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Reminder: Road Closure Today
Morning of September 12
Please note the Constantine Yorkville Run will be taking place today, Sunday, September 12th, beginning at 9:00am. As a result, there will be multiple road closures in effect in the morning, including Bay Street, University Ave, Queen’s Park Circle, and Avenue road.
You can view a map of the race, and closures here.
Ministry of Hospitality
This weekend, parish staff had the pleasure of meeting with about 20 Ministers of Hospitality; it was an opportunity for us to offer our sincerest thanks for their hard work and dedication over the course of the last year and half with the pandemic. Often times these individuals were here every day, after multiple Masses, making sure that all COVID protocols, including cleaning, were followed. We also started to plan what a return to ministerial life post-covid might look like. We are looking to add to our roster of Ministers of Hospitality at all Masses. Our hope is to have about 15 available per Mass, scheduled based on availability. If you’re interested in joining us during this exciting time, please contact email@example.com
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collection gently used item on October 16/17. They accept clothes, footwear, blankets, sheets, towels and drapery, as well as new or nearly new toys, and small household goods.
There will be a truck parked at the church all weekend, and volunteers will be there before and after the Saturday and Sunday Masses.
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.
Alpha is a 6-session course where we can gather to talk about the essentials of the Christian faith. The course is designed for those that are new to Christianity or those who want to rediscover their relationship with Jesus.
FORMAT: Participants are emailed an Alpha video link to watch before each session. Sessions take place via Zoom and include a time for hospitality (make sure to have your cup of coffee/tea on hand!), and an opportunity for people to respond to the video, hear from others and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
SCHEDULE and TOPICS:
Thursday September 16: Who is Jesus and why did Jesus die?
Thursday September 23: How can I have faith? Why and how do I pray
Thursday September 30: Why and how should I read the Bible?
Thursday October 7: How does God guide us?
Thursday October 14: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit Do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Thursday October 21: What about the Church?
To register click here: https://forms.gle/CJ7dArxdJbsyA5wF8
Form more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection for the Holy Land
As some of you may recall, every year a special collection is made on Good Friday to support the work in the Holy Lands. Because of the pandemic, a number of parishes were not able to make have this collection take place. There will a special collection takes place this weekend (Sep 11-12) for the Holy Land. Please use the envelopes from Good Friday marked for this collection.
Contemplative Women of St. Anne (CWSA)
The Contemplative Women of Saint Anne (CWSA) is a community of Catholic women at Saint Basil’s Parish who seek to deepen their faith through contemplative prayer, the study of women saints and mystics and the practice of creative arts.
The CWSA invites Catholic women who are interested in learning more about CWSA to contact Ann Marie Tedesco via Michael Pirri (you may simply reply to this email).
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 www.wwme.org or contact the coordinators Gerard and Marge at (905) 792-1925
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