Ordinary Time V

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for February 2019:

Human Trafficking

For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

A FEW WORDS By Lucinda M. Vardey (Parishioner, Contemplative Women of St. Anne) As in most of Jesus’ parables, it takes only a few words to make a number of points. The self-confident Pharisee, standing in formal piety, was separated in his thoughts and prayer from not only a merciful God but those different from […]

New Beginnings Ministry

New Beginnings is a ministry dedicated to assisting those who have suffered a loss through separation, divorce, or death of a loved one. This program provides counselling, opportunity for reflection and spiritual guidance as part of the healing journey through live-in retreat weekends, monthly renewal meetings and parish support groups. It is a ministry dedicated to helping people who have suffered the loss of a loved one (through death, separation, or divorce) make a NEW BEGINNING in life. Representatives from New Beginnings will speak this weekend following all the Masses about the work of the ministry in Toronto. The first session begins on Wednesday, February 27, at 7PM here at St. Basil’s.

S.C.S.M. Concert

  The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (S.C.S.M.) is hosting it’s annual conference at The University of St. Michael’s College from February 14-16. As part of the conference, there will be a concert at St. Basil’s on Friday, February 15, at 8:00PM featuring music by Charpentier, Couperin and De Grigny. Led by Parishioner and Faculty of Music student, Adrian Ross, the concert will be performed by an ensemble of voices and instruments, including Assistant Organist, Stefani Bedin, and several members of Saint Basil’s Schola Cantorum.

All are welcome – admission is free.

Readers Group

Over Lent, the St. Basil’s Readers Group will be reading Seven Last Words by James Martin, SJ. All are welcome to join for an opening talk on March 8th, at 6:00PM (following the Stations of the Cross) in Ardèche Hall. The book is a meditation on the seven last phrases Jesus spoke from the cross. The book shows how each phrase reveals how much Jesus participated in our human condition, and how each saying can help you feel close to Jesus. If you would like to join the Readers Group, or order a copy of the book, please contact Michael at michael.pirri@utoronto.ca or (416) 926-1300 x.3210.

Serra Club

The Serra Club of Downtown Toronto invites all parishioners to a luncheon talk on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 following the 12:10PM Mass. The guest speaker will be Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, recently-elected Superior General of the Basilian Fathers. Fr. Kevin graduated from Michael Power High School in Toronto ( 1982 ) and was ordained in 1992. He was president of St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas, before his election in July 2018. The lunch and talk will take place immediately after the 12:10 Mass, in Macrina Hall. Please RSVP to the Parish office (416) 926-7110 or office@stbasiltoronto.org for catering purposes. All are welcome!

The Serra Club is a Catholic lay organization for the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, and the affirmation of vocations and the spiritual development of its members.

Bundle-Up Sunday

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at St. Basil’s will collect gently used items for families in need, on the weekend of March 2 and 3. They accept clothes, footwear, blankets, sheets, towels and drapery, as well as new or nearly new toys, and small household goods. They don’t collect appliances, baby or other furniture, dishes, books or video/audio cassettes. The Society of St. Vincent dePaul donates the goods to families in need, exchange them for vouchers to help the needy, or sell them to support our charitable works. There will be a truck parked at the church all weekend, and volunteers will be there before and after the Saturday and Sunday Masses. Please be sure to tie up your donation bags to make handling easier, and to prevent spoilage. Thank you in advance for your kind support for those who need it most.

PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Lucy Rietveld Bowers, Mary O’Brien, Clare DeMello, Erika Farncomb, Roberto Martello, Filomena Larocca, Joseph Troncone, Rebecca Beaton, Gemma Ciavarella, Gordon Walsh, Rita Moran, Marie Ange, Paul O’Brien, Barbara Boyle, Carry Eillen, Maria Teresa Blackwell, Margaret Mary McKenzie, Donna Wood, Jose Gaitero, Ed Brash, Shane Carroll, Romulus DeMello, Neil McCormack, Alexander Wu, Desmond Brownlee, Emilia Perejmybida, Young-Mi Sim, Marywynne Parke, and Jasper David-Fuchs.

PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

Are you able to make contributions to the bulletin? Please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Michael for more information.