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News & Events
Part-Time Position Open for Parish Secretary:
The part-time position for St. Basil Secretary is now open for application. Call the office for an application packet or go to the parish website (stbasiljudice.org) and under the Quick Links section to the right on the homepage, click on Application Packet to download the information. Deadline is Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
May 28 Update:
Dear St. Basil Church Community,
Hope everyone continues to enjoy Phase 1 activity and that we use the directives given to us to keep everyone virus free. Mass on Sunday mornings at Judice Park are going very well. Lots of parking available and shade is available under the covered areas. So thus far, the mornings have actually been pleasant. Weather permitting, this Sunday we’ll meet there again, and looks like the weather will be good. I will send out an email blast again this Sunday between 6:30 and 7:00 to alert everyone that the forecast will allow us to have Mass at 8:00AM & 10:00AM.
50th Anniversary Celebration Postponed: The 50th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 18, 2020 will be postponed due to limited occupancy restrictions and also parking lot construction. The Parish Pastoral Council will determine a later date when anyone in the parish can come to the celebration both in the Church and in the Hall. A committee has put together a wonderful pictorial display of the past 50 years and their hard work needs to be seen by more than a few people. As the Bishop was going to be here as well, we’ll make sure that his calendar is open for a new date.
Refurbishing of Mary and Joseph Statues: The statues of Mary and Joseph on either side of the tabernacle are currently being refurbished. This was also being done for the 50th Anniversary. It can’t be noticed from a distance, but looking at them more closely the paint is badly cracking and flacking off. Mary’s crown was very dull looking and will be gold-leafed to make it shine. They left the Church probably a few weeks after Masses were canceled for the work to begin. An artist with Louisiana Church Interiors is doing the work.
Parish Secretary Part Time Position: Now that the stay-at-home guidelines have been lifted the position for St. Basil’s parish secretary is opened with a deadline of June 17, 2020 to apply. Some applications have come in. Anyone wishing to apply needs to go to the St. Basil website (stbasiljudice.org) and in the Quick Links column to the right of the home page there is a link “Application Packet” which gives information about the position and the application form.
Parking Lot Construction: A lot of dirt has been moving and that part of the project is about to come to an end. With the good weather happening this week, surprisingly, work has been able to happen. They are about to finish grading it out, and the storm drains will begin to be installed Monday if all goes according to plan. A hard surface may not be in place for parking until end of June or beginning of July. Once that is done, the Church can be used again and the remaining elements of the parking lot can continue to be constructed. Thanks for your patience but I think you will be very pleased with the finished product. It will be a beautiful parking lot as parking lots go.
On Line Giving: Thanks to all who have kept up with their offerings during this time, especially through the envelop system. Quite a number of people are either mailing in their envelops or their checks. On line giving is a safe and easy way to support St. Basil Church. Even if you are using envelops and want to switch to on line giving, that can be done. You can then stop using the envelops. Go to St. Basil’s website (stbasiljudice.org) and under the Quick Links column to the right of the home page, go down to On Line giving and it takes you through the steps. I am now giving on line and a number of other people in the parish have also signed up. A report is given each week on what was given on line, who gave and the amount they gave. So an end-of-the-year report can be given.
Hope to see many of you this Sunday morning at Mass in the Park: 500 Golden Grain Rd.
May 15 Update:
Dear St. Basil Church Community,
As Churches are able to reopen this weekend with 25% occupancy, I want to restate where St. Basil is in the mix. Due to the new parking lot being under construction, St. Basil Church is not accessible for use. Fortunately, Judice Park is available for St. Basil’s use, as was done with outdoor Masses last weekend, and as we will continue to do (weather permitting) until the Church becomes accessible. The advantage of outdoor Masses is there are no occupancy restrictions. So as many who want to come can come. The disadvantage of outdoor Masses is that they are weather driven. As good as last weekend was, this Sunday looks as bad. So more than likely, St. Basil will not be able to do Masses at the park this weekend. I will send out an email Sunday morning at 7:00AM to either indicate that the forecast looks favorable and there will be Mass, or let you know not to come.
Again, if we have Mass at the Park:
Once St. Basil Church is accessible, I will let you know at that time how Mass will work. The Hall will be able to be used well for additional seating. The 4:00PM Saturday Mass will resume.
So let’s all continue to stay safe and healthy and that the precautions taken during Phase 1 in reopening will prove effective and enable us to move to Phase 2 when the time comes.
Fr. Steve is trying to set up an email database of all St. Basil Parishioners to facilitate communication. This database will not be shared and will be used sparingly to share important information and updates. So please, along with your name, send your email information to firstname.lastname@example.org
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