Second Sunday of Lent
Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for March 2019:
Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities
That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
Aid to Women: Bottle Campaign
Aid to Women is a Christian charity offering practical help to pregnant women in crisis, enabling them to choose life for their unborn children. In addition to providing counseling, they provide material, emotional, spiritual and financial support for these mothers in need. Representatives from Aid to Women will be at the back of the church after each mass the weekend of MARCH 16/17, handing out their baby bottles that contain more information about the campaign. You are asked to return the bottles to the parish with your donation on the weekend of April 13th and 14th. 100% of the donations received go directly to Aid to Women’s life affirming work.
All are welcome to join on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:00PM for a potluck supper and discussion. Over Lent, the St. Basil’s Readers Group is reading Seven Last Words by James Martin, SJ. 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. Please contact Michael to RSVP and confirm your contribution to the Potluck Supper.
If you would like to join the Readers Group, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 926-1300 x.3210
Letter from Cardinal Collins
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins has prepared a Pastoral Letter for Lent 2019, offering tangible reflections on how we can use this most holy time of year as a period of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Cardinal Collins also invites us become more engaged in the efforts of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Copies of the letter are available in the Parish Office and at the back of the church, or by visiting www.archtoronto.org
USMC Lenten Retreat
Please join the University of St. Michael’s College Community for their Twilight Retreat led by Sr. Linda Gregg, CSJ, as they explore the theme The Good News of Creation: Finding our Common Home. March 26 & 27. The evening will begin with supper and fellowship in Charbonnel Lounge at USMC, attendees will then cross the street to Loretto College for the retreat, quiet reflection and Eucharist in Loretto’s lovely chapel. $30 for dinner, free for USMC students. For Information and registration contact USMC Alumni Affairs at (416) 926-2331, email: email@example.com
Are you able to make contributions to the bulletin? Please contact our Director of Community Engagement, Michael for more information.