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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, March 20, 2011

Every Lent the Transfiguration is given to us as a sign that we are invited to be changed, transformed and transfigured. Perhaps too often we look at the transfiguration as something that happened only to Jesus, forgetting that our Lord Himself invites all of us to be changed, transformed and transfigured in the same way, allowing the divine to shine forth through us.

The Book of Genesis in today's first reading is very clear: God has promised to each of us as children of Abraham that He will be with us. We have a covenant with God Himself and He will never abandon us. The more we believe this promise and rely on it and live because of it, the more transfigured we become.

The Second Letter to Timothy is equally strong insisting as it does that Jesus calls us to a life of holiness and that Jesus has destroyed death and brought life for all of us. The moment that we begin to deny the divinity of Christ, all of the concerns that we have become stronger. The moment that we begin to think that we can believe all by ourselves, we begin to become people who glorify themselves and forget the living and true God.

So we keep coming back to this Gospel of the Transfiguration. If we want to have deep spiritual understanding of the Lord, we must ponder His law day and night. When we stop pondering His will, we become people who manufacture our own transfiguration rather than those who wait on the Lord with joy, gladness and complete trust.

Lent is a wonderful time to return to the Lord with all our hearts, our souls and all our strength. May our Lord Jesus transform us and all who wait for his coming.

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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