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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, July 1, 2012

It is belief in Jesus that changes our lives. The Gospel today gives us miracles. The most important aspect of these miracles is not the physical healing but the absolute belief of those asking for a miracle. Jairus doesn't know where to turn to seek healing for his daughter. He is a synagogue official. Taking up with Jesus would not have been a very good thing for his career. We already know that the officials associated with respectable Jewish practice were in general against Jesus.

Necessity can draw us to the Lord. We hear from others that Jesus is Lord and can change lives and even work miracles. Others would tell us that it is all a hoax. At some point in our lives, we must choose and make a commitment.

The woman with hemorrhages for twelve years is also making a decision in her life. She is, according to Jewish law, an unclean woman. She spreads uncleanness to all whom she touches. She is in a crowd, pressed from all sides. She is breaking all kinds of religious practice rules. On the other hand, she believes that Jesus can cure her. The power goes out of Jesus and does cure her.

Both of these accounts are meant to challenge us: will you believe? Or will you just stay in the crowd because you are not sure what else there is? Lots of us can stay in the Church because we are afraid to leave the Church. Yet we don't make a commitment to the Church. Our belief in Jesus is at that same level: sort of.

The Book of Wisdom today is quite clear that God did not make death but that death comes about because of sin. When we live in faith, death ceases to be a concern to us because we are living.

The Second Letter to the Corinthians presents us with this meditation: Jesus Christ, though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.

All three readings today invite us to choose for God, for life and for complete trust in God's work in Jesus Christ. They invite us to believe in the Church as well because it is through others that we come to know Jesus. Just as some of the people in the time of Jesus could not accept Him as Lord because they knew His family and knew His background, so also some of the people today cannot accept the Church because of seeing all of its sinfulness and defects.

What do you choose? What will I choose? We can walk with the Lord Jesus on His way and with complete trust or we can take some other path. What do you choose?

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 8.7, 9, 13-15
Gospel: Mark 5.21-43

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


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