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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, June 26, 2011

The cup of blessing and the bread we break - the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. This solemnity repeats to us again the lessons of Holy Thursday, but with the focus simply on the Eucharist and on the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. When a person can say with faith that he or she believes that Christ is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity, in the bread and wine consecrated at Mass, then there is a belief in what we celebrate today.

This presence of Jesus Christ is foreshadowed in the manna of the Old Testament. Manna is a food which God sent to His people to feed them. Thus manna is a heavenly food and one which sustained the life of the people in the Exodus. Christ is our heavenly food and sustains us in the daily journey through life to death and to eternal life. We also are living the Exodus.

The First Letter to the Corinthians helps us understand that we are all one because we share in the one bread and the one cup. Just as Christ is always one, even though He is given to us individually, so in Him we become one. If we could live this mystery of our unity with one another, the world would be transformed in the twinkling of an eye. It is the same mystery as when Christ prays that we be one with Him as He is one with the Father. This mystery is so vast and immense that only poetry can touch on it.

Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you - John's Gospel is always teaching us about the bread of life, especially in Chapter 6. We know that some of the followers of Jesus left him because of His teaching about eating His flesh and drinking His blood. Even today, this is a difficult teaching and many Christian will not accept it and want to turn it into only a symbol and not a reality.

It is so clear from the writings of the early Christians that the followers of Jesus did understand that Jesus Christ is truly present, body and blood, soul and divinity, in the Eucharistic bread and wine. Will we walk with Jesus and be His followers or will we leave Him? Let us bow down in adoration!

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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