Morning Mass (also Children's Liturgy every week September - June)
Weekday Schedule and Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sacrament of Reconciliation
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Please see the current bulletin or the Events Calendar on this site for any notes relating to changes for Weekday Mass (Mass cancelations will be scheduled into the calendar)
We Serve the Following Schools
St. Daniel's Elementary School (613-225-4603)
Notre Dame High School (613-722-6565)
Important Notes are Listed Here
IMPORTANT: Last updated March 28, 2015 - click refresh in your browser to make sure you have the latest messages
TRIDUUM REMINDERS. Everyone is invited to participate: the Triduum services will be held at :
7:30 p.m. on Holy Thursday,
3:00 p.m. on Good Friday (Passion of the Lord) and
8:00 p.m. for the Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday Mass times are their normal times. Please bring food donations for the food bank on Holy Thursday. There will be baskets in the narthex for these donations. All are invited to participate in the foot washing ritual on Holy
Thursday evening; please come prepared to have your feet washed. Please bring a bell to ring during the Gloria on Holy Thursday and at the Easter Vigil.
Please join our community as we pray the Church’s Morning Prayer on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 9:00 a.m. All are invited to continue the Easter celebration at a reception in the parish hall at the end of the vigil.
St Basil’s Refugee Committee invites you to a Mediterranean Evening at 6:00 pm, Sat. April 11th..
Tickets will be on sale after all masses on March 28 & 29. Cost is $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children under 12 and $50.00 for a family. Tickets will also be available at the church office. Cash bar of wine & beer. This is a chance to learn more about Syria and what life is like there. The relatives of our newest sponsored refugee family are joining us to celebrate.
St. Basil’s is sponsoring a Syrian family. The costs for one year’s sponsorship is estimated at approximately $25,000. The fundraising drive will begin on January 31st and February 1st and February 7th & 8th for St. Basil’s support of this refugee family.
Walking With Purpose ® is pleased to announce the start of our new course for women, Keeping In Balance ®. We will run a six−part video series and group discussion on how our faith will help empower us to meet the many demanding challenges of our life with the Grace offered through Divine wisdom.
Our meetings will be on Sunday’s from 3−4:45pm (please note that December’s time is 2−3:45p for Dec 7th instead of the usual 3 pm):
April 12th − 3:00 to 4:45 PM Getting a Grip through Engaging Culture
St. Basil’s Participates in Pope Francis’s Family Synod − Pope Francis has asked for views from all parts of the Church on the
vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world. This is to help the Vatican prepare for the upcoming Synod on the Family in October. The Vatican created a
long questionnaire to this end, and the Diocese chose a set of ten questions for St. Basil’s to answer. Discussions took place after all Masses on February 21 and 22; a total of 33 parishioners
took part. Our report has gone in to the Diocese, to be amalgamated into a Diocese report and then a Canada report.
The St. Basil’s report is available by clicking here for the report. For reference the questions discussed are here and the Vatican’s report from the initial synod is here.
CONFIRMATION Confirmation Preparations have begun. Grade 6 students will meet every Saturday for 45 minutes until all requirements have been covered.
Call the Parish Office at 613-729-5149 ext. 200 to register.
FIRST COMMUNION Four preparation sessions for parents and children on the following Sundays: Feb. 8th, Feb. 22nd, Mar. 8th, and Mar. 22nd.
Children are to attend the Children's Liturgies at the 9:00 am Mass on these dates and parents and children will participate in a half hour preparation session after these Masses from 10:00-10:30 am in the church basement. First Reconciliation will take place at the church the evening of Thursday, March 12th and First Communion will be celebrated at the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, May 3rd with a short reception for all families following the Mass.
The church is wheel-chair accessible. There is local radio transmission of the services - tune your walkman to FM 92.1.
Fr Dan Hawkins, Pastor
Doreen Cripps, Admin. Assistant
Joe Basile, Custodian
Rev. Norm Bonneau, Weekend Assistant
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm
940 Rex Ave, Ottawa, ON, K2A 2P7
(GPS Address: 899 Maitland Ave.)
Please see Contact Us for our contact information.
We are part of the Ottawa Archdiocese family of parishes.
Collage for this past year from the Diocese
Videos presented at the Annual Archbishop’s Charity Dinner are available at the Archdiocese of Ottawa website. They features two videos about the charities supported including Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI) and a collage video for 2014. Click here to see the videos page. The collage is also available below.
Mission: We, of St. Basil's Parish, strive to be a welcoming community of Christian believers - Empowered by the Spirit - Challenged and nourished by the Word of God - Discerning together the way of Jesus - Supporting and nurturing one another in love - Compassionately committed to the poor and oppressed - Harnessing the wealth of our gifts - In joyful celebration - Rich in a heritage built by laity and Basilians, - We journey in hope.