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Pastor: Fr. Gigi Philip
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Livera

Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PMEnglish,
Singles for Christ Choir
Sunday9:00 AMItalian
Italian Choir
10:30 AMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
Organist/Soloist
12:00 PMEnglish,
Couples for Christ Choir
Weekday Masses
Tuesday7:00 PMItalian,
Devotion to Padre Pio
Wednesday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Thursday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to St. Norbert
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 8:00 PM
Friday8:35 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)
Contact
100 Regent Road
North York, Ontario M3K 1H3
Phone: 416-636-0213
Fax: 416-636-9431
office@stnorbertschurch.org
www.stnorbertschurch.org
Confession
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 www.vocationstoronto.ca, 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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Reflections
for Sunday, September 22, 2013

How do you and I treat really poor people? How do we treat people who are different from ourselves? People from another culture? People who live on the street? People who are dirty? People who are drunk on the street? People who live in situations that we don't approve of? Jesus wants us to know that we must love everyone. We cannot serve God and not love others. We cannot seek just the things that are for us and forget others.

The first reading today is from the Prophet Amos. This Prophet was known for telling off the rich and the powerful. He was clear that those with wealth and power should never oppress the poor and the powerless. Yet, it always happens. The Jewish Scriptures are always clear: God is the protector of the poor and the powerless. Those who oppress the poor and the powerless will eventually have to present themselves to God and hear His words.

The First Letter to Timothy is the source of the second reading today. The teaching today reminds us to pray: for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. If those in authority serve others well, the world is at peace and all can live with devotion and dignity. Has the world ever been that way? Do we see the world that way today? If so many cannot live with devotion and dignity, then we must pray all the more for those in authority.

The section from Luke's Gospel today teaches us more about the relationship between the wealthy and powerful and the poor and powerless. Jesus is clear that we cannot serve God and serve any other person or thing that would get in the way with our relationship with God. Mammon is any form of material wealth or greed. We all suffer from our relationship to mammon at various levels. God invites us to be free so that we can freely give our lives to others in service and love.

Everyone is invited to reform by these readings today. All of us are invited to seek out the poor and the needy, the helpless, and find ways to help them. Usually we only have to look at our neighbors to find the poor and the needy in some form. Those who are helpless are all around us and even in our own families and communities. Far too often our eyes are closed and we do not see the truth.

God, help us to see. Open our eyes. May we walk in the way of Jesus Christ and love all others. Amen.

 
Readings of the day:
First Reading: Amos 8.4-7
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2.1-7++
Gospel: Luke 16.1-13

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

   

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