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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
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Blessings (home, vehicle, workplace)
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Visiting the sick and elderly at home
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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
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for Sunday, November 4, 2007

Zacchaeus like so many people, he had heard about Jesus and wanted to see what kind of person he was - but, being short, had to climb a tree to see Him. Surrounded by crowds of people, it would have been easy for Jesus to miss Zacchaeus - and it may be that Zacchaeus wanted to see but not be seen. But Jesus spots him and, it seems, sees something about Zacchaeus that even Zacchaeus did not recognize in himself. Jesus invites Himself to supper.

For Zacchaeus, this must have been like a bolt from the blue: this famous man coming to his house - choosing to come to his house. People would have given their eye-teeth for such an opportunity - and here was he - a small tax-collector sitting in a tree - being told that it was his house that had been chosen for the honour of treating Jesus to tea! And, of course, those people were very quick to complain. Yet again, Jesus has not chosen those who "deserved" to have Him in their homes - but chosen a tax collector - and a senior one at that!

But something has happened to this senior tax-collector. Being noticed by such a man as Jesus - being given the honour of providing hospitality has opened up a space in his heart. He sees himself as Jesus sees him - as a man capable of hospitality and generosity - and responds in kind.

He hears people criticising Jesus' choice of host and, we are told, stands his ground. He knows his reputation - and decides that it is time to make a clean sweep. Jesus has recognized his hidden generosity and Zacchaeus makes it real by giving half his possessions to the poor. Jesus has shown His trust in Zacchaeus and Zacchaeus responds by promising repayment for any cheating in his past.

Jesus sees that His actions have a wonderful effect. Transforming yet another life.

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