October 20 – Ordinary Time XXIX

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Brainstorm By Nancy Nobrega In the Gospel today Luke explains that if we want God’s help we should just keep asking. He will help us, and we should not get discouraged if we don’t get the help we need right away. The way He explains it makes me think that God will help us if […]

Bundle-Up Weekend

On November 2 & 3, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will have a truck on site for Bundle Up Weekend. Volunteers will be on hand before and after Masses to collect donations by the truck outside the doors of the church. For a list of items that are accepted, please visit www.ssvptoronto.ca

Marriage Retreat

WorldWide Marriage Encounter

Looking for a way to increase the love and romance in your marriage? Do you need time just for the two of you? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Experience may be the answer! Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually learn a practical communication technique and have an opportunity to rediscover your hopes and dreams for your marriage. Upcoming weekend: October 25-27, 2019 Four Points Sheraton, Mississauga Visit wwwme.org for more information

Light in the Darkness

Debunking Black Legends of the Catholic Church Join Fr. Séamus Hogan, Professor of Church History, as he confronts false versions of Catholic history which portray the church as a violent, ignorant, worldly and bigoted institution. Fr. Séamus reveals the true facts around historical events such as the Crusades, the Inquisition and many others. Spend the day debunking myths in order to discover the real truth of the church’s history. Holy Mass at St. Augustine’s venerable chapel is included with registration. Feel free to invite friends and family to join us on this day!

Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:30AM-3:00PM St. Augustine’s Seminary

2661 Kingston Rd., Scarborough

Visit www.staugustines.on.ca/ for more information


St. Basil’s is accepting candidates for the 2019-2020 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program. RCIA is a very special and intensive program designed for adults exploring the possibility of becoming members of the Catholic Church through the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). Also welcome to participate are baptized Catholics who desire to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. RCIA offers adults an opportunity to learn more about Roman Catholic theology and practice. RCIA is also open to fully initiated Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith and hear from experts on topics presented. At St. Basil’s, our RCIA program runs from October until April and explores a variety of topics dealing with the sacramental life and real-world discipleship. Our program draws in an exciting line-up of speakers from the Toronto School of Theology, the University of St. Michael’s College, and Basilian Fathers. If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about the RCIA program, please contact rcia@stbasiltoronto.org

Mass for All Souls

There will be a special Mass for All Souls’ Day on Saturday, November 2 at 10:00AM. All are invited to attend and remember the lives of all the faithful departed as we join in prayer for them.

Theology on Tap

All young adults are invited for an evening of thought-provoking discussion with special guest Dr. Ryan Williams on Monday, October 28 at 7PM. Dr. Williams will lead a conversation on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Human Dignity.

Duke of York Pub

39 Prince Arthur Ave.


Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

There is still a need for volunteers both for preparation (including baking) and clean-up.

If you are interested in learning more, please speak with Michael at michael.pirri@utoronto.ca


Reservations for the 100th Anniversary Organ Concert by Olivier Latry taking place on November 22 open to Saint Basil’s parishioners beginning Monday, September 9, at 10:00AM. Please note we are currently waitlisted for tickets. Please contact music@stbasiltoronto.org for more information.

Please note that, as seating is limited, the maximum reservation possible at this time is for 2 tickets. We hope to see you there!

PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Clare DeMello, Roberto Martello, Filomena Larocca, Rebecca Beaton, Gemma Ciavarella, Gordon Walsh, Mary O’Brien, Erika Farncomb, Rita Moran, Rosy Menezes, Paul O’Brien, Barbara Boyle, Margaret Mary McKenzie, Josephine D’amico, Jose Gaitero, Romulus DeMello, Neil McCormack, Ceceila Sorianosos, Wilfredo Sorianosos, Anne C., Delaila Salvador, Alexander Wu, Desmond Brownlee, Betty Veit, Hilary McCormack, and Jasper David-Fuchs. PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

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