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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 6, 2016

Resurrection! Christ is risen from the dead! If Christ has not risen, our life is in vain. You and I are invited this Sunday to deepen our belief that Christ is risen from the dead and will raise us up with Him.

The first reading is from the Second Book of Maccabees and gives the account of a mother and her sons who are tortured to try to make them give up their beliefs. None of them do and the Romans are amazed just as they are relentless. So also today people are amazed when some Christians speak clearly that Jesus is God and will raise us up on the last day. For many people, Jesus is simply a good man and a religious teacher - but certainly not God and not risen from the dead.

The second reading comes from the Second Letter to the Thessalonians. This letter tells us today: "the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one." This is part of the teaching of the Church and we must always listen attentively. No one, neither human nor devil, can separate us from Christ if we hold fast to Him. Christ is always with us and will give us His strength.

The Gospel from Saint Luke today is a well-known story about a woman whose husband dies, and then a whole series of brothers marry her, one after one, and then the Sadducees ask Jesus who will have this woman in the life of the world to come. The Sadducees ask this question because they don't believe in the resurrection. Jesus is able to respond and show that God is a God of the living and not of the dead.

This whole Sunday Mass is about resurrection today and we are challenged to accept that Jesus does teach that there is resurrection from the dead and that God is a God of living people. We live this faith by living as Jesus taught us and loving all others. We show our faith in the Resurrection of Jesus by respecting all life and by living in our own lives in a way that reflects the life of the world to come.

We are in the last days of Ordinary Time and soon will transition to Advent. The readings today lead us towards Advent by calling us to reflect on the deepest meaning of life: relationship with God and living in God's presence.

Readings of the day:
First Reading: 2 Maccabees 7.1-2, 7, 9-14++
Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2.16 3.5
Gospel: Luke 20.27-38

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


Reflections are available for the following Sundays:


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