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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)
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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, November 23, 2014

The King is a shepherd! It sounds like a children's story. We have images of the Lord today that are so gentle and others that are fierce. These images reflect how God has been experienced and also, most likely, a bit of the truth of God. God loves us fiercely and is as gentle as He can be with us.

The Prophet Ezequiel in the First Reading, gives us a glimpse of God as the tender shepherd, watching out over His sheep. This image, however, also has the shepherd destroying the sleek and the strong. That is a bit of a frightening vision, but reflects nevertheless that God is interested in the poor, the strayed, the injured and the sick. The words of Scripture are not always comforting for the sleek and the strong!

The First Letter to the Corinthians, which is the second reading today, tells us in very simple words that everything, everyone, will become subjected to Christ. Death will be conquered and everything that has been created will become subject to Christ. Although this is a very straightforward and sober image, we can imagine how different our world would be if everything and everyone were completely in accord with the will of the Lord. What a difference!

The Gospel from Matthew brings us to the image of the judgment. Using this image, Matthew makes clear that it is a judgment based on our love and care for others. This is where we are to focus our attention in this life: love and care of others, especially for those who have most needs.

These three readings tell us what kingship and leadership and ruling over others is about: love and care. Christ is our king and we are invited to live the same way that He has lived. We are to be kings in the sense of earthly rulers, but to be servants in the form that God has shown us.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Ezekiel 34.11-12, 15-17
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15.20-26, 28
Gospel: Matthew 25.31-46

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


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