Upcoming Community-posted Events

Bible Study at Newman

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:15pm - 7:15pm

This is a recurring event. Other dates are as follows:

Do you want to know more about the history and the message of the Gospels? Join the Bible Study group at Newman Centre led by Fr. Cris Graas, Chaplain of Ernescliff College. All are welcome.

Wed Jan 16 The life and journeys of the Apostle Paul
Wed Jan 23 Paul's message in his main letters: Rom, 1-2 Cor, Gal
Wed Feb 13 Paul writes from prison: Eph, Col., Phil. and Phlm.
Wed Mar 13 Paul's first and last letters: 1-2 Thes, 1-2 Tim, Titus
Wed Mar 20 The "Catholic" Letters: James, 1-2 Pe, 1-3 Joh, Jude
Wed Apr 3 The Letter to the Hebrews
Wed Apr 10 The book of Revelation



Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy 89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8

Spiritus Via: Theotokos! Sorry Theo What Now?!?!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us as Nadia Masucci shares how Mary, the Mother of God, our Spiritual mother and model disciple leads us to develop an intimate, personal relationship with her Son, Jesus.


2194 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9W 4K9, Canada

Religious Response to Extremism

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm

The Catholic-Jewish-Muslim Young Adult Dialogue Group invites you to a discussion on a Religious Response to Extremism

Light refreshments will be served

Contact for more information: ecumenical@archtoronto.org


Catholic Pastoral Center - Room 4B

Dealing with Uncertainty and Transitioning from Study to Work

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join us for our next Mentorship Session: How to Deal with Uncertainty and Transition from Studying to Working
Our guest speaker is Quentin Schesnuik, Associate Director, Parish Vitality and Stewardship, Archdiocese of Toronto.

RSVP: https://mentorship3.eventbrite.ca
For questions, contact: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com



Newman Centre

Theology on Tap - Durham

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Catholic Student Association - UOIT/DC on Tuesday January 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm for our next Theology On Tap Durham event at Riley's Pub in Oshawa (104 King St. E.)!

The topic for the evening is:
"JESUS: HISTORY & FAITH COLLIDE" presented by Cale Clarke, Director of The Faith Explained Institute.

All are welcome to attend this exciting opportunity to learn and discuss theology in a relaxed and comfortable setting! We hope to see you there!

Please Note: This event is being held on the fourth Tuesday in January. Free street parking is available after 6:00 pm and additional parking is available in the Green P lot located at the corner of Mary Street and King Street (next to Riley’s Pub).

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169630353076539/


Riley's Pub - Oshawa
104 King St. E
Oshawa, ON

Pub Night: Starting the year off with a new "Cat-itude"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Start over with a new “Cat-itude”: “Catholic Attitude”! Seeing how we can shed our old ways of being judgmental by living more deeply in the Joy that we celebrated at Christmas.

Join us for evenings of discussion, reflection, and an opportunity to raise your questions about faith and the Catholic Church in an open and inviting atmosphere.

Bring a friend, an open mind and an open heart! This evening will be facilitated by Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., Pastor, St. Patrick’s Church.

No admission at the door! Pub Grub Snacks will be provided, beverages are at the guest’s expense. Please RSVP for this event by January 18th.

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/498988853961437/

Organized by Ignite--St Patrick's Young Adult Ministry


Sin & Redemption Restaurant, Lounge & Pub - 136 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W2

Retreat Day: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, is North America's first indigenous saint. This retreat day will trace her beginnings from a village ravaged by a small pox epidemic, leaving her orphaned at four years old. She endured many sufferings and felt a call to be baptized a Christian by the Jesuits. There have been many healings attributed to her. Yet she was also a child of nature – always seeking God in creation. The church has named her a patron saint of ecology. Facilitated by Sr. Linda Gregg, CSJ. To register, see contact below.

COST: $40, includes lunch and snacks.
PHONE: 905-372-2741
EMAIL: villa@csjcanada.org
WEB: https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat/

See attached poster for more information

St.Kateri.Tekakwith.Jan23.2019.pdf533.25 KB


​Villa St. Joseph 445 Monk St., Cobourg

Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service. Join us for an hour of meditative prayer, song and silence in the Taize tradition together with local churches. All are welcome.

See poster for more details

Taizé2019_Poster.pdf270.96 KB


St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
1701 Bloor Street West

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation through the Eyes of a Molecular Biologist presented by Sr. Stephen Patrick O.P, Ph.D. Registration: https://newmanjan24.eventbrite.ca

Synopsis: As Catholics, our faith allows us to use the truths of scientific knowledge to encounter God through the beauty of His creation at the molecular level. Sr. Stephen Patrick will attempt to apply the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas to the world of molecular biology in order to facilitate an encounter with our loving Creator by describing the structure and function of DNA and its relationship with other molecules that are essential for life.

About the speaker: Sister Stephen Patrick joined the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005 and professed her final vows on July 31, 2013. Sr. Stephen Patrick received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in biology and in secondary education with a minor in chemistry in 2011. She earned a Master’s degree in Cell and Microbial Biology at The Catholic University of America in 2013, and graduated from CUA with a Ph. D in Cell and Microbial Biology in May 2018. The title of her dissertation was “Identification of SUP5: A Protein that Interfaces with the Deviant ATP-Binding Site of the Yeast Pdr5 Multidrug Transporter”.

Sister Stephen is currently a high school science teacher and has taught a variety of courses including Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology & Astronomy, and Physical Science.


Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8

Young Adult Retreat with the Sisters of Life

Event Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm - Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join the Sisters of Life for the weekend retreat "True Identity in Christ" for Young Adults (18-35), led by the Dominican Fathers from the USA. A weekend of prayer, eucharistic adoration, conferences and fellowship with other young adults. Confessions and Mass will be available.

