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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
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, 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, November 24, 2013

You will be with me today in Paradise! That is what the solemnity is celebrating: Jesus Christ is the king of my life and the king of the universe. If I allow Jesus Christ truly to be king, then He invites me to be with him now in His Kingdom. And at the time of my death I will be with Him in Paradise.

The reading from the Second Book of Samuel is clear that earthly kings come and go, even David, the greatest of the Kings of Israel. There is no earthly ruler who is perfect or who can always be faithful. There are kings in history who were canonized and accepted as saints. Even those had their defects. Only God is a perfect ruler and it is His Kingdom that we await.

The Letter to the Colossians thus describes the Son: in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the true image of the Father and all things are created in Him.

Kingship, in this understanding, is about service to all of creation and seeking only the good of all that is. Human rulers never seem to be able to do that. This is why we are given the image of the King as the suffering servant, the one who takes all that is bad in our lives upon Himself in order that we may have true life in abundance.

If we celebrate Christ as King today, it is because He truly looks for the good of each one of us and unites us with God the Father in the Holy Spirit. In Him we have complete life. The challenge is to begin to live that life here on earth when there are so many other things that demand our attention or attract our interest.

If we think seriously that the purpose of all life is to live in God, then we can begin to make good decisions about how to live in this life. It is not so that somehow we will never make mistakes. Rather, it is about wanting to love God and all of His creation with all the strength of our being. Even in eternity we can grow deeper in this love, but we want to begin to love now.

Our invitation today is to allow God Himself to draw us into the Kingdom, to allow God to open our whole being to His love and mercy and compassion, and to walk with others in this same path. This is the Kingdom and the more we walk together and work together in the Kingdom, the more love we will find on this earth. Let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: 2 Samuel 5.1-3
Second Reading: Colossians 1.12-20
Gospel: Luke 23.35-43

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


Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


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