St. Norbert's Roman Catholic Church - Info Sheet Print Close

All are Welcome
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
Quick Info Sheet Follow Us on Facebook Visit us on Twitter St. Norbert's on YouTube Online Offering

for Sunday, January 20, 2008

John the Baptist seeing Jesus, pointing to him. "This is the Lamb of God", he says. "Lamb of God." We use that term so often, that it is easy for us to overlook the deep theology and the tremendous love of our God contained in his sending his Son to be the Lamb. The question comes: why? Why did the world need a Savior? Why did Godís son become a man to suffer and die for us?

From the very beginning of the world, all creation was entrusted to human beings. But man, in his selfishness and self-centeredness, perverted the whole purpose for creation. Instead of glorifying God, creation was to be used to satisfy man's selfish needs. But even with this, God still did not take the gift of creation away from man. A man would once more restore creation to God's original plan. Jesus Christ is this man. Mankind's sin was that he was so wrapped up in himself that he had no room for God. He forced the good things of the world to be an end for his selfishness rather than a means of glorifying God.

This is how man perverted God's purpose for creation. As long as man lived like this, true love could not exist in the world. People could not give themselves to others or to another because their only concept of life was to take, not to give. Life, therefore, was meaningless and frustrating. Jesus came to live as the Father wants us all to live. He sacrificed himself completely for others so that we could experience sacrificial love. God's plan for mankind could once more be put into effect since the Son of God became a man. Still entrusted with creation, a man restores the world.

And John the Baptist saw Jesus and proclaimed, "Look, there is the Lamb of God. He is the one who will baptize with he Holy Spirit." Jesus' disciples would be given the power of God to transform the world. They would be given the power to create a new world, a world with a new way of living, the way of sacrificial love. When we say or sing, "Lamb of God" we are reminding ourselves that joining Jesus in sacrificial love is the only way to follow Him.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:


Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


St. Norbert's Church - Toronto