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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, May 15, 2011

There is only one Good Shepherd. Does that mean that we all recognize Him? From the Gospel it seems unlikely. Rather, the sheep seem ultimately only to recognize the voice of the Lord, who comes not to steal or slaughter or destroy, but to give Thelife.

These are reassuring words who us who seek the living God, who seek to know the God revealed to us in the Church and in Scripture. There are so many voices at various times, all seeking our allegiance and telling us that each one has the way to salvation. Salvation is not a lottery. Salvation is not finding something that makes us happy. Salvation is following the authentic voice of God in His Church and in His Scriptures.

In the Acts of the Apostles in today's reading, we have this incredible conversion story, all from preaching the word of Scriptures. The eleven clearly knew the Word of God and could preach it because it was clear to them that Jesus was its fulfillment. The more we come to understand the Word of God and allow it to possess us, within the Church, the stronger can become our own conversion. This also give us authority to speak with others about God and His Word.

Only if we ourselves are personally convinced that Jesus is the Savior of all can we have the strength to proclaim Him to others. When we become convinced that He is Savior, we are not afraid to point out sins: lying, covetousness, lust, adultery, stealing, fornication - the whole list that Saint Paul gives us. Today we add the particular problems of abortion and homosexual acts.

The First Letter of Peter reminds us that we are all saved in Jesus Christ. None of the sins mentioned above can keep us from Christ. Rather the more we come to Christ, the more we see that in Christ alone is our possibility of living free from sin and in the freedom of the children of God.

The voice of the Good Shepherd has a difficult time today, in the present age, when our secular society often tells us that what Christians consider as sinful actions are instead virtuous actions and actions that are needed to be fully human. Nevertheless, the more we live in Christ - not in our thoughts, not in daydreaming, not in theological or religious abstraction - the more we come to live in the wisdom of God and become free from our passions so that we can walk in the way of the Lord, following the Good Shepherd. May we hear the authentic voice of Jesus today.

Readings of the day:
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Second Reading:

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


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