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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, February 19, 2012

Always the work of salvation is a work of Jesus Christ. We sometimes fool ourselves into thinking that we have done something good. The Scriptures are very basic in reminding us that all that is good comes from the Lord.

The first reading today, from the Book of Isaiah, is very clear that we can do nothing and that God can do all things. It is also clear that we must do our part: bring others to the Lord, presenting ourselves to the Lord, speaking with the Lord, etc. God wants each and every one of us. God is willing to send His own Son for our sake. The question is always whether we are willing to give ourselves in return.

Sometimes we cannot even bring ourselves to approach the Lord. Our God loves us so much that He will go out of His way to look for us and find us. We want to do the will of the Lord but are stopped by the challenges of a life lived in a secular way. At times we find ourselves living the words of Saint Paul: what I want to do, I do not do. What I do not want to do, that is what I end up doing.

How much faith do we have? Are we willing to go out on a limb for the good of others? Are we willing to offer our lives for others, in service of others, for the good of others? Are we willing to give our lives so that we can serve one another with great respect.

The Second Letter to the Corinthians tells us today that God is always YES to us and we are invited to be the AMEN to God. One of the greatest challenges of our faith is knowing and living this great mystery: God loves us always and forever.

May God give us all wisdom and knowledge this day - and the strength to be AMEN to God.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 43.18-19, 20-22, 24-25
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 1.18-22
Gospel: Mark 2.1-12

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


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