Mission Statement

"St. Basil the Great Catholic Church's mission is the salvation of souls for Jesus Christ in and through His Bride the Holy Roman Catholic Church."

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

           I want to welcome any visitors to St. Basil the Great Catholic Church.  We have a simple, straightforward mission statement here: our mission is “the salvation of souls for Jesus Christ in and through His Bride the Holy Roman Catholic Church.”  That means our own souls and the souls of those who do not know Him and whom He leads us to.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit flowing from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and being filled with grace especially through the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Confession, we participate in bringing Jesus’ message of repentance, love, and salvation to a world that never knew Him or has abandoned Him.  We are called to grow closer to Jesus Christ in holiness as we strive with His grace to follow the Good Shepherd wherever He leads us!  May the prayers of St. Basil the Great aid you in this joyful task and may the Father bestow His protection upon you.

 

In Christ through Mary,

 

Fr. Eric Fedewa

 

Pastor


St. Basil the Great was born at Caesarea of Cappadocia in 330. He was one of ten children of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia. Several of his brothers and sisters are honored among the saints. He attended school in Caesarea, as well as Constantinople and Athens, where he became acquainted with St. Gregory Nazianzen in 352. A little later, he opened a school of oratory in Caesarea and practiced law. Eventually he decided to become a monk and found a monastery in Pontus which he directed for five years. He wrote a famous monastic rule which has proved the most lasting of those in the East. After founding several other monasteries, he was ordained and, in 370, made bishop of Caesaria. In this post until his death in 379, he continued to be a man of vast learning and constant activity, genuine eloquence and immense charity. This earned for him the title of "Great" during his life and Doctor of the Church after his death. Basil was one of the giants of the early Church. He was responsible for the victory of Nicene orthodoxy over Arianism in the Byzantine East, and the denunciation of Arianism at the Council of Constantinople in 381-82 was in large measure due to his efforts. Basil fought simony, aided the victims of drought and famine, strove for a better clergy, insisted on a rigid clerical discipline, fearlessly denounced evil wherever he detected it, and excommunicated those involved in the widespread prostitution traffic in Cappadocia. He was learned, accomplished in statesmanship, a man of great personal holiness, and one of the great orators of Christianity. His feast day is January 2. (from Catholic Online www.catholic.org)


Pastor Rev. Eric Fedewa

ext. 110

frericstbasil@comcast.net

Director of

Faith Formation

Mary Fortunate 

ext. 150

stbasilreligioused@comcast.net

Middle School Catechetical Coordinator

Carolyn Mikula

ext. 101

bvminister@gmail.com

Director of

Music

 Nathaniel Weil  

Office Secretary

Angela Moyers

ext. 100

stbasileastpoint@comcast.net

Bookkeeper

Nita Brown  

Maintenance

Bill Ceccacci  

St. Vincent De Paul

  ext. 104