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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 26, 2014

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. Always the Prophet Isaiah is able to raise our hopes and bring us joy. This prophecy is really about the tribes of Israel, which disappeared along with others in the north. Even though a tribe disappears, Isaiah can tell us that light will come upon it. And now you and are members of those who walked in darkness and dwelt in the land of gloom. Light has come upon us in Jesus Christ.

The First Letter to the Corinthians continues this theme of being separated from Christ. It is we who divide Christ and who should long for unity in Christ. Especially when we look at the divisions among us Christians, our hearts should burn once more that we may all be one in Jesus Christ. We don't have to worry about how or about when. We need only long for unity and pray for unity.

In Matthew's Gospel we are brought back to the Land of Zebulun and the Land of Naphtali - these two tribes among others which disappeared. This area had become Galilee of the Gentiles, a place where non-Jewish people now dwelt alongside of the Jews who were also living there. Thus the area of Nazareth did not have a good reputation among observant Jewish people.

It is from here, a place without the wonder and glory of Jerusalem, that Jesus begins to call his followers. Most of us are of that same type: not the best in the world, not the most observant in the world, but people who are seeking the Lord.

It is to us that Jesus speaks today: Come after me. Jesus continues to call us to follow Him, to be formed by Him, to walk with Him in His life so that we can share in His death and Resurrection.

We are also like these early followers in that we have doubts at times, we wonder if we are foolish, we hear teachings of the Lord that we find difficult. And yet we also realize that there is no other Lord who gives life. To whom shall we go if we leave Him. We can be like Peter and doubt and deny. We can be like Thomas and speak bravely about our conditions to follow the Lord and believe in Him. In the end, there is no other and we can begin to walk with joy with our Lord. All praise to Him forever.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 9.1-4
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1.10-13, 17-18
Gospel: Matthew 4.12-23

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


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