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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, April 3, 2016

Mercy Sunday in the Year of Mercy! Surely we must look at each of the three readings today from this privileged point of view: Mercy upon mercy upon mercy.

The Acts of the Apostles shows the sick being brought to the Apostles and especially to Peter so that they might be cured. Even today, where there are rumors of cures and healings at various places in our world, or when a person gains fame as a healer, people begin to flock to such places or people. Why? Because those who are sick want healing. That should never surprise us! What can surprise us is when people do not recognize that they are sick and then look for healing. This is more and more the case in our present age: terrorists, angry people, people seduced by sensuality, people seeking money as their primary value or power, the many addictions of our present age, etc. These are sicknesses and are often not perceived as such by the persons suffering from them.

To receive Mercy, let us call out to the Lord from our own brokenness and ask for Mercy upon mercy upon mercy. To do this, we are invited to see ourselves as we really are in the light of the Resurrection of Jesus.

The second reading today is from the Book of Revelation. This is a vision of John and speaks to the incredible experience that he had in his own being. John bears witness to the transcendent power of God and to the Resurrection of Jesus. John is among the very first to witness to the Resurrection and one of the first to believe completely in the Resurrection. The challenge for us today is the same: believe in that which seems unbelievable at first. Only Mercy can help us.

Today's Gospel is also from John and is about the Apostle Thomas, who does not want to believe. Jesus comes right to Thomas and looks Thomas straight in the eyes and then asks: are you willing to believe now? So often our own experiences need to be interpreted in the light of our faith. If we keep our faith separate and insist on physical verification of everything, we won't believe. Instead, we are called to believe the witness of others and then, in the light of that witness, sometimes we meet the Lord face to face. Ah, the glory of such an encounter! Yet how much more is the faith of one who has not had that encounter and still believes! Always it is God's mercy, over and over it is mercy.

On this Sunday of Divine Mercy in the Year of Divine Mercy, let us ask our Lord to show us His Mercy so that we may believe! In whatever we are lacking, may the Lord's Mercy fill our emptiness and draw us to deeper faith.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 5.12-16
Second Reading: Revelation 1.9-11a, 12-13, 17-19
Gospel: John 20.19-31

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


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