SACRAMENTS & LITURGIES
A Collaboration of Education and Beauty
At the heart of our faith is a belief in the incarnation. As Catholics, we believe the incarnation of Jesus is continued through the work of the Holy Spirit in our Sacramental Life. Here our senses are engaged, ready to receive the knowledge of God’s grace and goodness. We hear, smell, touch, see and taste the presence of God in our lives. This mindfulness is a discipline that takes regular practice. People come from across the city to receive the grace of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Marriage and other Sacraments.
St. Basil’s is where we practice this mindfulness together. We provide a capacity where the lay and ordained collaborate to capture the “work of the people,” that is liturgy, so that we may come together to learn, pray, and be nourished. We embody the collegiate environment, where we learn from, and lead one another. We place an importance on the physical beauty as it reflects the beauty within each of us.
SOCIAL & COMMUNITY
Come as you are; Change who you will become
In a congested city such as Toronto, urban life can leave us feeling connected but alone. At the same pace as our society grows more hungry for genuine intimacy, it grows more fearful of it. We need other people to affirm us, inspire us, challenge us, engage us in conversations, share values, and ask questions in a safe place. We long for a community which provides us with the courage to be vulnerable in sharing the joy of the Divine, as well as our struggle with worthiness.
St Basil’s is such a community where people feel at home, rather than judged. It is a place where we can come as we are, with only one requirement: that you must be willing to change who you will become.