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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)
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 29, 2011

We are moving into the period looking towards the Ascension and towards the coming of the Holy Spirit - Pentecost. To love someone is to listen to the person and to respond to the needs of the person and follow that person's word. We can understand how important this is, even at the level of human love. If we say that we love another human being, it has to mean more than just having some feeling of attraction for that person. We must become committed to the person, seeking to understand the person and do what is best for the person. The feeling of loving another person is often more just about ourselves than about the other person. True love focuses on the other person and responds to the other person.

The Acts of the Apostles in today's first readings helps us understand that people were really changed in their actions, not just in their feelings. The Holy Spirit comes almost as a bond between the changed actions and the feelings of the person. Unless the feelings are accompanied by changed actions, then the feelings remain only feelings and not the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The First Letter of Saint Peter, from which is taken our second reading today speaks about how much better it is to suffer for doing good rather than to suffer for doing evil. This is a clear reference to suffering for the sake of following the way of the Lord Jesus. Anyone who seriously follows Jesus will soon know that this following will lead to some rejection by others, to people making fun of us for taking religious too seriously, to having to separate ourselves from any actions or words that are not in accord with the teachings of our Lord or of His Church.

The reading from John's Gospel today simply reminds us that following Jesus means being faithful to His word, to His teaching and to His example. Once we begin to follow Him and learn that at times we will be rejected or made fun of by others, we have the choice to continue with Him or to take another path.

We are invited to love Jesus today and to listen to His word and to put His word into action in our lives. It is the Advocate that can help us do this. Come, Holy Spirit!

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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