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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

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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)
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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, October 14, 2012

This week the readings invite us to consider prudence and wisdom as important in our spiritual lives. The first reading, from the Book of Wisdom, speaks directly about this virtues. The reading should encourage us to pray for the gifts of prudence and wisdom in our lives. It is clear from the author who writes that only by asking for these gifts will we receive them.

The second reading, from the Letter to the Hebrews, reminds us that the Word of God that forms us. This Word touches every aspect of our lives, if we are attentive. We need not fear being naked and exposed to the God who loves us. We are aware that we are sinners and that allowing God to touch us as we are brings salvation. The Word of God invites us to live in confidence and trust rather than fear. With this reading, we remember the words of the Gospel of John: I have come not to condemn, but to save.

The Gospel of Mark shows us a man who is eager to follow Jesus and who wants very much to be faithful to God. When Jesus questions this man, he encounters a very good man. Only one thing is lacking - and this is a personal and direct request of our Lord to his man: Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.

This man, so eager and so good, cannot bring himself to follow what the Lord asks of him. We do not know what happened to this man later on. Perhaps he was able to follow the Lord. We know that in our own lives, we are not always eager to give all that we have to the Lord. We human tend to hold on to things that we think are important to us, even when we know that they block our following of God.

We want to have the wisdom to follow Jesus. This wisdom can help us let go of everything that blocks us from God. We want to have prudence so that we are not fanatics in a bad way, but nevertheless totally committed to the Lord Jesus in every aspect of our lives.

This Sunday we can pray with these readings and ask God to transform our hearts so that God's word forms us and transforms us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Wisdom 7.7-11
Second Reading: Hebrews 4.12-13
Gospel: Mark 10.17-30

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


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