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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
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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 16, 2014

What a long Gospel we have today! It is filled with wisdom and great teachings. The basic message is clear: Know what you are doing, do good and do it with your whole heart. We are expected to know what God wants of us and to try to do it with our whole being.

Jesus criticizes those who simply argue about things in order to avoid loving one another and treating one another with justice. Jesus is pointing to us that we have the responsibility. It is not a matter of looking at others and seeing how they fail to live up to God's law. No, it is a matter of seeing the challenged aimed directly at us, at me. I must walk the way of the Lord and seek His will.

The first reading today, from the Book of Sirach, tells us that if you trust in God, you too shall live. This also speaks to this deep and personal relationship that we are invited to live with God. We are not trying to impress anyone else. We are trying to live the love that God has given to us. This has been true through all ages.

Too often we can begin to think of doing God's will as simply following directions to do the right things. The readings today are very clear: doing God's will is a matter of having a heart that loves others because we know that we are loved by God Himself. Actions must flow from this deep relationship with the living God.

The First Letter to the Corinthians, from which our second reading today is taken, also speaks of a wisdom that comes from God. God's wisdom is always mystery. Mystery does not mean that we cannot know something, only that the reality is enormous and we must work daily to understand it. Love is a mystery because it can never be exhausted. Love is a mystery because it always challenges us to go further. Love is a mystery because God's love for us is infinite and we are to love in the same way.

My sisters and brothers, God wants us! He wants all of us. He wants every bit of us. This world will change dramatically the more we give of ourselves. What is most important in our world is to respond now to the love that God pours out upon us. Let us walk in the love of God.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Sirach 15.15-20
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2.6-10
Gospel: Matthew 5.17-37

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


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