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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
Please contact the office
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for Sunday, May 31, 2015

This mystery of the Holy Trinity is at the heart of our Christian faith. This mystery separates us from our Jewish ancestors and from the Muslim people, who also believe in one God. No one can penetrate this mystery. Instead, we come to this mystery humbly because it is given to us by Jesus Christ Himself.

The first reading today, from the Book of Deuteronomy, is a delightful picture of Moses speaking about the mystery of God in his own time. Our God is the God of Moses and is the God who continually breaks into our human history to call us to Himself, to be present on our behalf, to work marvels for our good. No other people have a God such as ours. This is as true today as it was in the time of Moses.

And today also people reject this God and refuse to believe in this God because this God seems so unbelievable at times. In the time of Moses, our God worked wonders for His people and also gave to the people a form of life that separated them from other peoples. Our God is rejected today mostly because people do not want to live the form of life that He has given us.

The second reading, from the Letter to the Romans, is one of those few instances in the New Testament where we meet with Father, Son and Spirit all together in one passage. It is the Spirit who gives us power to call God our Father, the Spirit who confirms our relationship with Christ and the Spirit who gives us the strength to suffer with Christ in order to be glorified with Him.

The Gospel is the very end of the Gospel of Matthew. It is important to note clearly that even among the eleven who remained faithful to Jesus, there were doubts. We should never be surprised by our own doubts or the doubts of others. We can ask the Spirit to help us in our doubts and help us then to live these words of Jesus: proclaiming the Good News of Salvation and inviting others to baptism because Jesus is with us always until the end of time.

In all of this, we meet the mystery of the Trinity. The Father is the One whom Jesus calls Abba. The Spirit is the One whom Jesus sends to give us strength to live His message. And Jesus Himself is the One who has come to us in the flesh to redeem us. But they are not three Gods, but only One God; they are of one nature and indivisible. That is the mystery at the heart of our faith. Jesus is God, the Father is God and the Holy Spirit is God. They are the One God.

An incredible mystery that we can only live and continue to seek to understand in some small ways. May the Spirit open our hearts and our minds so that we accept this mystery in faith. Amen. Alleluia.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Deuteronomy 4.32-34, 39-40
Second Reading: Romans 8.14-17
Gospel: Matthew 28.16-20

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


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