Ordinary Time II

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for January 2019:

Young People and the Example of Mary

That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

BECOMING GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR GIFTS By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB One of the questions I frequently ask myself is, “I am being a good steward of that which I have been given?”  Lately, this question has also framed many of my discussions with various ministry and administrative leaders at St. Basil’s and St. Michael’s. […]

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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

“Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue”

–Deuteronomy 16.20

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship. All are invited to join together for an ecumenical prayer service led by Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox bishops along with Leaders from Christian Church in the GTA. The prayer service is on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:30PM at St. James Anglican Cathedral (at King and Church Streets). Refreshments to follow. For more information, please contact The Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs Office at ecumenical@archtoronto.org

Estate Planning Session

Our parish, together with the Development Office of the Archdiocese of Toronto, will be hosting a Catholic Estate Planning Seminar on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in Ardèche Hall. An estate planning kit will be provided at no cost. Light snacks will be served. Come and learn about the importance of a Will, Powers of Attorney & Estate Planning. The Archdiocese of Toronto estate planning team will share:

  • How to protect your loved ones with a proper Will.
  • How to ensure your wishes are legally protected.
  • About Powers of Attorney.
  • Estate Trustee selection.
  • Finding lawyers and estate planning advisors.
  • Our Catholic traditions around wills, cremation, burial and funerals.

Good estate planning ensures that your family is cared for should something happen to you, and that your assets will go where you want it to. Please consider attending this seminar. Contact Michael for more information (416) 926-7110 or michael.pirri@utoronto.ca

World Youth Day 2019

World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. The next World Youth Day will be held in Panama City, Panamá from January 22nd to 27th, 2019.

Merciful Father, Grant us the grace of being a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to communicate the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build up the kind of society we long for, one where there is fairness and fellowship. We pray for the Pope and the bishops; for young people; for all those who will take part in World Youth Day in Panama and for those who are preparing to welcome them. Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live with generosity like yours: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1.38). Amen.

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, Romulus DeMello, Neil McCormack, Alexander Wu, Desmond Brownlee, Emilia Perejmybida, Young-Mi Sim, Gne Parke, and Jasper David-Fuchs.

PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

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