for healing.

If we are unfaithful he remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself. Each day we are invited to strive for faithfulness because He, the Lord Jesus, invites us to faithfulness. He is always faithful. Let us strive to be faithful today.

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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