Fr. Chris Valka, CSB Gives Thanks for his Ministry at St. Basil’s

Fr. Chris Valka, CSB expressed his gratitude to the parishioners of St. Basil’s Church in Toronto, Ontario, where he has faithfully served for the past four years. On Tuesday, June 6, St. Basil’s Catholic Parish gathered for a Mass of Thanksgiving and farewell reception. Fr. Valka was joined by eleven concelebrants, many of whom were Basilian Fathers. In his homily he describes his time at St. Basil’s as hard, but not a burden because through the privilege of joining parishioners in their journeys he learned to love better.

fr valka farwell (3)The Mass was followed by a potluck reception that showcased the recent parish hall and kitchen renovations. During his appointment, Fr. Valka oversaw extensive renovations of the exterior and interior of the church.

Fr. Valka, CSB will be moving to Houston, Texas to serve as the Director of Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas.

Listen: Fr. Valka’s Farewell Homily at St. Basil’s.

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