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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

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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)
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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, February 9, 2014

This Sunday we could start with the Gospel. We are the salt of the earth. Yet we recognize that we can lose our saltiness. We can lose the energy of following Christ in our daily lives. We are the light of the world and yet we can hide that light and be only darkness to others.

We know that Jesus does not come to discourage us but to encourage us. Jesus shows us the challenge and invites us to learn how to be salt and light for others who are seeking meaning in their lives. Part of our love for others is to walk on the path of the Lord as witnesses because we have found the Lord.

The first reading today, from the Prophet Isaiah, also shows us the way to be salt and light: by serving the poor. If we serve the poor, then our light shall break forth like the dawn, and our wound shall quickly be healed. Far too often our focus is on ourselves rather than on loving others. We get caught up in our own pains and wounds and forget that serving others is the best healing of all that ails us. Serving others brings salt and light into our lives.

Saint Paul tells us in the First Letter to the Corinthians that he himself had resolved to know nothing while he was with other Christians except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. This is a clear reference to Paul embracing the cross by suffering for others. That is how we know Jesus crucified. We must ourselves take up the cross and follow Him. If we can do this, the our faith will rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

My sisters and brothers, we are in the life only once. God has created us and God will call us to Himself. God has sent His only Son, Jesus, to show us the way to the Father. We should not be frightened that this way is difficult at times and demands sacrifice on our part. We want to become fully alive in the Lord. So let us serve the poor, watch out for those who need our help, love all those are in need—and so walk with Jesus to the Father.

We want to be the salt of Christ. We want to be the light of Christ. We want to draw others to Christ so that they can know His love and His salvation. If we are on the path with Jesus Christ, then we know Him ourselves and can delight in His love. Because we know His love, we can share it with one another. Praise to Jesus now and forever. Amen.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 58.6-10++
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.1-5
Gospel: Matthew 5.13-16

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


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