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Pastor: Fr. Gigi Philip
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Livera

Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PMEnglish,
Singles for Christ Choir
Sunday9:00 AMItalian
Italian Choir
10:30 AMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
Organist/Soloist
12:00 PMEnglish,
Couples for Christ Choir
Weekday Masses
Tuesday7:00 PMItalian,
Devotion to Padre Pio
Wednesday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Thursday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to St. Norbert
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 8:00 PM
Friday8:35 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)
Contact
100 Regent Road
North York, Ontario M3K 1H3
Phone: 416-636-0213
Fax: 416-636-9431
office@stnorbertschurch.org
www.stnorbertschurch.org
Confession
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 www.vocationstoronto.ca, 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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Reflections
for Sunday, September 4, 2011

Today we are given instructions by our Lord Jesus about how to relate to one another in the area of correction. This is always a very delicate matter between us human beings. So often we feel humiliated if we are corrected by another person. So often we can feel put down or seen as no good or seen as a failure when we are corrected by another person. Jesus is telling us that correction is kind of a normal thing in our Christian lives.

Correction is normal because we are humans and thus liable to make mistakes or to over - react or to judge others. The first rule of correction is discretion. Don't put things in public unless they need to be in public. The Prophet Ezekiel reminds us that we have responsibility for one another. If we see someone doing evil and do not correct that person, then we become co - responsible for the evil.

Today we see clearly what happens when no correction is made to those who do evil. The sex abuse scandals are truly scandals. No one wanted to correct others. People were uneasy about talking about such things. Others thought that if such a person were just moved to a different situation, things might work out. So many inadequate ways of dealing with this problem of sexual were tried because of human respect and an unfortunate type of respect for the priesthood or religious life.

The Letter to the Romans tells us today that we should owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. True love, however, corrects the one who is loved. True love accepts correction when there is clearly error.

Matthew's Gospel only adds that after trying to correct someone privately and by oneself, if there is no response, then more people must be brought in to help. Once again we see discretion. If a few people cannot convince another person that there is something wrong, then we must turn to the Church and have the whole congregation testify to the person. If that does not work, then we can see clearly that the person is not choosing to walk with us in Christ and so we drop the matter and let the person go. Butů. We must have done our best first to bring the person back to the right path.

Our Lord Christ does not let us have a life of prayer without responsibility for others. We must speak up, even when we feel foolish or perhaps out of place or perhaps intimidated. But if something is wrong, we must speak.

May our Lord Jesus help us grow as responsible followers who are not afraid to speak the truth with love.

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

   

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