Sunday, December 10, 2017 – Second Sunday of Advent
Ministry of the Sick and Homebound
We are currently updating our records for the Ministry of the Sick and Homebound. If you are already involved in this ministry, or are interested in learning more, please contact Jessica via email at email@example.com or by phone at (416) 926-1300 x. 3413
A Catholic Goes to the Movies
A Catholic Goes to the Movies is a collection of thirty-seven film reviews by Father Daniel Callam, C.S.B. “[…]thoroughly enjoyable and beautifully written, with humour and penetrating exegesis.” —Michael D. Obrien, artist and author There will be an opportunity to purchase the book, as well as a book signing following the 10:30AM Mass at Coffee Hour on December 10.
Day of Confessions
From December 10 to 16, 2017, each parish in the Archdiocese of Toronto will be holding a Day of Confessions. This week, let us make the journey into the heart of our relationship with God. Take a long, loving look at the ways God calls us to grow. Take this challenge and hold it in readiness for the rich blessing that is manifest in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At St. Basil’s, additional opportunity for Confession will be available on Thursday, December 14 during the following times: 9:00AM–12:00PM; 6:30PM–8:00PM.
Society of St. Vincent dePaul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is making its annual Christmas appeal to help needy families during the holiday season, which can be especially challenging for the less fortunate. You can find a special Christmas envelope in today’s bulletin, and more envelopes are at the back of the church. Through your support, volunteers at St. Basil’s will deliver Christmas dinner food vouchers to families and individuals who are living on social assistance, who face health issues, or who are simply down on their luck. We will also help parents buy gifts for their children. We hope to brighten the day of Jesus’ birth for some 200 adults and young people. Every donation, small or large, makes a difference. You can return the envelopes by placing them in the regular collections at Masses throughout December. You can also hand them in at the parish office, or give them to the St. Vincent members who staff the poor boxes. Tax receipts will be sent to donors who provide names and addresses on the envelopes. Please make cheques payable to: Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Thank you for your kind support!
A new calendar year is quickly approaching! Parish envelopes are available for pickup in the back of the Church starting this weekend. Please note that in contrast to previous years, the labels will be placed on the top of the envelope boxes. If you have used envelopes this year, please be sure to only pick up a box with your number and name on it.
Are you able to make contributions to the bulletin? Please contact our Social & Community Coordinator, Michael for more information.