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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, April 17, 2011

We enter into the suffering of our Lord Jesus this week, walking with Him, accompanying Him in joy at the Last Supper and in sorrow in the betrayal and condemnation to death. We walk with Him as people committed to following Him, but weak just as were His first followers. Today the instructions for the liturgy tell the homilist to keep it short!

As we contemplate our Lord in his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we recognize the sort of mob hysteria that can be generated about any star, but which is rarely of any depth. It should not surprise us that these same people do not come to the help of the Lord. We should also recognize that we ourselves often proclaim our love for the Lord and His ways, but we are not always faithful.

The readings from Isaiah and the Letter to the Philippians instruct us on the faithfulness and love that God has for us in Christ Jesus. This is a faithfulness and love which invite our response of faithfulness and love. We can always remember the words: even if we are not faithful, He remains faithful. In this liturgy we can ask pardon for our faithfulness even as we ask to be more faithful and rejoice in His faithfulness.

As we listen to the account of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew, we can allow ourselves to be involved in this most terrible event which is also the most wonderful event of our salvation. We can place ourselves in our hearts alongside the Lord and walk with him through this whole event in order to understand it more but also and more importantly to let our souls be touched deeply by this love of the Lord Jesus for us. Christ dies for us, Christ dies for me and Christ dies for all. That is where we end today, in silence and prayer.

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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