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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, June 3, 2012

Even the great theologians of the Church never claim to understand the mystery of the Trinity. For us who are not great theologians, it is possible to understand a small bit of this enormous mystery simply by listening to the readings that are given to us.

The first reading is from the Book of Deuteronomy and simply reminds us that God is God and way beyond anything that we can imagine. This God is also a God who chooses to reveal Himself to us. This is the glory of the Jewish people, our ancestors in the faith. God chose them to carry His mystery to the peoples and among the peoples. God is God and this God has chosen to love His people and us, who are also His people.

The second reading is from the Letter to the Romans and clear speaks of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We only know about this mystery because Jesus, in His life, speaks always of His Father and at a certain point in his ministry begins to speak of sending His Spirit. If we listen attentively to the texts of the Gospels, it is clear that Jesus claims that He is the Messiah and that He and the Father are One. Jesus claims that He is God. So if we accept His claim to be God, then we begin to accept His word. It is His word that tells us about the Father and about the Spirit.

The Gospel today, from Matthew, give us the command of Jesus to go and baptize in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew does not minimize the fact that all of the eleven apostles at that time still doubted. Nevertheless they heard His words.

Today as we celebrate the Trinity and rejoice in God's saving power, we are also told to go and proclaim the word of Jesus. That word is simple: God loves us and wants us to be with Him; God is Triune and can only be truly understood as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; God is love.

We might take some time today to be still in the presence of the Lord and hear His voice inviting us to share His life.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40
Second Reading: Romans 8.14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20

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


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