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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, April 29, 2012

We are God's children. We are God's flock. Jesus Himself promises us that we are no longer slaves but children of God. Jesus tells us that He will lay His life down for us. He has already died for us, but every day He is will to lay down His life for us once more. Salvation is not something in the past, salvation is today.

Today's readings begin with one from the Acts of the Apostles. Peter is trying to explain how a crippled man was cured and why. What is really important is not so much the cure of the crippled man but the love of Jesus for His people. Even today we do not always understand this. Jesus will do anything and everything for us if we have faith in Him. He heals us every day from so many things.

The second reading, from the First Letter of Saint John, is a wonderful prophecy of what heaven will be like: we shall be like Him and we shall see Him as He is. So much of our life here is spent trying to be like Him, trying to live as He lived, trying to love and He loved. In heaven, we shall be like Him.

The Gospel today reflects that this is Good Shepherd Sunday. We have readings that explain to us what a Good Shepherd is like. This is an image trying to explain to us the care and the love that God has for us in Christ Jesus. Truly there is no way in this life fully to comprehend the love that God has for us.

We should be able to speak every day of God's love and care for us. If we can still our hearts and our minds, we will more easily see this love and care of God at work every day in our lives. It may not always be the love that we want from God, but it is truly love and for our good.

Let us rejoice and be glad today. Let us be still and listen and look for the signs of God's love in our lives. Let us be aware of how much healing God has already done in our lives. Now is the time of salvation.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 4.7-12
Second Reading: 1 John 3.1-2
Gospel: John 10.11-18

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


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