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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
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Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
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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, February 6, 2011

One of the great tragedies of our Christian life is that very few of us live it so strongly that our lives give testimony without words. Surely we could say, playing on the words of Gandhi, that if we Christians lived what we preach, the whole world would be Christian.

Today's readings encourage us to look at our lives and to ask ourselves about the way we live, not about the way others live. We are called to love others, especially the poor and the oppressed, those who have no rights in society, those do not have the means to live, etc. The Gospel does not give us an easy road in this. We cannot say to ourselves: Well, those people don't work, those people want welfare, those people don't think right, etc. Instead, it is only the condition of being poor and oppressed, the condition of having no rights, the condition of not have the means to live - which is supposed to draw our attention and love.

We need to think of our Lord Jesus and the woman at the well. She had been married many times and he does not reject her. We need to think of Simon the tax-collector who had wealth by no belief and was not rejected by Jesus. We need to think of the many lepers who came to Jesus and found acceptance in him. We need to think of the immense crowds fed by Jesus, not even asking if they had food.

Jesus delights in proclaiming God's love for all. Jesus delights in helping everyone. Jesus turns no one away. Those who leave Jesus leave Him because of their own decisions or because they see that what He asks of them will part them from things or people that they value more than Jesus.

Jesus calls us to radical conversion. Perhaps we cannot take that decision yet, to give our lives to Him totally and without reserve. We can begin to walk with Him, however, knowing that at some point He will invite us to give everything for Him. Walking with Him now can be a preparation for total self-giving.

Remember the parable of the workmen invited to work in the vineyard. Some came early and some came late and some in between. Jesus accepted them all and gave them the same wages. What is important is to strive to stay with Jesus, trying to give our lives over to Him, no matter how imperfectly we do that now. Then, with His grace and love, we may be invited to give all and have the courage and strength to do so. Our God is compassion and love.

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


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