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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 22, 2012

God calls each one of us. Each of us can be a shepherd and we are also all His sheep. Following our Lord Jesus is to walk in His way and that way is always the way of the cross.

The Prophet Jeremiah recognized that even people who claim to serve the Lord can be false shepherds. This does not mean that we have to become suspicious of everyone in our lives. It does mean that each of us must come to know the Lord so that we are able to recognize Him and to recognize that which is false. To know the Lord Jesus is also to know His Church.

The Gospel tells us about the apostles, who are returning from missions. Jesus tells them of the need to go apart and pray. Although this does not happen in the account given today, we should recognize that it is important for each one of us, in order to be faithful to the Lord, to find time to go apart and pray. It should also be clear from the Gospel that when people come to us who are in need of our ministry, that ministry takes precedence over our private prayer.

To follow the Lord Jesus is to be with Him, to know Him well so that we come to understand a bit how He think and how He feels about things. To follow another person does not mean to stop being ourselves. It does mean that all of our life is formed by Him.

The Letter to the Ephesians is a wonderful understanding of God's work in Christ Jesus. Jesus came and preached peace to us who were far off and peace to those who were near, for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. It does not matter if we are still far off or if we are near: Jesus is calling out to us. Jesus preaches to us/ Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God. Jesus tells us to come to Him because in His Spirit we have access to the Father.

How wonderful is this mystery of God's love for us. We are invited to share God's own divine life by walking in the way of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. The way is always difficult but it always brings to us everlasting life. The way is difficult, but even in this life it brings joy and gladness.

Let us walk with our Shepherd and know His love for us. Let us learn how to be shepherds even as we obey our Shepherd. Let us come to know that great mystery of Christ Jesus and His Church.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Jeremiah 23.1-6
Second Reading: Ephesians 2.13-18
Gospel: Mark 6.30-34

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


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