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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 2, 2014

Every few years this Solemnity of All Souls falls on a Sunday and takes precedence over the normal Sunday of Ordinary Time. This year once more we celebrate the commemoration which prays for all who have died. The readings can be chosen from a list of various readings but the message of the Scriptures remains constant: when we die we will be judged and we ultimately will end up in heaven or hell. This teaching of what we Catholics call the last four things is deeply important in the whole of our spiritual tradition.

The Book of Wisdom reminds us that the teaching of the Jewish Scriptures, our Old Testament, are clear that we are always in the hands of God. We need to be reminded from time to time that the hands of God are loving hands. The image is that God created us with His own hands and destined us to live with Him.

The Letter to the Romans reminds us of the teaching of the New Testament that Jesus came to save us, to redeem us, to show us the love and compassion of the Father. The Gospel of John reminds us that we are made for eternal life and that Jesus will lose no one.

These teachings are important so that we can recognize how to live in this life. Hell is always a possibility but it is only possible if we reject love and if we reject life. We may live poorly, made bad decisions, choose awful things. That is how we humans are. Yet if within all of that we are seeking God and His love, all shall be well.

So as we pray for all the departed today, we pray with hope and with confidence in a God who loves us, a God who has sent His only Son to redeem us, a God who gives us the Holy Spirit deep within us, whispering to us the desires to seek life and to know the goodness of the Lord.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Lamentations 3.17-26
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.51-57
Gospel: Matthew 11.25-30

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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