Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Responding to God’s Call

Responding to God’s Call by Lucinda M. Vardey As we enter more fully into the New Year, and settle into what the Church calls “Ordinary Time” we are given the opportunity to hone our prayer life and begin again with God. God can call us at any time. In fact, it is usually within the […]

Saint Basil Singers

The Saint Basil Singers is recruiting new members of all voice types for the Winter/Spring Session (January to June term). The choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons at 3:00PM and sings at the 4:30PM Mass. For more information please email music@stbasiltoronto.org or speak to JP or Stefani after any weekend Mass.

Candlemas by Candlelight

Mark your calendars! On Friday, February 2 at 7:30pm, we will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord – Candlemas! We invite you to join us for a special meditative evening of readings, hymns, and choral music by candlelight. We hope to see you there!

Serra Club

The Serra Club-Downtown Toronto invites you to a luncheon talk this coming Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Our speaker will be Father Peter Turrone, Executive Director of the Newman Centre and Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He will talk about the Newman Centre, its purpose and the youth/vocation activities they support. We hope that this will give all the opportunity to discuss and brainstorm ideas regarding various religious vocation activities directed at young university students. We are also happy to inform you that some members of the Serra International ‘s Executive Council may be attending the meeting. The luncheon will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 immediately after the 12:10PM Mass, in the Parish Hall. If you plan to attend, please contact the Parish office by Monday, January 15, 2018. All are welcome!

Merci Beaucoup to St. Basil’s Parishioners!

Thank you for your great generosity during the Advent and Christmas seasons in support of the various parish ministries and staff, whether it was through volunteering, donations, prayers, or gifts. The contributions of many made possible the festive celebrations that took place here. On behalf of the staff, I extend our sincerest appreciation. May God continue to shower us with blessings in this new year! ~Fr. Morgan

Baptismal Preparation

Are you planning to have your child baptized at St. Basil’s, or have you been recently asked to serve as a Godparent? Please note that our upcoming baptismal preparation class take place on the following dates in the new year:

  • January 27, 2018
  • February 24, 2018
  • March 31, 2018

To register for a class or to get more information, please email the Director of Pastoral Ministries, Jessica at jessica.deluca@utoronto.ca

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

January 14, 2018 is the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Joined together in prayer, presence, and solidarity, may we be inspired with love, creativity, vision, and a readiness to create a welcoming space with all migrants and refugees. May this space be a home where the dignity of all can be realized. May we grow in our conviction that, with the Reign of God, there is a common home for all!

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

January 14th – 20th, 2018

SUNDAY 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9:00AM Brian Cutt (+)
10:30AM Lorraine Corey (+)
12:00PM Nenita Zapanta (+)
4:30PM Erlinda Malasaga (+)
 
MONDAY  
7:30AM
12:10PM Michael & Alexandra (liv.)
   
TUESDAY
7:30AM Rafi Kosover (+)
12:10PM Joanne Melia (liv.), Fracis Yap (+)
   
WEDNESDAY Saint Anthony
7:30AM
12:10PM Francis, Monica, and Mary Gannon (+,+,+)
   
THURSDAY
7:30AM
12:10PM Claudette Kneider (+), Maria Mimmo (liv.)
 
FRIDAY  
7:30AM
12:10PM Luigi and Lina Ciavarella (liv.)
   
SATURDAY  
5:00PM Lorena Vicente (liv.)

PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Mary O’Brien, Claire Fidler, Kam Fung Tem, Angel Martinez, Margaret-Mary McKenzie, Joe Torres, Rita Moran, Celerina Agpoon, Bernice Casey, Lucy Rietveld Bowers, Donna Wood, Clare DeMello, Erika Farncomb, Roberto Martello, Filomena La Rocca, Joseph Troncone, Carry Eillen, Hai Luen Liu, Neil McCormack, Barbara MacMahon-Firestone, Alexander Wu, Rose Griffin, Norma Cunningham, and Steven Morth.

PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

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