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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, January 19, 2014

Now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb. The Prophet Isaiah in the first reading today is speaking about events in his own time, but also, with his gift of prophecy, foretells the reality of Jesus Christ. Sometimes we stop at that point without realizing that this also speaks about our own reality: we also are formed from the womb.

All of history and all of reality comes from the loving hand of God, who loves us. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are completely involved in this love story for each one of us personally and for our whole human reality. God invites us to live completely. In order to live completely, we are invited to understand how He created us, for what He created us and that His love for us is not burdensome.

With this Sunday celebration, we continue our journey back into Ordinary Time in the Church year and the readings reflect the beginnings of the public ministry of Jesus. This is the time when Jesus begins to emerge from His hidden life in Nazareth and begins to preach the Kingdom of God.

The Gospel of John shows us this special relationship of Jesus and John the Baptist. The stories of the childhood of Christ in the other Gospels have indicated that Jesus and John the Baptist are cousins. Those Gospels have indicated that John the Baptist, even in the womb, somehow recognizes the role of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John is focused on showing us that John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God.

The First Letter to the Corinthians points out that all of this is about our becoming holy in God. To be holy is to be set aside for God, to use our time for God, to see all things in God and to dedicate all of our life to God. That is a high calling and one that only God can make possible for us.

My sisters and brothers, as we begin Ordinary Time, let us realize that this call of God to us must eventually consume every aspect of our life. It does not make us crazy. Instead, we actually begin to live a fullness of humanity that brings deep peace and contentment - and even normality - into our lives. Let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 49.3, 5-6
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.1-3
Gospel: John 1.29-34

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


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