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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
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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 28, 2013

If you have love for one another. We must continue to hear that phrase in our hearts all of our lives. If we want to live in the Kingdom of God and be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ, we must love one another.

Such love for one another never excludes the possibility that our love may fail from time to time. Yet, when love fails, we must recognize that our love has failed and ask forgiveness and love again. All we need to do is look at the lives of Simon Peter and Thomas. Both of them had failures in their love for Jesus. The failure of Simon Peter was public and was known to all in the early Church - and yet Simon Peter was still seen as the leader of the Church. The doubts of Thomas were a less direct rejection of Jesus but were also known to everyone in the early Church.

We can never use our failures to justify remaining apart from the Lord Jesus.

What about when we are hurt or rejected by others. This was clearly what Jesus experienced and yet he never stopped loving. Even his last encounter with Judas is a kiss, which Jesus accepted. Jesus does not reject Judas.

We are invited to live as Jesus and that means always living with love for others, even if they reject us. If we reject others, we must repent.

All of this speaks of proclaiming the Good News which we hear in the first reading today. Paul and Barnabas are sent as a team. They give witness to others of what God has done among His people and in them personally. You and I are called to be witnesses also. When we forgive and are forgiven, we bear witness to the presence of the Lord Jesus in our lives.

It is just as we have heard in the second reading: the old order has passed away... I make all things new.

Christ is risen, alleluia.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 14.21b-27
Second Reading: Revelation 21.1-5a
Gospel: John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35++

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


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