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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 16, 2012

It is God who allows us to hear. It is God who opens our ears. The first reading from the Prophet Isaiah is very clear about Isaiah's own experience. We also can recognize that when we hear, it is God who is allowing us to hear. So often as humans we listen to another person but do not hear them.

In the Gospel we find that Peter speaks for those who have heard Jesus: You are the Christ. We know that later, Peter and the others still deny Jesus. Hearing helps us to know the other person but that knowledge must continue to grow in love.

The second reading, from the letter of James, tells us that faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Faith comes from hearing and recognizing the truth of what we hear. Faith has to show itself in action in order to remain alive and to grow. Each of us has received a gift of faith and we have to work to keep that faith alive and growing. Just because we have received the gift is not enough. We must remember that Jesus told other stories about people who received talents and money from their Lords and did not do anything with them. In the end, they lose even what they have received.

We need to come to Church, to share with others who believe in Jesus, and to witness to the faith that has been given to us. Both inside and outside of Church we must do the works of faith: love, mercy, compassion, sharing what has been given to us, seeking the good of the other, etc.

As we hear the Word of God today, may our ears be open, may our hearts respond and may our lives continue to be converted, so that all our life is given over to living this gift of faith that has been given to us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 50.5-9
Second Reading: James 2.14-18
Gospel: Mark 8.27-35

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


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