August 18 & 25 – Ordinary Time XX & XXI

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for August 2019:

Families, Schools of Human Growth

That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

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Solemnity of Christ the King

KINGSHIP OF MERCY by John Dalla Costa Many of us bemoan the state of leadership. Financial crisis, political gridlock, and scandals in senates, and at city halls, have generated tsunamis of cynicism. With political divisions festering, we find ourselves more divided at the very moment when shared purpose and resolve are desperately needed. Israel at […]

USMC Student Welcome Mass

Preparations are well underway for the beginning of the Fall 2019 term. Orientation begins with move-in on August 30th. Incoming First-year students will be attending the 4:30PM Mass on Sunday, September 1st as part of their orientation week. Please offer then a warm St. Basil’s welcome!

John Ford First Sunday Food Drive

Please note that the John Ford First Sunday Food Drive will take place on the weekend of September 7/8. A list of items needed for the Outreach Ministries will be included in the August 31/September 1 bulletin. Thank you for your continued support of the Outreach Ministries here at St. Basil’s

Clover Hill Park

Work has now begun on Clover Hill Park (on the northwest corner of Saint Joseph St. and Bay St.) and will progress through the spring and summer with expected completion before the end of 2019. The work will connect the park with the walkway which runs perpendicular to Bay Street to the northeast of the church. Added features include new benches, a water fountain, and the planting of additional greenery along the driveway and in the park. For more information regarding the work in Clover Hill Park, please contact Michael at (416) 926-1300 x. 3210 or michael.pirri@utoronto.ca

Volunteering Opportunities

As fall approaches, we are looking to expand our volunteer base. Volunteers are needed for the Parish Coffee Hour, which meets before and after the 10:30AM Mass on Sundays; Liturgical Ministers for the Saturday 5:00PM as well as 4:30PM Masses; The St. Basil’s Singers, a women’s group which sings at the Sunday 4:30PM Mass is also welcome new members. If you’re interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please reach out to Michael at (416) 926-1300 x.3210 or michael.pirri@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

PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Clare DeMello, Roberto Martello, Filomena Larocca, Rebecca Beaton, Gemma Ciavarella, Gordon Walsh, Mary O’Brien, Erika Farncomb, Michael West, Rita Moran, Paul O’Brien, Barbara Boyle, Maria Teresa Blackwell, Margaret Mary McKenzie, Jose Gaitero, Romulus DeMello, Margaret-Mary McKenzie, Neil McCormack, Alexander Wu, Desmond Brownlee, Emilia Perejmybida, Hilary McCormack, and Jasper David-Fuchs.

PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

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