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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, June 19, 2011

This doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity is the one the separates us from our ancestors in the faith, the Jewish people, and also from those other children of Abraham, the Muslims. Always this teaching has created difficulties in belief because it is a teaching that we can only understand by drinking deeply from the waters of Holy Scripture.

If we listen to the New Testament and try to understand our Lord Jesus, it is much easier to understand this teaching, this reality, this incredible mystery. Again, listening to Scripture helps us understand.

Jesus always prays to the Father. This is at the heart of this mystery. Jesus clearly has a very special relationship with His Father, who becomes Our Father. Jesus uses words of affection when He speaks of the Father. This is not a relationship that is just a thought but a living reality between two persons who love one another.

Yet as Jesus comes towards the end of His life, He begins to speak of the Holy Spiritónot the Father. Moses says in today's first reading: If I find favor with you, O Lord, do come along in our company. This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins, and receive us as your own. We can say: If we find favor with you, please come to us and help us. We are a stiff-necked people but the only way we can understand is if you receive us as your own.

The second reading, from the Second Letter to the Corinthians, uses this greeting: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. Because these letters of Paul reflect the earliest Christian witness, we must understand that already the early followers of the Lord had come to understand in some way the Most Holy Trinity. This greeting is based on some kind of understanding of the triune nature of God.

Although the Gospel of John for today does not mention the Holy Spirit, we should all remember that when the Spirit was sent from Jesus, the Spirit was sent for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus does not come to condemn, but to redeem and to save. There are no more comforting words in all of Scripture: I come not to condemn but to save.

May we spend time today reflecting on the relationship of Jesus to His Father and on the Spirit when Jesus has sent among us for the forgiveness of sins.

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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