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Catechesis: Now Accepting Registrations

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a catechetical program that encourages children to develop their innate potential for a faith-filled relationship with God. In the Atrium (the room specifically designed and dedicated to the child’s faith formation), the children encounter Jesus, the Good Shepherd who loves them, cares for them, and knows them by name. Catechesis includes Scripture, Mass gestures, prayers, artwork, and music.

St. Basil’s is excited to open the doors of its Atrium to children ages 3-6, starting Sunday September 12.

Information about this unique catechetical approach can be found on our website.

The 2022-22 schedule can be accessed here.

To enroll, please complete the registration form.

First Reconciliation and First Communion: Now Accepting Registrations

Children who are in Grade 2 + are invited to prepare to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. The program follows a family-based sacramental preparation model, which means that children and parent(s) attend the sessions together. Although the main goal of the program remains to prepare children for the sacraments, it does so within the scope of supporting the domestic church.

Program details, including cost and schedule can be found on our website

To enroll please complete the registration form.

Prayer Opportunity… at a discount!

HALLOW is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that helps users build and deepen a personal relationship with God through contemplative prayer. Easy-to-use, audio-guided sessions include Lectio Divina on the Daily Gospel, Rosary, Examen, Night Prayer, Calm & Humility “Praylists” and much more…

The app helps make prayer a daily habit, allowing you to set prayer goals or support your faith life with rich resources. The app features numerous faith leaders including Dr. Scott Hahn, Katie Prejean McGrady (Catholic author and radio host), Fr. Mike Schmitz (host of Bible in a Year), Sunday Sermons by Bishop Robert Barron and gospel readings by Jonathan Roumie (actor who plays Jesus in The Chosen).

In addition to cultivating personal prayer, St. Basil’s is looking forward to making use of the in-app community groups for faith sharing and prayer intentions.

Ordinarily the app is 74$ CAD. However, St. Basil’s has access to a 50% group discount.

Deadline to take advantage of this limited opportunity is Tuesday August 31.


  1. Complete the Registration Form:

  2. Submit your payment (cash or cheque) in the amount of 37$ to our Lay Pastoral Associate, Virginia-Ann Mervar.

For more information please contact Virginia-Ann:

Bible Study — Save the Date!

By popular demand we will be offering a 4-part series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Meetings (via Zoom) will take place from 7:15-9:00pm on September 7 and 28, October 18 and November 9. Program details will be emailed upon registration.

To register CLICK here.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Sunday, October 24, 2021 (online)

Rediscover the possibilities of a marriage! Restore your loving communication with your spouse and rekindle the romance in your marriage. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience is a special weekend for you to spend together as a couple and share your feelings, hopes and dreams. It is a skill-building enrichment program where together, you, as husband and wife, learn how to be the best couple you can be. No group discussion. Based on Catholic values but open to couples of all faiths. Available in English or Spanish. For more information, visit

Archdiocesan Healing and Reconciliation Fund

For more information and additional resources visit Thank you for your support.

You may view a list of the Mass intentions celebrated this week here.

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