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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, January 1, 2012

We begin this civil New Year by becoming aware of God's blessings on us. For us who believe, the Church year began in Advent, preparing us to celebrate the coming of God in the flesh, as One like us in all things except sin. Today we celebrate the Octave of Christmas, 8 days after His birth, and always in the calendar the beginning of the civil New Year

As followers of the Lord Jesus, we try to see everything in the light of Jesus Christ. It is a special grace to begin each year recalling the birth of the Lord Jesus and in a special way recalling the Mother of Jesus, the Mother of God, We believe in the Communion of Saints, which means that all who have died before us and are with God are still connected to us through the bonds of love and of grace. If we can be still during this Great Day which end the Octave of Christmas and which focuses on the role of Mary as Mother of God, we may be able to sense her intercession and give thanks to her, who is not God, but who is the Mother of God.

The first reading today, from the Book of Numbers, reminds us of God's blessings upon us. The second reading, from the Letter to the Galatians, is straightforward n telling us that the Son of God has been born of a woman, subject to our human condition, born of a woman, The birth of the Christ, the birth of our Lord Jesus, comes in order to free us from the bondage of sin: Christ in born for us. Even more, the birth of the Lord Jesus makes us children of God and coheirs with Christ of the Kingdom of God.

The Gospel, today from Saint Luke, tells us that Jesus was circucize on the eighth day, part of His sharing in our human condition, part of his belonging to the people of Israel, part of his being one of us in all things except sin.

We are blessed in the Lord Jesus, we are filled with His love for us. We are invited again to be aware of His presence every day and to live as He lived. In a special way today we also are reminded that we are one in Jesus and that we must call on one another for help in living the life that JJesus has given us. Just as we ask for physical help when a task is too much for us, so also we are invited to ask for help when our spiritual longings and desires are weighed down yet in the sin which we encounter in our human condition.

Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Numbers 6.22-27
Second Reading: Galatians 4.4-7
Gospel: Luke 2.16-21

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


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