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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, May 20, 2012

Jesus returns to the Father. We are coming to the end of this great cycle of the Resurrection and now we see Jesus return to His Father. The scriptures are no so clear about what happened. The Acts of the Apostles gives us the clearest picture. The other accounts just sort of have Jesus go to the Father.

It is really important for us to recognize that Jesus appeared to His followers, but not even to all of them, after His Resurrection. He does signs and speaks to them. He eats with them. He tells them about how to live. The most important thing is that He assures them that He is alive and with the Father. Now He goes away again.

Jesus tells us clearly the He goes so that He can send His Holy Spirit on us. We must now learn to live in the Holy Spirit and to call on the Holy Spirit to help us. It is the Holy Spirit who will teach us the truth about our faith.

Jesus tells us that if we believe, great events will happen. Most of us are pretty weak in our faith and truly afraid that something might happen. We can be afraid to believe because we will appear strange to those who do not believe. We can be afraid to ask for miracles because we will foolish if they do not happen. Jesus tells us over and over: do not be afraid. Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you will find.

The Gospel of Mark today tells us what the early believers did because they believed in Him. You are I are invited to believe and to let the Holy Spirit act through us.

The Letter to the Ephesians tells us that God will work in each of us in different ways. We simply must believe and let God work in us in any way that He wants. If He wants miracles through us, He can do that. If he wants us simply to live in His presence, He can do that. If he wants us to be apostles of love and charity, He will do that within us.

Let us call on the Holy Spirit today and ask that we will do whatever God wants of us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 1.1-11
Second Reading: Ephesians 1.17-23
Gospel: Mark 16.15-20

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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