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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, September 2, 2012

Truly we are all like the people in the Gospel of Mark today: From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile.

Also in our hearts we encounter a love for God and a desire to live according to His way. God Himself has put that desire there. Thus our human life becomes a struggle to live for God and in God. We donít always win the struggles, but with Godís help we can remain faithful in the spiritual combat.

We are also like the people in Letter of James: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. All of us can recognize when there is truly charity and love. When we see others doing wonderful works of mercy and love, we recognize that this is of God. We are challenged to begin to live that same way in our lives.

The reading from Deuteronomy today challenges us also: For what great nation is there that has gods so close to it as the Lord, our God, is to us whenever we call upon him?

There is no God like our God, who has sent His only Son in our human flesh to redeem us and who daily gives us His Holy Spirit to guide us in truth and to help us seek to respond to our Father.

The readings today are an encourage and an invitation to live more deeply our life of faith. Let us listen to our hearts, where we encounter the living God. Let us remain faithful to this God who loves us in Christ Jesus. Let us live the spiritual combat every day of our lives. In that combat, we must fight against all that would make less our relationship with God.

My sisters and brothers, let us commit ourselves to loving our God and to expressing that love by our works of charity and mercy.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-8
Second Reading: James 1.17-18, 21-22, 27
Gospel: Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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


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