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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, December 7, 2008

Although they were the Chosen People, the people of the first reading had hit the wall. They had become wealthy. They had less need for God then ever before. They pushed God aside, even out of their lives. They forgot about Him.

Then, they bottomed out. They were led off into slavery. Temple and the Holy City were destroyed. They acted like pagans, and now they were forced to live in a pagan land and serve pagans. But in their poverty they became rich. They refused to become pagan. Having their identity stolen from them made the people more devout followers of Yahweh, They had no power except their faith in the All Powerful One.

When we put our complete faith in God, we receive deliverance from our enemies. Then we allow evil into our lives. We allow something to destroy us. We destroy ourselves by relying on our own abilities instead of the Power of God. When we bottom out. We find ourselves completely alone.

Through the Grace of God, we come to the Wisdom that we are only alone if we forget about Him who said He’d always be with us. There is nothing that we might have done which excludes us from His compassion and consolation. “Give comfort to my people,” the Lord says. There is nothing that the Lord does not want to forgive.

So often we underestimate God. We forget that God set no limits to His Love. Perhaps we think that we do not deserve His mercy and compassion. We are correct there. We don’t deserve Him, but that doesn't mean that He doesn’t give Himself totally for us.

Look at the cross. How can you look at the cross, and underestimate what our God will do out of Love?

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