St. Basil’s parish council encouraged entire families to attend a special family celebration with the goal of extending hospitality and becoming a more welcoming and Vibrant Parish in keeping with Bishop David Motiuk’s 25 year pastoral plan.

On Sunday September 15, 2013  a bilingual Divine Liturgy was celebrated with special prayers and blessing for students of all ages and their teachers. Our pastor, Rev. Fr. Joseph Pidskalny OSBM greeted everyone with a heartwarming welcoming homily.

A delicious brunch followed at the Cultural Centre, where all guests of all ages from grandparents to great grandchildren made “new” or “renewed” acquaintances and introduced themselves to folks they had not met before.

Attendance was above expectations, inspiring us to plan other welcoming and hospitality events in the near future.

Orest Eveneshen, Member

Eparchial Pastoral Council