April 14, 2019 Palm Sunday

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for April 2019:

Doctors and their Collaborators in War Zones

For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

WE ARE OUR OWN DEEPEST MYSTERY By Fr. Chris Valka, CSB We are challenged this week by the notion of discipleship. At first glance it appears that discipleship requires us to turn against our family and even ourselves, but such an interpretation is not consistent with Jesus’ message of love for God and neighbor. Rather […]


Living the Gospel by supporting vocations

Martin Dicuangco had a life-changing encounter when he visited Serra House, a residence run by St. Augustine’s Seminary for those discerning a priestly vocation. He is now a third-year theology student at St. Augustine’s. “I thank ShareLife for supporting St. Augustine’s Seminary,” says Martin, “where young men like myself, after experiencing the love of Christ, are joyfully preparing for ordination to the priesthood.”

May 5 is ShareLife Sunday. Please give generously.

A Message from Fr. Morgan

As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week this week, please join me in expressing profound thanks to all the St. Basil’s volunteers, who share so generously their gifts of time and talent to strengthen this faith community and help bring the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to others.

—Fr. Morgan

Aid to Women: Bottle Campaign Ends This Weekend

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. “Baby Bottles for Life” will be collected after all Masses on April 13/14.


Join our parish community during Holy Week for Tenebrae on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00pm. Latin for shadows or darkness, Tenebræ is the ancient service that was originally celebrated in the early morning hours of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The evening will feature a condensed version of the three day service, with prayers, readings, and choral music responses, to usher the beginning of the Triduum. For more information, contact JP Farahat johnpaul.farahat@utoronto.ca

Save the Date

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the installation of Saint Basil’s 1919 Casavant Frères organ. In celebration of this occasion, Saint Basil’s is thrilled to be able to welcome OLIVIER LATRY, Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory, for a solo organ concert at Saint Basil’s on the evening of Friday, November 22, 2019. The evening concert will be free, though a reservation will be required through Eventbrite. Reservation details will be made available in the coming months. Stay tuned for more details as they become available! Please contact John Paul Farahat, the Director of Music and Principal Organist, for more information at johnpaul.farahat@utoronto.ca

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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, Paul O’Brien, Barbara Boyle, Maria Teresa Blackwell, Margaret Mary McKenzie, Jose Gaitero, Shane Carroll, Romulus DeMello, Neil McCormack, Alexander Wu, Desmond Brownlee, Emilia Perejmybida, Helen Tilston, Marywynne Parke, and Jasper David-Fuchs.


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