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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

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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
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Sacrament of Matrimony
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
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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
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: The Power of Love

The popular expression that begins with: I'd do anything for usually is not meant too seriously.

The expression is far closer to reality when you have children. People will do anything for their children: they love them so much. The way you feel about your children gives us a just a faint idea of how God feels about us. He'd do anything for us.

And he did.

God gave his son to us as a Complete Gift. He was completely ours to treasure, to find the Father through, or, sadly, to ignore and even to put to death. And human beings did put Jesus to death in the most horrible way possible, execution through crucifixion.

Today we celebrate this special feast, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Son joined the Father's love in doing anything for us. The feast is the exaltation of the cross because it is a demand that we recognize that this symbol of death and misery has become one of life and victory.

Jesus' death on the cross restored our capacity to have eternal life. The power of the Cross destroyed death, and love destroyed hate. We should never wear a cross as a piece of jewelry, but as a symbol of love. Jesus is love and love alone defeats hatred and, ultimately death.

We should wear the cross as a statement to ourselves and to others. The statement is simple: this is how much God loved the world.

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