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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 4, 2015

We, the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Probably most of us pay little attention to this statement of Saint Paul in the second reading today. It is from the Letter to the Ephesians. For the early Church, it was an enormous change for new Gentile Christians to feel incorporated into the Chosen People. The Chosen People were Jewish People, not Gentiles.

As part of our spiritual growth, we need to be reminded at times that spiritually, we are Jewish. In order to understand our Christian faith, we must also have some understanding of the Jewish faith. Epiphany is a wonderful time to renew a bit of this connection. Epiphany means simply that God is made manifest, God appears, God is revealed. Actually at the mundane level, an epiphany can be anything that is made manifest, that appears or that is revealed.

For us who follow the Lord Jesus, Epiphany is when the divinity of Jesus is made manifest, when that divinity appears or when it is revealed. We often this of this Epiphany celebration in relationship to the Three Kings: Jesus being made manifest as God to kings or wise men who have come from far distant lands.

For us there is still the spiritual challenge: can we recognize this Savior of the Jewish people as our personal Savior and the Savior of all?

When we do recognize Jesus as our Savior, when we have that Epiphany in a personal way, we begin to rejoice because the Lord has come to us and we have recognized Him. Our lives begin to be transformed as we seek to live in relationship to the Lord that we now recognize as our Savior and the Savior of all.

Thus as we celebrate this great Solemnity of the Epiphany, we rejoice that God became man and lived among us. We rejoice because faith has allowed us to see the face of God. We rejoice because we are called to adore Him and be transformed by Him. Alleluia. Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Isaiah 60.1-6
Second Reading: Ephesians 3.2-3a, 5-6
Gospel: Matthew 2.1-12

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


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