Parish News​

St. Joseph’s Basilica Annual Appeal

Thank you to all the parishioners who have so generously donated towards our Parish Appeal.  Our goal is to eradicate our deficit of $188,978.66 (as of September 30th). To date we have received $37,970.00, which is 20% of our goal.

E-transfer donations can be made to sjb.etransfer@caedm.ca; online donations can be made at our website at www.stjosephbasilica.com. Please indicate in the comments section that your donation is in response to the annual appeal.  To make a donation by credit card, please contact the office at
(780) 488-7295.  Cash and cheques are always accepted, and there are appeal envelopes available in the church.  For additional information, please refer to the bulletin.


The 2023 calendar of events is now available here, and paper copies will be available at the church entrance.

Other Advent Events:
Novena Mass for Christmas (Simbang Gabi) - December 15-23, 2023 at the 5:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday's) and 5:30 pm (Monday-Friday) masses for the 9 days.
Advent Reconciliation Service will be on December 16, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.



Our weekday security officer, Tony Carlin, was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation and a Security Services Award by Luis Guzman, Operations Manager, Canada Security Services.  This award is to recognize Tony’s ongoing and continuing contributions to the success of GardaWorld here at the Basilica.  Tony has been posted here for five years and it is a privilege and pleasure to have him as part of the Basilica team.  Congratulations Tony!


St. John of God Books and Church Supplies will have a market display on December 10 after the 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 12:30 pm masses.  They will be bringing an assortment of Catholic items which would make wonderful Christmas gifts. A portion of sales will be donated back to your parish.


St. Benedict’s Schola will be joining us on December 10 at the 5:00 pm mass.

Join us for our Christmas Carol Service “Nowell, Sing We” on Wednesday, December 20, at 7:00 pm.

Our wonderful Schola Cantorum has two recordings of beautiful music for the seasons of Advent & Christmas: “Into Light” (2022) and “Alpha & Omega” (2020). Please visit basilicastore.ca to purchase your copy. All recordings now on SALE: CDs are $10; download is $8.  Copies will be available to purchase at the Christmas Carol Service on December 20th, 7pm. CDs are also available for purchase from the Basilica office.

Coffee and Social

St. Joseph’s Basilica Parish Pastoral Council is pleased to present ‘Coffee Sundays’ each Sunday following the 10:30am Mass.  This is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with new friends and old. 
All are most welcome to come, so please join us in O’Leary Hall after Mass.