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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
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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, February 27, 2011

Trust in the Lord! That is the strong message of the readings that we have heard today. Never, ever think that God has forgotten you because that is simply impossible. For our part, we are invited to choose God and reject all that is not of God. The Gospel today is very clear that we cannot choose two masters.

Why would we think that God has forgotten us? Usually because we have encountered some deep suffering in life. For some people, it could that they have never found the right partner and so have never married, but feel called to be married. For others, it may be that they have never felt loved by God. For another it might be the loss of a deeply loved person. There can be so many reasons to feel that God has abandoned us.

It is not easy to believe that in all that happens to us, God is present seeking to bring good from whatever happens. So many of us question why God allows evil to happen and yet we know that without freedom, we would not be truly human as we are.

Do we choose to try to serve two masters? Even saints have admitted that this is true in their lives up until a certain point. It is not that we must choose gross sin or something that is really awful and so clearly against God. Rather, we can continue to choose to be less than God invites us to be. We can choose a more comfortable way to live that makes us less likely to accept sacrifices when they are necessary.

In the First Letter to the Corinthians today we hear that we should not judge anyone. That is a strong piece of advice. It would be nice to think that we actually live that way. Perhaps at times we do. But once in a while we can be listening to our inner thinking and find that we have negative thoughts about others. There is a real challenge to living in inner peace and never judging another person.

This Sunday we can pray for a deeper commitment to God for ourselves and for others. We can ask for a trust that sustains us every day and a commitment that is clearly choosing God. Even if we do not receive those gifts immediately, praying for them is on the way of peace.

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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