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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, January 23, 2011

As we listen to the readings for this Sunday, we can become deeply aware that Jesus had some kind of charisma about him. We don't know if he had met any of these people before. If they are all from the same area, it is likely that he had met them. Nevertheless, to ask people to follow you and have them immediately drop what they were doing and go after you says so much about the force or charisma of Jesus' personality.

Another point that comes to us clearly is that Jesus is fulfilling the prophecies of the Jewish Scriptures and the authors of the Christian Scriptures take the effort seriously of pointing out these connections. In this time after Christmas and after the Baptism of the Lord, it is important that we ourselves see and understand Jesus as the fulfillment of the prophets.

We are the people who walk in the darkness of this world, yet who look for the light of Jesus Christ. We are those who have seen light rise out of darkness and who know that what God promised through our ancestors in the faith is fulfilled in Jesus and in our own time.

Jesus invites us to repent, just as John the Baptist did. Repenting is very different from feeling badly about ourselves. Repenting is about changing the direction of our lives. That does not mean that we can change directions once and for all and without any problems. Change for some people is more or less instantaneous and total. For a lot of us, however, it is the work of a lifetime. We must get up every morning and strive to live God's will in our lives. It is not always easy and sometimes it seems impossible. Yet, every day we must strive again to be faithful. This is true repentance and we are invited to live that way.

Jesus invites us not only to repent but to follow Him. We can see that changing our lives must mean, ultimately, following Him. There is no other way. There is no other truth. And there is no other life worth living.

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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