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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
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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
Please contact the office
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for Sunday, April 14, 2013

In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles we have the account of how the followers of Jesus could not stop speaking about Him. On the other hand, the Gospel recounts how they did not believe at first and were really reluctant to believe even when they encountered Him.

Who could really believe that a dead man came back to life after being dead for those three days? Even today some writers want to try to explain away the Resurrection of Jesus. Some writers will claim that He was in a coma. Others will insist that the Resurrection was a mental phenomenon. It is just too difficult to believe that a person really died, was dead for a couple of days and then was raised to life again by some powerful force.

The challenge for each of us in the time of the Easter Season is to deepen our faith in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Book of Revelation changes the perspective to the end of time, but we are not ready to do that yet. We are challenged to believe in the here and now. If we believe now, then our lives truly change. Perhaps they don't change immediately but we know that Christ is always at our side, inviting us to change and to live in Him.

Jesus shows up in our lives in the most unexpected times and places. Sometimes when we feel completely caught in sin, we can sense His presence, inviting us to walk with Him. He does not at first even ask us to repent. He just invites us to walk with Him and to know Him. Sometimes when we can see no way out of a situation, we feel His presence. He does not fix our bad situation, but He walks with us and gives us the strength to keep on looking for a way to solve our problems.

The Gospel today is an example of Jesus showing up when the fishing had gone bad and nothing had been caught. He tells those who are fishing what to do and good things happen. Even then they are not really sure that it is Jesus.

To believe is a challenge for all of us. One of the best ways of beli

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 5.28-32, 40b-41
Second Reading: Revelation 5.11-14
Gospel: John 21.1-19

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


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