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Happy Labour Day weekend! A quick reminder that St. Basil’s is closed tomorrow, Monday September 6, for private prayer.

Only one Mass will be celebrated, at 9:00am.

Upcoming Road Closure

Morning of September 12

Please note the Constantine Yorkville Run will be taking place next 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.

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.


  • 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:

Form more information please contact:

Bible Study — Gospel of Matthew

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.

Collection for the Holy Land

September 11-12

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 next 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).

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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