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Altar Server

The Altar Servers assist the members of the liturgical assembly by presenting or arranging vessels and other items used in the celebrations and their reverent and efficient service enables other ministers to attend to their own roles while the liturgical actions unfold with calm, order and appropriate decorum. As members of the assembly who are often visible to all, the Altar Servers also model good liturgical participation.

Altar Servers usually commit to assisting with one of the regular Sunday masses, including the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday.

Altar Servers must be fully initiated Roman Catholics. If you would like to serve as an Altar Server contact the Parish Office by email or by calling 416-926-7110.

Choirs

The role of the choir is to support the singing of the assembly, as well as to enhance the assembly’s prayer with other chants and musical settings fitting for liturgy.

The St. Basil’s choirs sing for the 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday Eucharists (September-June) and for major feasts of the Church year. Their repertoire encompasses a broad spectrum of musical periods and styles, including Gregorian chant, Renaissance polyphony, and traditional and contemporary hymnody.

For more information on the choir and music at St. Basil’s, please click here.

Eucharistic Minister

The Extraordinary Ministers of Communion serve the Eucharistic life of the community. They are acknowledged by the bishop at the request of the Pastor to assist the celebrant and other Ordinary Ministers during the liturgy in sharing the Eucharistic body and blood of Christ.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion assist with serving the eucharistic at all of our masses. Ministers for our Sunday masses, including the 5:00 p.m. Vigil mass on Saturday, serve according to a schedule. Typically ministers serve two to three times in every two month period.

All Extraordinary Ministers of Communion must be fully initiated Roman Catholics. Previous experience is not necessary and training is provided.

If you would like to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, please contact the Parish Office by email or by calling 416-926-7110.

Hospitality Ministers

Minsters of Hospitality are also called Ushers and Greeters. They welcome people to our Church at all of the Sunday masses, at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil mass on Saturday, at services/masses of the Easter Triduum and at Christmas. They also assist with various functions during the mass to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Ushers usually commit to helping at one mass on a regular basis; previous experience is not necessary and training is provided.

If you would like to serve as an Usher please contact the Parish Office by email or by calling 416-926-7110.

Lector

The Lector serves the liturgical assembly by proclaiming Sacred Scripture during the Liturgy of the Word.

Lectors participate at all of our masses. Lectors for our Sunday masses, including the 5:00 p.m. Vigil mass on Saturday, serve according to a schedule. Typically ministers serve two to three times in every two month period.

Lectors should have strong, clear voices and the ability to read aloud, confidently, with the aid of a microphone, in a large worship space. Previous experience is not necessary and training is provided. Lectors must be baptized Christians.

If you would like to serve as a Lector please contact the Parish Office by email or by calling 416-926-7110.