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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
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Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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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
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for Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today the readings invite us to live wisely. Wisdom is a gift described in the Old Testament as a deep understanding and comprehension of other people, of things that happen or of situations in which we find ourselves and this wisdom gives us an ability to make choices and act in a way to have a good or a better life.

Wisdom is a practical gift, not just a gift of intellectual understanding. It is important to recognize this gift in our lives. The first reading today, from the Book of Proverbs, speaks of this wisdom.

The Gospel today then helps us understand how this wisdom is present in our accepting of the gift that Jesus gives to us: His body and His blood for the life of the world. Many of His followers could not accept the reality of this gift. Perhaps they did not believe that He is God, perhaps they could not accept the form of the gift, or perhaps there were other causes of their rejection of Jesus. They would not walk with Him anymore.

Part of growing in our Christian faith is coming to the point where we know that we must decide to believe and continue with belief, or we must choose against belief. These situations either deepen our faith or they make our faith less.

The Letter to the Ephesians brings the first reading and the Gospel together when it tells us: Watch carefully how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise… do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord.

If we are to live wisely, we must take the time to reflect on our lives and on any decisions that are necessary in our lives. We must ask the Holy Spirit to give us the gift of Wisdom. Let us be attentive so that we may live.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Proverbs 9.1-6
Second Reading: Ephesians 5.15-20
Gospel: John 6.51-58

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


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