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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 26, 2012

Lent is a time of knowing more profoundly God's love for us. The purpose of any good works that we do in Lent is to open our hearts more completely to God's love. Just as the Book of Genesis reminds us once more that we have a covenant with God and God has a covenant with us, so also today's Gospel recalls that covenant between God and us. The Kingdom of God is the expression of this sacred covenant.

When today's Gospel tells us to repent and believe in the gospel, we need to be aware that the phrase could not mean at all the written gospel, because it did not yet exist. When our Scriptures refer to the Gospel, it can be translated as the Good News. The good news is that God has chosen to send His only Son into the world so that we can have life through that Son. That is Good News.

God loves us. That is Good News. God forgives us. That is Good News. God invites us to share His life. That is Good News. No matter how often we refuse God's invitation, He continues to invite us. That is good News. No matter how often we sin, God is willing to forgive us. That is Good News.

Lent is not about thinking we are bad and beating ourselves up. It is about know that God loves us and invites us to know the Good News and to live it. It is always invitation and never condemnation.

In Lent we are invited to do penance, to change our lives, to believe in the Good News. This can be and should an absolutely joyful experience because we know that we are preparing for the joy of celebrating Christ's Resurrection.

Let us embrace the small discipline of Lent so that our hearts will rejoice even more as we celebrate Christ's Resurrection at Easter, the great Passover, the great event of all history, which unites us to the Divine Love.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Genesis 9.8-15
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3.18-22
Gospel: Mark 1.12-15

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


Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


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