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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 30, 2011

Our Lord Jesus teaches us this week that we must not worry about what things look like, but instead place our concern on living in imitation of Him. This teaching can help us be more faithful as His followers and give us courage when we make mistakes or when we seem foolish to others.

The basic teaching this week is that God uses the foolish, the weak, the lowly, the despised and those who count for nothing as his followers and as those who bring His message of love and peace and reconciliation to others.

This is a challenging message because it can be taken so easily in a wrong way. Every time that I am foolish, weak, lowly, despised or count for nothing is not a guarantee that I am doing God's will. Because of this, our Lord Himself speaks to us in today's Gospel, pointing out the kinds of actions that can make us appear as foolish, weak, lowly, despised or counting for nothing.

The Beatitudes of today's Gospel speak about a life that is lived in discipleship to the Lord Jesus and which does not count the cost of that discipleship. It is as though the Prophet Zephaniah tells us to be lowly and humble and God will use us for His own designs of salvation.

So how do we live out these readings that we have heard today? We must live the readings as though are the only words of life given to us. The Gospel especially is a Gospel which can change our lives entirely. The second reading, from the First Letter to the Corinthians, tells us not to pay attention to how others judge us or how they judge our actions. The first reading, from the Prophet Zephaniah, points out that lowliness and humility allow us to live as Jesus lived.

The Gospel of the Lord is always an invitation to life in God. It is not imposed on us but is an invitation. The Gospel of the Lord invites us to a way of live that will change us so that we can do His will with joy and gladness. Only with God's help can we respond to God's invitation.

Because the Lord Jesus loves us, He invites us to live. Once we hear His word and begin to listen to it, we can begin to follow Him. He wants all of us and so He continues to invite us. We don't always want to give all that He asks of us, but we can keep trying to give Him our lives. May today's Gospel continue to convert us so that we may live and rejoice in the Lord.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:

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


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