St. Basil Senior Citizens' Organization was established in our parish in September of 1996. The group was founded by Samuel Sabbagh and brought a new spirit of life to our community. The purpose of this organization is to provide members with a social and spiritual atmosphere and a better understanding of the rights of seniors. Membership is open to men and women who have attained the age of 50 or over, with no restriction. Meetings are held every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Following the meeting, a light collation or meal is served. Afterwards, various activities may take place. A Divine Liturgy is celebrated for all deceased members every October at the regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. followed by the regular monthly meeting.
SAINT BASIL FELLOWSHIP ORGANIZATION Mission Statement St Basil Fellowship is a community-based organization embracing all parishioners of the church. It strives at building and enhancing camaraderie, spirituality, cultural, educational, community service and self- awareness of our faith through enrichment and social activities. It attempts to discover the unique diversity encompassing other inter-ritual Churches and all denominations of Christianity. The Fellowship holds several fundraising events throughout the year and shares companionship and merriment at their annual Christmas Party. Membership is open to any parishioner over the age of 18. Annual Membership fee is $10.00. Co-Chairs: Joyce Perry, Judy Rawan Secretary: Barbara Wierzbicki Treasurer: Mira Saggal
Friendly Visitors, a Unique Experience at St. Basil's , Lincoln, RI. St. Basil Church is blessed with many workers , with good deeds and service to the Church and Community. One such service is the Friendly visitors, which is unique in the Melkite Church in the USA. A friendly visitor is a compassionate, patient person who kindly donates one hour per week to visit or telephone, an elderly shut-in or nursing home resident. For many of these shut-ins, the friendly visitors provide much more than a friendly face or willing listener. They provide a link to the outside world and to church updates that are sometimes missed. The coordinator's role includes staying apprised of any changes to regulations regarding the patients, sending quarterly reports to the Diocese of Providence and conferring with Fr. Joe, the Pastor of St. Basil, for any new patient-visitor requests. A major part of this position is being a recruiter so the program can continue to grow. There is always a need for new volunteers and all members should please search their hearts and see if this program would be a good fit for them.. Currently there are 26 volunteers and they have made over 1400 visits this year. If a visit cannot be done in person then we call our patients and 1300 phone calls wer e made in the last year alone. Visits a re made every other week. God has truly made the job easier by providing Church with dedicated, loving volunteers, and we cannot commend, or thank them enough for their time, commitment and attention to detail that make our Friendly visitor program such a success.
Prepared by Helen Lacy, Coordinator
St. Basil The Great Melkite Greek Catholic Church Address: 15 Skyview Dr, Lincoln, RI 02865 Phone : (401) 722-1345