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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, July 17, 2011

Those who are just must be kind - this phrase from our first reading today can be a light for us to understand the other readings. The Book of Wisdom is filled with wonderful sayings such as this one. Too often we think of a just person as one who can be rigid and unbending. Perhaps this is a modern phenomenon because in the past, to be a just person was a virtue. Today it can be used a sense to put a person down. When we meet a person who is just and kind, then we begin to understand what true justice is about.

The Kingdom of Heaven is what we are interested in. We want to be members of the Kingdom of Heaven. We want to be people who live in the Kingdom every day. Matthew's Gospel will give us many images to help us understand the Kingdom. Some of these images are given to us today: the Kingdom is present even when we find sin and brokenness because at the heart of the Kingdom is repentance and forgiveness. The Kingdom is present when we find the smallest trace of grace, the smallest touch of God's love and presence. The Kingdom is present when we avoid sin and help others live in grace.

The Kingdom is about the mysterious presence of God the Holy Spirit. Even when we are weak, the Spirit prays within us. Even when we don't know how to pray, the Spirit prays within us. The intention of the Spirit is known always by the Father. The intention of the Spirit is to intercede for us, which is why the Spirit is called Advocate and Paraclete.

God Himself tells us about the Kingdom and invites us to live in the Kingdom. Our challenge this Sunday is to have ears that hear so that we can follow the Word of the Lord. If we cannot hear His invitation, we cannot follow it. It we do hear the invitation but find it difficult, that is fairly normal. We are invited to live completely in the Kingdom and to embrace all that is difficult in Kingdom living.

One way of beginning to live in the Kingdom is to submit to the power of the Holy Spirit and for us to pray that the Holy Spirit will not only live within us but will completely possess us in a divine way. Even though we are now in the Sunday after Pentecost, Sundays which are now called Sundays of Ordinary Time, we can still invoke the Holy Spirit:

Come, Holy Spirit! Fill our hearts and our minds. Draw us into the Kingdom. Give us wisdom to know your will and the strength to live your will in our daily lives.

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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