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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, June 16, 2013

Where is your heart? Today the readings from Scripture remind us over and over that we must come to know the Lord personally and let that personal relationship with God guide our actions. Too often we do what is right but without ever putting ourselves into our actions. We go to Church and do not meet the Lord. We love others but we do not connect with them. We do good things but without giving ourselves.

In the Second Book of Samuel, we are told once more about King David in the Old Testament. He knew God and related to God very personally and yet when an attractive woman came by, he forgot God and the ways of God and could only think of the woman. He even arranged to have the husband of the woman murdered so that he could continue his relationship with her. David is given to us as an example of faith.

Faith does not immediately heal us of our sinfulness and certainly not of our desires. Yet as we continue to walk in faith, our lives are changed. David, once he is confronted with his sin, repents wholeheartedly.

Saint Paul in the Letter to the Galatians reminds us that salvation is not a result of our doing good things. Salvation comes from belief in God and trusting completely in God. Trust in God allows us to repent of our sins and to continue walking on the way with the Lord Jesus..

The Gospel of Luke today gives us an account of a banquet with Jesus. Surely the people present were all good people, striving to do good. Yet for many of them, it was impossible to see the good in the woman who could only cast herself at the feet of the Lord with a very womanly love and show her love for him with ointments and tears. Jesus accepts her love and her repentance.

Living with God will demand our whole being, heart, mind, soul, body and spirit. There are times when we may sense that we are fully integrated in seeking God. There may be other times when we know that we are only broken human beings and not fully given to God. Living our faith is a process. It is a journey with Christ and in that journey we come to know Him and to love Him more and more, even when we recognize our sinfulness and failures.

Jesus is always present for us. It is we who are not always present for Him. He always loves us even when we forget about Him. He always pardons us even though we continue to sin even after repentance. He invites to His banquet no matter how many times we have refused His invitation. He never tires of seeking us. Let us thank the Lord for His love. May we turn to Him today, even in the smallest way, and ask Him to transform us in His love. Let us love our Lord Jesus with all our being.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: 2 Samuel 12.7-10, 13
Second Reading: Galatians 2.16, 19-21
Gospel: Luke 7.36 8.3

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


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