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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, April 21, 2013

Good Shepherd Sunday! Always on this Sunday we have a Gospel text relating to Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Today the Gospel of John reminds us that if we belong to Jesus, then we know His voice. We need to remember that knowing His voice does not mean that we are always completely faithful to it. But we know it and it is the voice that leads us. Mercy within mercy.

The reading from the Acts of the Apostles today shows these early followers of Christ united among themselves but having conflicts with others. We know from other parts of the New Testament that in time, the early followers of Jesus also had conflicts among themselves. This is part of our human condition and we should never be surprised when conflicts arise, even within our own Church. The challenge for us as followers of Christ is to resolve conflicts in the way that Christ does: with love and humility and the willingness to suffer for the other person.

The Book of Revelations today speaks of martyrdom for the sake of Jesus. This martyrdom takes place in all ages of the Church. We are told that today we have more martyrs than any other age of the Church. Many of us do not experience that challenge in our lives. We must open our eyes and realize that martyrdom is a real possibility even today. It is a reality today in many areas of our world.

The joy of this Sunday is the promise of Jesus that we are in His hand and in the hand of the Father. We must choose to remain there by striving to live our life of faith with great love and with generosity. It is never easy. It is easier to go to Church on Sunday than it is to be loving and generous twenty-four hours a day! It is easier to make sure we go to confession than it is to give our own personal time for the good of others.

Today we must show our faithfulness to the Good Shepherd by our actions: letting Him lead us and form us and guide us. May His mercy and forgiveness draw us deeper into His divine life.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 13.14, 43-52
Second Reading: Revelation 7.9, 14b-17
Gospel: John 10.27-30

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


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