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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 27, 2012

Today the Letter to the Galatians tells us: the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Only the Spirit can lead us to enjoy these fruits. We want to pray that the Holy Spirit come upon us today in strength.

We are all aware of the great challenges to our faith today. We have teachers and leaders on all sides trying to convince us to live in ways that are not compatible with the Gospel and with following the Lord Jesus. The secular gospel is this: have all that you can, get as much pleasure as you can, love yourself and not others and remember that you are more important than anyone else.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ, who is God and who took on our human nature to save us, is quite different. There is only one way to follow the Lord Jesus and that is the way of the Cross. Only on the way of the Cross will we come to know the Spirit and be able to receive the fruits of the Spirit.

It is true that we are invited to share the divinity of Christ. It is true that our goal is happiness in heaven. Here on earth, we are invited to know the divinity of Christ and to experience the happiness of heaven by walking the way of the Cross. There is no other way.

If we are to have any experience such at that described in the first reading today from the Acts of the Apostles, it can only happen if we are walking the way of the Cross and have a deep and intimate personal relationship with the Lord Jesus. It will not be a relationship such as we have with other people in our lives, but it will be a true relationship. Jesus offers to be our friend and to help us. We can pray that our hearts and souls will be open to His presence, which we will know in the power of the Holy Spirit.

John's Gospel today is so clear: the Holy Spirit will teach you. It is not easy to accept the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us that we will know His presence if we keep His commands. His commands are simple: love one another and live as I have lived.

May the Holy Spirit come on us today to help us walk the way of the Cross by the power of the Spirit so that we can know the fruits of the Spirit in this life and delight in the resurrection in the life to come.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 2.1-11
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13
Gospel: John 20.19-23

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


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