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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 15, 2009

Every year in November we celebrate All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day at the beginning of the month. In the middle of the month, the Sunday readings turn our attention to the end of the world. We are invited to reflect on what happens when the world ends.

Do I expect the world to end in my life time? No, I really don't. Could it end in my life time? For sure. Do I worry about the world ending? Not at all. Then what is the point of today's readings? The readings invite us to live in Christ now because the way we live is generally the way that we shall die. If the world were to end tomorrow, the question is how I am living today.

Jesus tells us in the Gospel that only the Father knows the day and the hour. Throughout the centuries so many people have predicted so many times that the world would end on a particular date—and the world continues on. We need not waste our time trying to figure out the date. Rather we need to spend our time seeking to be faithful to the teachings of the Lord each day.

The second readings today, from the Letter to the Hebrews, tells us that it is Jesus who saves us with the forgiveness of our sins and who invites us to share in His life. We cannot save ourselves, no matter how strongly we try to do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, we find ourselves unfaithful to Him. Only He Himself can give us the inner transformation to be faithful.

We are coming to the end of the Church year and so we reflect on the end of the world and on the end of our own life. Leading a Christian life is not about doing better and better in our daily lives but about loving more and more and allowing ourselves to be transformed by the love that God showers upon us.

There is so much to be thankful for in this great mystery of salvation. It is all God's initiative, even when we are invited to respond. God continually reaches out to us, over and over in history - in the history of our world and in our individual history. Now is the time of salvation. Now is the time when we can respond to Him. Let us go to the house of the Lord and rejoice in His presence.

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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