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Pastor: Fr. Gigi Philip
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Livera

Sunday Masses
Saturday5:00 PMEnglish,
Singles for Christ Choir
Sunday9:00 AMItalian
Italian Choir
10:30 AMEnglish,
Children's Liturgy
Organist/Soloist
12:00 PMEnglish,
Couples for Christ Choir
Weekday Masses
Tuesday7:00 PMItalian,
Devotion to Padre Pio
Wednesday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to Our Lady of
Perpetual Help
Thursday7:00 PMEnglish,
Devotion to St. Norbert
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament till 8:00 PM
Friday8:35 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)
Contact
100 Regent Road
North York, Ontario M3K 1H3
Phone: 416-636-0213
Fax: 416-636-9431
office@stnorbertschurch.org
www.stnorbertschurch.org
Confession
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 www.vocationstoronto.ca, 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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Reflections
for Sunday, September 18, 2016

The First Letter to Timothy, from which comes our second reading today, tells us that God wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.

The first reading comes from the Prophet Amos who reminds us that we are not all seeking God. Instead some of us seek only what will profit us and that which harms others even as it bring us goods and power.

So today we are invited once more to choose the path on which we walk. We need not fear nor do we need to choose from fear. Rather we should be choosing from love. God wants us all to be saved and to know the truth. We must believe this. So our choice should be a choice of wisdom. We need to reflect on what we see in our world.

Are those who cheat and those who have harmed others really happy? We need to think about that. Are those who are very wealthy and who do not use their wealth to help others really happy? The prophets of our Jewish ancestors want us to grow in wisdom and to seek the Lord with our whole heart.

Is there truly a life after this one? Is there truly what we Christians call "eternal life," in which we shall live forever, personally, with the Lord? If there is, we have all the reason in the world to try to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the teachings of Scripture. If there is not, then all that matters is to get ahead in this life while we live and to have as much as we can of the pleasures of this lifeóbecause there is nothing else. Far too often we Christians say we believe but act as thought we do not believe.

We can reflect on the Gospel from Luke which is given to us today. We are told: No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.

We don't have to think that this is just about serving the interest of money. No! Rather it is about serving the values of this world which invite us to abandon all belief and accept all secular values and seek pleasure and wealth and power.

We come back to the basic choice: is this life all there is? If so, we may as well accept all of the secular values. If not, then we must begin to walk with Christ, no matter how often we may fail! The following of Christ is not about being perfect in all of our actions! It is about following the Lord in the same way that Peter did, the same way the Good Thief did, the same way so many sinners did!

Let us be wise stewards today and weigh our choices! Let us walk in the way of the Lord.

 
Readings of the day:
First Reading: Amos 8.4-7
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2.1-7++
Gospel: Luke 16.1-13

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

   

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