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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)
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Sacrament of the Sick
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Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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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
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for Sunday, October 30, 2011

They preach but they do not practice! Always we need to be self - reflective enough to understand whether we are doing this ourselves. Jesus is really tough on those who tell others what to do while they themselves are not doing it. This is a fairly human failing. Often when we someone criticizing another person, we recognize in them the same defect that they are criticizing. How difficult it is to say that! It is not so much that this is always the case, but it is the case enough of the time that we should become self - reflective and self - aware so that we don't do the same thing.

Generally Jesus is fairly meek and mild, even when he is stating truths that others may not want to hear. But in this section of the Gospel of Matthew, he is fierce. He is totally clear that all of us should follow certain norms in our lives and thus we may have to do what others tell us, even if the others are not doing it.

The challenge of true spirituality is to serve others without even noticing it. Jesus keeps telling us that if we want to be great, then we must serve everyone else almost as if we were slaves. We must also pay no attention to our service but simply serve.

The Prophet Malachi today tells the priests of his time that they are not keeping the ways of God and are partial in their decisions and are not interested in serving God or the people. It should touch our own hearts when we hear the Prophet say: Why then do we break faith with one another, violating the covenant of our fathers?

Mistreating one another is being unfaithful to God's covenant.

In the First Letter to the Thessalonians, we are given the example of Saint Paul to follow. Paul worked very hard to earn his own income so that no one could criticize him as a burden on the society, one who only preaches to make his own living. Instead Paul works to gain his own sustenance so that all can see that he preaches God and God's love for us without any money being involved.

This is the ideal for all of us as Christians. We know that we should give alms to the poor and help those who have little or nothing. On the other hand, when we proclaim our faith, we should never be seeking income from that activity!

How do I live? For God and others, as a servant?

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


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