St. Basil's History
Click on the photos above to view a gallery of some historical photos of our church. For more information on our church and its history, please click on the About Us link above.
Lent at St. Basil's
Stations of the Cross
Every Wednesday (from March 12th) after the 12:10 p.m. mass and Friday (from March 7th) after the 5:10 p.m. mass
Each week will feature a different meditation from our Tradition. Soup will be served in the Parish Hall after the 5:10 p.m. stations.
Every Thursday (from March 6th) after the 12:10 p.m. mass until 3:00 p.m.
"The Gift of Years" Book Discussion
Tuesdays, March 11 - April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon in Room 006
To benefit from the discussion, advance reading is recommended. Copies of “The Gift of Years” by Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B., are available for sale at the Parish Office for the price of $12.
"Inside the Confessional" Young Adult Retreat - Friday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m
Young adults (18-39) are invited to a Lenten retreat with Dan Moynihan. An invitation to embrace the Lenten call of conversion and to rediscover the reconciling love and healing of God’s grace.
This event is being hosted by: St. Basil’s Parish, SMC Alive (St. Michael’s Cathedral), ignite (St. Patrick’s Young Adult ministry) and St. Peter’s Church.
WHERE: St. Basil’s Parish Hall
COST: $5.00 (Payable the evening of the event.)
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday March 17.
About our Speaker: Dan Moynihan is a Youth Ministry Specialist for the Diocese of London and an acclaimed speaker especially in the area of nurturing meaningful relationship with Jesus and His Church.
Musicians in Ordinary Orchestra - Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael's Schola Cantorum, directed by Michael O'Connor with music including: Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Biber's Litany of Loreto and Confiteor tibi. Donations welcome.
Day of Reconciliation - Wednesday, April 9
Priests will be available for the sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., excuding mass times. This Day of Reconciliation is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto at all parishes.
Organ Concert - Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Performed by John Paul Farahat, Principal Organist at St. Basil's
Music to include: J.S. Bach's "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, Grigny's Maris Stella, and Escaich's Trois Poemes.
Donations welcome - all proceeds will go to St. Basil's music program.
Sunday Scripture Sharing Group
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Parish Meeting Room (006)
Upcoming meeting dates:March 9: Sunday Homily - First Sunday of Lent Reflections
March 15: Sunday Homily - Second Sunday of Lent Reflections
Meetings consist of discussion, reflections on Sunday Scripture readings, an hour’s lesson on selected topics from Word Among Us, EWTN and/or Salt and Light.
St. Basil's Young Adults Events
The Moveable Feast
Our weekly post-mass, young-adult gathering. Every Sunday at 5:30 pm, following the 4:30 pm Mass, we will meet in the vestibule of the church and walk to a nearby restaurant. The location for March will be "The Artful Dodger" (10 Isabella St.). We will change the location each month to keep things exciting. Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring friends!
Threads of Prayer
A ministry that weaves the craft of knitting, the spirit of prayer, and the power of gift-giving. We will be knitting hats, scarves and other belongings for the sick and homebound. Join our knitting lessons and prayer sessions on Tuesdays at 4:45-5:45pm in the Sacristy Space. BYON - bring your own needles!
Parking at St. Basil's
On Saturdays, parking is permitted for 2 hours at any time only on the NORTH side of St. Joseph St.
On Sundays, parking is permitted for 2 hours at any time on both the north and south sides of St. Joseph St. Parking is also permitted on Bay St. and is free up until 1:00 p.m.
Parking is not permitted at any other times and cars that are parked inappropriately may be ticketed.
There is a pay-parking lot behind Alumni Hall at the west end of St. Joseph Street just before Queen's Park Crescent. Metered street parking is also available on St. Mary Street, immediately to the north of the church.
St. Basil's is readily accessible by TTC: the closest subway stations are Museum, on the University-Spadina line, Wellesley, on the Yonge line, and Bay St., on the Bloor line. The Bay St. bus (route #6) also stops at the corner of Bay St. and St. Joseph St.