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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
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for Sunday, October 13, 2013

Today we hear of Naaman, who could not believe that God asked so little of him in order to be healed. Then the Gospel tells us of the ten lepers and only one returns to give thanks after being healed. It is faith that heals both of these men. Faith is not always what we think it is. Naaman's faith had to be prodded so that he could accept the meekness of our God. The one leper who returned was not the only one healed, but the others did not give thanks.

We are invited to reflect on our own faith at this time of year. Do we want great and marvelous actions from God or are we content with the small touches of love that He normally gives to us? Do we give thanks each day for the wonder of being able to live and to love and to serve others?

Faith does not have to be some great effort on our part. It is simply looking around us and believing that there is a God who created all of this, who continues to create all of this and who loves us and invites us to share His life. Okay, that is a fairly big step and lots of people simply cannot take such a step. Perhaps we can just begin by believing that there is some force behind all that we see and live in our lives. Perhaps we can believe that there is something, even if we cannot bring ourselves to believe in someone.

For us who do believe, we can ask to renew the miracle of faith in our lives by seeing the wonder of all of this creation and the wonder of a daily gift of life. Far too easily we take our faith for granted and then cease to be in awe. Really, it is so incredible that God loves us and each day gives us life and invites us to share His life. In it incredible that we are invited to eat and drink the body and blood of Jesus Christ. If we knew the power of this mystery, we would surely die immediately.

Giving thanks should be part of our daily life as well. We don't have to have something special happen in our lives in order to give thanks. Thanksgiving is what Eucharist is about and it is what our daily living can reflect each day. Sometimes life can only be endured. Yet even then, we can thank God for the gift of endurance. Sometimes our personal pains and sufferings threaten to overwhelm us. Even then we can give thanks that He is with us.

We can learn to offer whatever happens to us each day for the sake of others, both the good and the bad. Saint Paul puts it this way: I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen. We are invited to pray for all others and especially for the members of the household of the faith. We are always able to live our lives for others, no matter where we are or what we are doing. Because of that, we can always give thanks.

My sisters and brothers, let us rejoice today because we are called to share in the very life of God. Let us give thanks and rejoice in the Lord. Our faith saves us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: 2 Kings 5.14-17
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2.8-13
Gospel: Luke 17.11-19

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


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