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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
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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
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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

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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
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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Sacrament of the Sick
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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Visit Vocations Toronto at, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

Knights of Columbus
Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, April 24, 2011

They did not yet understand the Scripture, that he had to rise from the dead, says the Gospel of John. Saint Paul will tell us that if Christ has been raised, then we are the most foolish of people. Only really believing in the Resurrection of Christ makes sense of the life of Christ. Only believing that the Resurrection actually happened and is not just something that happens in the minds of those who believe - this makes sense.

Mary of Magdala, in this account, sees that the stone is moved and knows immediately that the body of Jesus is not there and so she runs to Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved. They go first to investigate. Mary is not thinking that Jesus has risen, but simply that His body has been taken.

What began on last Thursday night with betrayal, what turned into disaster with suffering and death, has simply been accepted by this woman who had such respect and love for Jesus. She who is known as the Apostle to the Apostles is a moving example for all of us. From unbelief, she moves to belief and commitment.

If there is a strong theme for the day Mass of Easter Sunday, it is the theme of Christ's Resurrection changing his followers from sadness and mourning and doubt and even rejection to joy and complete belief.

The first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, relates how different Peter is after believing in the Resurrection of Christ. The second reading, from the Letter to the Colossians instructs us to begin thinking about what is above because we have actually died with Christ and now have a new life.

How wonderful is the power of the Resurrection of our Lord. Timid and fearful followers become evangelizers who no longer fear anything. Those who felt that they must have been duped in Jesus now come to accept that God was working in Jesus and bringing all of us salvation. Even the Apostle Thomas, the theme of this coming Sunday's liturgy, is willing to be convinced but does not really think that he will be convinced.

We, no matter at what stage we find ourselves in our faith, can allow today's reading to draw us closer to Christ, to believe more deeply in the Resurrection and to empower us with the strength and joy of the Holy Spirit. Christ is risen! Our lives are changed forever. Let us rejoice and be glad!

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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