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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 23, 2007

We are all familiar with the dramatic crimes involving robberies and shootouts on our streets by "gangsters" and "thugs". But far more money is disappearing immorally and illegally - in plush air-conditioned offices by oh-so-respectable "smoothies" wearing expensive suits and driving luxury cars. Such an abuse of money and property results in serious imbalances in societies everywhere.

The world is divided now into rich and poor: between a First and a Third World. So many are driven to get rich. ”What's wrong with being rich?” people ask. Catholics can be, and sometimes are, very rich. But, by definition, no one can really become rich without others being made or kept poor. To be defined as rich in our society means having more, much more, than the average person. We cannot say we love God, if we do not love our brothers. Such a person cannot be in the Kingdom. In so far as economic matters affect moral issues such as: justice, the dignity, basic human rights - then they certainly concern the Christian and the church community. To ignore it, actively or passively, is to deny love to others.

People have always lived in poverty; can it then be accepted as "normal" that others live in comfort and luxury, especially when the source of their wealth comes from the exploitation of those who are living below the level of human dignity? No Christian can accept such a situation or, still less, be a contributor to such imbalances.

Unfortunately, many of us are, wittingly or unwittingly, contributors. We show it by our own frenetic participation in trying to climb to the top. It is not a question, of course, of advocating total equality. On many levels, people are quite unequal. But, on the level of dignity and rights, no one can claim superiority over another person.

Christians cannot tolerate any diminution of human dignity. Some have been given more than others clearly, but these gifts are to be used not to get more for oneself but to offer more for the building up of the Kingdom community. The more we have the greater our responsibility to share with those who don’t.

 
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