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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, April 10, 2016

It is the Lord! We should hear the delight in the voice of the disciple whom Jesus loved! And then see the impetuosity of Simon Peter! These accounts of the early followers of Jesus are full of human joy and fervor - and can bring us much delight just in reading them. Jesus has returned from the dead and is showing Himself now to those who love Him.

The first reading, from the Acts of the Apostles, tells us about the joy of the apostles in proclaiming Jesus once they believed that He had truly risen from the dead. It is almost as if they cannot stop proclaiming Jesus. We are invited to look at our own lives and see if we also proclaim Jesus as risen from the dead by the way we live our faith.

The second reading, from the Book of Revelation, is a way of proclaiming that Jesus is God. These days after Easter are all about proclaiming Jesus as Lord, Jesus as God, Jesus as Savior, Jesus risen from the dead! Truly this is the heart of our faith. When we come to believe that Jesus is God, Jesus died and rose, our way of living has to change. God has become man and taken on our very being so that we can begin to live in God. That does not mean that we shall be perfect immediately, but it is the road on which we walk: He is risen, alleluia!

The Gospel of John is most likely written by the disciple whom Jesus loved and so today we have this firsthand account of Jesus appearing to his followers. Jesus heals the wounds that Peter has suffered in denying Him. Thus, the Resurrection is not just a glory story, but the story of a return which touches real people and calls them now to follow with a purified faith.

How does Jesus heal our betrayals? How do we continue to walk with Him when we know He is God and we are still sinners? We know that He will always pardon us and yet we are invited to the spiritual combat of fighting against our sins and our unfaithfulness - not to become pure in any sense except that we can love more.

Christ is risen, alleluia. Our lives are changed, alleluia! May our faith become so real and strong that we too go about proclaiming the Lord Jesus. Alleluia.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: Acts 5.28-32, 40b-41
Second Reading: Revelation 5.11-14
Gospel: John 21.1-19

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


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