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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

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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)
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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
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for Sunday, July 14, 2013

Today Jesus asks us to be neighbors to all people by treating others with mercy. This is an effective mercy that not only feels compassion toward those who are suffering but which acts to help others. It does not matter if the others are enemies or friends, we are called to treat them with mercy and to help them in all of their needs.

The first reading today, from the Book of Deuteronomy, tells us that the Lord has already put these kinds of commands in our hearts. Why are we so hard-hearted? Why is it that we do not want to help others and would even willingly let some people suffer rather than act to help them?

Some of our response comes from cultural conditioning, some of our response comes from the choices we have already made in our lives and some of it comes from the evil one.

Perhaps we might even find at times that we are open to helping most others. The challenge from the Lord Jesus is to help all others when they are suffering or in need. We need to hear that challenge and that invitation very strongly in our lives: love your neighbor. Who is my neighbor? The one that I treat with mercy.

Can my heart change? God is always willing to work miracles for us, but we must ask for our hearts to change. We must keep on asking until our hearts do change. We cannot justify ourselves by saying that we prayed to God and God did not answer! Rather, we must keep praying until God answers us.

The Letter to the Colossians reminds us that in Jesus all the fullness was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile all things for him, making peace by the blood of his cross through him, whether those on earth or those in heaven. Only in Jesus will we be able to love all others and to give our lives completely for the love of others. This is not a simple humanitarian task, but the whole meaning of our life.

So we come back to the question of the scholar of the law: Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?

Do I want eternal life? Do I even believe in eternal life? If I believe in eternal life and want to live that life, then I must love all others. Today is the time to love and to fight against my lack of love. Lord, help us love.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 30.10-14
Second Reading: Colossians 1.15-20
Gospel: Luke 10.25-37

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


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