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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
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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
Please contact the office
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for Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today's Gospel has Jesus setting out and preaching after the death of Saint John the Baptist. He is preaching John's message at this time: Repent and believe in the Good News. The Kingdom of God is at hand.

For Jesus the Kingdom of God is always at hand, just as it is in our lives. We have a choice to live in the Kingdom or to ignore the Kingdom. Perhaps we can be indifferent to the Kingdom, but in time that means that we ignore the Kingdom.

Everything that Jesus does is important to help us understand Him. He is surely the One who comes in the name of the Lord. He preaches repentance but later He also preaches love. These two preachings are not exclusive of one another. Real love requires us to repent all within us that is not of love.

In contrast to the preaching of Jesus, the first reading today gives us Jonah, who did not want the people of Nineveh to repent. In the short passage we are given today, we are given only the preaching of Jonah and the response of the Ninevites. They do repent and God changes his attitude towards them. We know that God does not change and that these descriptions are simply telling us that the Ninevites turns to God and were faithful after the preaching of Jonah. God always loves us and in some way our conversion brings glory to the Lord and we describe that as God being happy with us.

The second reading, from the First Letter to the Corinthians today, reminds us that this present world is passing away. We can look at this reading and tell ourselves that the world is still here. Or we can realize that our world is always changing and that the more we live in Christ, the more this world passes away because we are moving from dark to light, from despair to hope, from resistance to God towards the love of God.

For our Ordinary Time Spirituality we can look at all three readings as inviting us to change, to repent, to live in a new way. The choice is ours each day in our ordinary lives. We can respond to the Lord and allow Him to change us or we can resist the Lord. Today again the choice is ours.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Jonah 3.1-5, 10
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7.29-31
Gospel: Mark 1.14-20

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


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