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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
Please contact the office as soon as possible
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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Visit Vocations Toronto at, a resourceful site in answering these questions.

Knights of Columbus
Meetings 3rd Thursday of the month
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Youth Group
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for Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Prophet Ezekiel in the first reading and the Gospel of Mark both speak of being prophets and what that means practically in one's life. For the Prophet Ezekiel, it meant that he had to speak to his own people, knowing that they would not listen to him. But he knew that he had to speak because God had spoken to him.

For Jesus in the Gospel, the challenge is that people who know him cannot believe that someone they knew could have this kind of spiritual insight and power. Because they perceive only the human in Jesus, they find it impossible to accept the divine in him. This remains a problem throughout his life.

These two readings challenge us today to perceive the presence of God in one another, to listen to the Holy Spirit speaking in one another, to have hearts that are open to one another. We do not expect to fine divinity in one another the way in which divinity was present in our Lord Jesus, nevertheless we know that God is truly present in every other human being and so often we ignore that presence or even deny that present.

Saint Paul, in the second reading, has a very different problem. He is so aware of the divine presence within himself that he must concentrate on his own weaknesses in order to be present to others. He realizes that his incredible spiritual gifts can lead him astray and so focuses on his weaknesses and brokenness.

We can be so clearly aware of the teaching of our Lord Jesus in all of today's readings. At a practical level these teachings invite us to look for the divine in others and to be aware of the weakness and brokenness in ourselves. When we learn to see the divine in others and the brokenness in ourselves, we are ready to for with others the communion which is the Church, which is the body of Christ.

Let us ask our Lord today to send His Holy Spirit on us so that we may never fear speaking the truth, so that we may always delight in the goodness and divinity of others and that we may plead with the Lord for the healing of our own sinfulness and brokenness. May the Lord grant this to us, His servants.

Readings of the day:
First Reading:
Second Reading:

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


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