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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, March 31, 2013

Christ is risen! That means that Christ is alive after being put to death. Christ is risen! That means that the forgiveness that He promised to us is real: our sins are forgiven! Christ is risen! That means that when we die, we will be with Him. When He comes in glory at the end of time, we will be with Him. Christ is risen! That means that truly He is the Son of God, God of God, Light of Light.

My friends, so often we end up with our faith as something inside us that we just barely sort of tolerate. On Easter morning, we must shout out with all of creation: Christ is risen!

The Gospel at this Day Mass for Easter is full of delight and joy. We can just imagine Peter and John running to the tomb. John runs faster but then waits for Peter. Peter, as always, is just a bit behind and does not understand the Scripturew that Jesus had to rise from the dead. John waits out of respect and when John enters the tomb, he sees and he believes.

Both Peter and John are faithful followers of Jesus. Our Christian community is always made of people with different relationships to the Lord and to the Scripture. We must learn to rejoice in our differences even as we seek the Lord Jesus together. We must all be seeking the truth together and also will to respect those who have roles of leadership within the community. Christ is risen! Christ invites us to walk with Him and to form a community with Him.

We must come to see and believe that Christ is risen. We see this in the love of others, in the beauty that is always present in others and in creation and in the truth that we search for together as a community. We especially see the love of Christ and that He is risen when we serve the poor and the rejected.

We also see that Christ is risen when we believe in the forgiveness of sins. We must believe and trust in Jesus even when we are still sinners. We have to believe that the sins of others are forgiven if we want to believe that our sins are forgiven. Because Christ is risen, we can live in peace and harmony even with those who would want to destroy us. Christ is risen! It is Christ who has shown us how to forgive even those who put us to death. It is Christ who teaches us to love even those who work against us in every circumstance. Christ is risen!

All of this is only believable today if we believe that Jesus is Lord, Jesus is God and Jesus in my Savior. If Christ has risen from the dead, then we are saved. Christ is risen. Let us rejoice in Him and with one another. Alleluia!

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 10.34a, 36-43++
Second Reading: Colossians 3.1-4
Gospel: John 20.1-18++

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


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