There are many in our community who are not able to come to the church, so we go to visit them. Some of these are sick and others are elderly, or perhaps they have difficulty walking outside during the harsh winter months.
There are no formal gatherings, but ministers go out as they are needed. Many ministers are sent at the end of Mass on Sunday to visit once a week, those who have requested a visit. Other ministers are also family or friends of those receiving a visit. In the end, it is up to the minister and recipient to arrange a schedule or a one-time visit.
Those who would like a visit by a minister need to live within the St. Basil’s Parish boundaries. All visitors need to be trained, and must also serve as a Eucharistic Minister and complete the necessary background checks.
If you would like to receive a visitor or sign up to be a visitor, you can contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-926-7110.