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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, June 28, 2009

God did not make death--what a strong statement. What do you think about death? Why does it happen? Is it just a natural phenomenon? Why do most of us struggle against dying in so many ways? God did not make death! Death came because of the devil. Death is not natural in our world.

Life is a sign of the presence of God. The Gospel makes this clear today. God in Jesus Christ is master over all death. Death cannot defy Jesus our Lord. Power goes out from Jesus and cures and heals and brings life. The power of our Lord is strong enough to overcome all death.

Most of us think of physical death today, but how much more important is the death of the soul caused by sin. Yet our modern cultures don't seem to care about that at all. Our values are based not on the Gospel, not on the Sacred Scriptures, but on pleasure, money and power. We seem to ignore entirely that there are actions and choices that truly kill us and only the Spirit of God can revive us.

The Second Letter to the Corinthians is so very eloquent today when it tells us: For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.

We are invited to live that same way, giving up what we have so that others who have nothing may then have something because we have given it to them. How foreign this is to our modern way of thinking. Why should I give up anything? If you want something, you have to find a way to get it yourself!

Jesus shows us a completely different way of live. Jesus lives in service of others. Jesu s is willing to give His life for others and we don't want to give anything for others. Yet if we are to be faithful to the call given us in Christ Jesus, we must learn how to give up what we have in order that others may also have.

Let us ask our loving God this Sunday to give us courage. We shall find out that in giving we do truly receive. Let us thank the Lord for His goodness.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:

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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