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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
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Tuesday7:00 PMItalian,
Devotion to Padre Pio
Wednesday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
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Devotion to St. Norbert
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 9:15 AM
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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

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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
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Sacrament of the Sick
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Knights of Columbus
Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, November 20, 2011

The whole idea of Christ as king seems less acceptable in many nations and countries today. A lot of this rejection of the image of Christ the King comes because of the rejection of kingship and kingdoms in general. On the other hand, it is difficult to find a common word that describes the people who lead the various countries. We would smile, I think, if we had a Solemnity of Christ the Leader! Or a Solemnity of Christ the President!

What we are called to recognize in this solemnity is that whatever form leadership takes today, Jesus Christ is the ultimate of leadership and all true leadership must be based on Him in some way. We Christians are not advocating a return to kingship as the normal form of leadership.

The readings today immediately show us what true leadership is about. The true leader is the one who consistently seeks out those in his care and tries to do what will really help them. The Prophet Isaiah compares the people to a flock of sheep. Sheep are notoriously stupid and can also be very stubborn. We are kind of like that in our lives. Yet the Lord comes looking for us and never wants to lose us. A true leader looks after all of his flock.

The second reading, from the First Letter to the Corinthians, speaks clearly about the kingdom that the early Christians were expecting. It is clearly not a kingdom based here on earth but based on the life to come. True, the kingdoms of this earth, the countries of this earth, the leadership of this earth, must eventually all come to Jesus and acknowledge Him. How that will happen, we have no idea. It must happen all the time, not just at the end of the world. Anything that pulls our societies away from the Lord truly destroys our humanity.

The Gospel tells us what the earthly kingdom is supposed to be life and how we are supposed to live in this earthly life. It is always so very simply and yet it seems always to evade us: love one another by serving one another: when we see another person hungry and feed him; when we see someone thirsty and give them drink; when we see a stranger and welcome him; or someone naked and clothe them; when we see someone ill or in prison, and visit them. It is all so easy. Yet we don't live that way consistently.

May Christ be our king today and lead us to live as He lived and to love all peoples as He loves them.

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


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