At St. Basil's Parish, we take the current crises of the Covid-19 virus and its variants very seriously. After consultation and serious reflection we have decided to postpone all Masses, daily and weekend, until it is safer for to gather together in-person. Zoom events and meetings will continue as planned. Be sure to check the St Basil's website or Facebook page often. Click the title for full details.
Click the title to see a summary of work that was undertaken over this unusual year. In March 2020, St. Basil’s Parish was planning to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Among other events, a gala dinner was planned and a series of lectures with well-known Catholic and other spiritual leaders … and then the pandemic shut everything down. It could have meant that our parish would simply go into a hiatus until this was over. Instead, we can look back on this past year with wonder and pride that we have pulled together, adapted to the new normal and continued to be a vibrant and supportive spiritual community, (not to mention with lots of help from Zoom)!
Our next event will be with Dr. Mary Jo Leddy, one of Canada's foremost and original spiritual explorers and human rights advocates, on Sunday, March 28 at 2:30 on ZOOM. Click the title for more details including Zoom link.
Click the title for the details and Zoom information - Sundays during Lent The reflections are presented by: * Kathy Czerny on Sunday, Feb. 28; * Tom Charlebois on March 7; *John Power on March 14 and Elizabeth Elliot on March 21.
Every week on Friday - Click the title for Zoom details Feb 19, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 26, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 5, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 12, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Mar 26, 2021 07:00 PM Apr 2, 2021 07:00 PM
Join us Sunday February 21 at 2:30 PM. Conversations for Our Times – St. Basil’s Zoom Gatherings – “Racism, White Privilege and Invention of Race” with Rev. Dr. Anthony Bailey Pastor Parkdale United Church in Ottawa. Zoom information is now available - please click the title for details.
We will be hosting a Zoom presentation and discussion with Howard J. Ross, a lifelong social justice advocate and author, considered one of the world’s experts on racism and cultural bias. Sunday, 2:30 p.m., January 24. Click title for more details including Zoom link.
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announces the special website dedicated to Pope Francis' Encyclical "Fratelli tutti". It can be consulted by entering the homepage of the Dicastery: www.humandevelopment.va and also has direct access from the URL www.fratellitutti.va. Click title for more.
Pope Francis has said: “God our Father gave us the task of protecting the earth, not for money …... We have this task. Nevertheless, men and women are sacrificed to the idols of profit and consumption: (Click title for more)
We need to raise $250,000 to complete the Accessibility and Hospitality Campaign. This includes the massive and necessary repair of the rectory roof – estimated at $150,000; nearly $70,000 in archdiocesan taxes (13% tax on all taxable revenue coming into the parish); and other necessary projects which we have been deferring. Please click the title for more.