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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 22, 2015

Today we are asked to choose what is important in our lives. We are invited to choose Jesus Christ as the most important person in our life, as our Savior and as our Redeemer. Lots of us choose Him but don't do very much with our choice. It can be a choice that totally transforms our life or a choice that we never put into effect in our daily living.

The first reading is from the Book of Daniel. This reading reflects the longing of our ancestors in the faith for a God who was present to them and who protected them and before whom, eventually, all nations and peoples would be present and accountable. There are days when we might want such a God simply in order to enforce our own ideals and values on the world. The challenge for us is that we must represent God in the world and strive to bring about true values and human choices when our world seems to seek mostly power, pleasure and economic means.

The second reading today is from the Book of Revelation. This book is filled with images of the end times and of God as ruler of all. In this particular passage today, we have almost a repeat of the Book of Daniel. Instead of longing for this in the future, the Book of Revelation tells us that it is happening and will be complete soon. You and I don't see the hand of God and yet these authors insist that God is always at work in our world and arranging things according to His plans. When this book states: Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, it is clear that the author is referring to Jesus. Jesus is our king and the ruler of all.

The Gospel of John today immediately corrects our impressions that the rule of Jesus as Lord will be something triumphant in the human sense. Rather, Jesus will rule from the Cross, Jesus will rule from overcoming death, Jesus will rule because He has suffered for us. This Gospel, and the others, break our ideas of what kind of rule the Kingdom of Heaven will be.

This God who loves us in Christ Jesus and who has made Jesus king of all, shows us that ruling others is serving them as a slave, as one who takes all of their burdens on himself and who is willing to die for others. We can all say: Live, Christ our King! Viva, Cristo Rey! This is a king who comes in humility to save us from ourselves.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Daniel 7.13-14
Second Reading: Revelation 1.5-8
Gospel: John 18.33b-37

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


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