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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
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, January 6, 2013

The Solemnity of the Epiphany is a great mystery to celebrate. Epiphany means some kind of manifestation. This solemnity celebrates the manifestation of Jesus as God. When the shepherds see the Lord, that is a manifestation. When the Magi come from the East, that is another manifestation. The Gospel writers want us to know that Jesus, even as He is born, is shown to the Jewish people and to the gentiles as the Savior.

The Prophet Isaiah tells us in the first reading today that the Savior will come to the Jewish people and will be a light to all nations. This is another manifestation, an Epiphany long before the time of Jesus. This is the divine light shining through history and manifesting God's love and mercy on His own Chosen People and on all peoples.

The Letter to the Ephesians, from which we heard in the second reading, is also about this revelation of God to the Chosen People and then to all gentiles. God comes for everyone, not just for a small group of people. Everyone is invited to respond to Godís love and mercy.

The Gospel today is from Saint Matthew and tells the story of the Magi who come from the East, seeking a newborn king of the Jews. This description is very important because it tells us right way that Jesus is a king. Only later do His own people expect Him to be a king like they are used to. Jesus Himself tells us that His kingdom is not of this world.

Epiphany is a time for us to change our ideas about how God is present and how God acts in our world. No one expected God to come as a baby! No one expected God to come as a man. Jesus continues to surprise us by the ways He is present in our lives. He is present in the unexpected. He surprises us with His love. He breaks through the barrier between heaven and earth. We find Him in beauty but also in that which may be ugly yet hiding the incredible. We find Him in truth but sometimes also in the person passionately caught up in falsity. Our God is always surprising us.

The Epiphany challenges us to have our hearts and minds open to find God each day. If we look for Him, He will be found.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6
Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12

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


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