CONTACT: The Sisters of Life
PHONE: 416-463-2722
EMAIL: toronto@sistersoflife.org
WEB: http://www.sistersoflife.org/

See poster for more information

Young Adult Retreat with the Sisters of Life-Jan2019.pdf188.5 KB


St. Francis Retreat Centre, Caledon, ON

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

This is an annual event held in honor to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


St. James Anglican Cathedral
65 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E9

The Source with the Sisters of Life

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Source is a monthly Adoration hosted by the Sisters of Life.

Take a break from the noise of your daily life and spend time in quiet reflection with Jesus and after come downstairs to hang out with the coolest Sisters around. The Sisters of Life are a religious order of Sisters we are blessed to have in our city.

Find out more here: http://www.sistersoflife.org

Please share and invite your friends!

7-8 pm - Holy hour with music led by the Sisters, confessions available.
8-9 pm - Social in the parish hall.

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/380416846056465/


St Peter's Church, 840 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

PovertyCure Series - Part 2 - Charity that Hurts

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Part 2 of the PovertyCure series: Charity that Hurts
Our guest speakers are Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition and Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management.

Registration: https://povcure2.eventbrite.ca
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Questions: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/938785559652146/


Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8

A View from the (Other) Bridge: a Woman’s Perspective on Ignatian Spirituality

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College will host a public lecture “A View from the (Other) Bridge: a Woman’s Perspective on Ignatian Spirituality,” presented by guest-speaker Gemma Simmonds, CJ.

For centuries women have been collaborating with the Jesuits in the pastoral practice of the Ignatian spiritual heritage. In doing so they have brought to bear on it a particular creative wisdom born of their own experience. Through the perspective of Mary Ward and other Ignatian women, this lecture explores the questions raised by looking at the heritage from another viewpoint.

Guest-speaker Gemma Simmonds, CJ, is a Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at the Margaret Beaufor Institute of Theology in Cambridge, UK, and Director of the Religious Life Institute. Gemma Simmonds is a religious sisters of the Congregation of Jesus and an honorary fellow of Durham University. She is a past president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and has studied at the universities of Paris, Cambridge, London and Rio de Janeiro. She studied at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge for a doctorate on the early Jansenists. Her most recent publication is The Way of Ignatius: a Prayer Journey through Lent (London, SPCK, 2018).

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) Loretto Sisters.

Register: https://regiscollege.ca/event/from-the-bridge/

Marriage Sunday: Celebration of Marriage Mass

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Marriage Sunday highlights the importance of the sacrament of marriage and complements World Marriage Sunday celebrations that take place across North America.

The Celebration of Marriage Mass will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish (150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge). Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside over this special Mass where couples celebrating their milestone 25th, 40th, 50th and 60+ wedding anniversaries will be honoured.

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries – 25th, 40th or 50th and 60+ anytime throughout 2019 are invited to register for reserved seating at the Mass. While other family members are welcome to attend the Mass, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the event at www.archtoronto.org/marriage/Pages/Celebration-of-Marriage-Mass.aspx

For Marriage Sunday resources, please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage


St. Clare of Assisi Parish
150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge

An Evening at the Seminary

Event Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:45pm - 7:45pm

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary.


St. Augustine's Seminary
2661 Kingston Rd, Toronto, Ontario

Ignatian Retreat 2019

Event Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Ignatian Silent Retreat for Students | Hosted by the Hamilton Diocese Catholic Chaplaincies

Join us this reading break as we take time away from the busyness of the world and reconnect with our God through reflection, spiritiual direction, prayer and silence. Throughout the week, each student will regularly meet with a spiritual director to help guide their silent retreat experience. This retreat is truly life-changing, and an experience that you do not want to miss.

When: February 18th at 4pm - February 22nd at 1pm

Where: Ignatian Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario

Who: Post-secondary university or college students

Cost: **Discounted rate** for Hamilton Diocese students: $250 | Regular rate: $375 per student.
(Regular rate is $520! Students are getting an amazing discount!)

$100 Deposit due by February 1st. The remainder will be collected at the retreat centre via cash or cheque.
Deposit can be paid in person or via this Eventbrite page.

Ask your chaplaincy or parish if they'd be willing to sponsor you!

Register by February 1st. Limited spots available, so don't delay!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ignatian-retreat-2019-tickets-53927334108?af...

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/789172494757165/


Ignatian Jesuit Centre
5420 Hwy 6 North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2

Discernment of Spirits Retreat

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hosted by Ryerson Catholic Alumni Group.

God is speaking to us but sometimes it can be hard to hear his voice or maybe you have never heard him speak to you at all. How can we really know what God’s will is in our lives? How can we really listen to His call for each of us when there are so many different options that appear good? If your heart desires to follow God’s will but recognizing it is your greatest barrier then come to this one day retreat to begin to learn the process of recognizing God’s voice in your life.

This retreat day will be lead by CCO Missionary Michael Hall. Michael leads Discernment of Spirits retreats all across Canada and he will be breaking down one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, in his teachings of Discernment of Spirits.

Lunch will be provided.Sign up soon because space is limited



pin Ryerson Catholic Students Association 200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Z2

Justice, Freedom and Equality: the Keys to Peace in the Holy Land

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

On February 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., please join us at Regis College in the St. Joseph Chapel for our Annual Royackers Lecture “Justice, Freedom and Equality: the Keys to Peace in the Holy Land,” featuring guest-speaker Miko Peled, a Human Rights and Peace Activist. Miko will address the three universal values of ‘justice, freedom and equality’ and will explore how these values can change the face of the Holy Land.

Miko Peled is a writer and human rights activist, born and raised in Jerusalem. Driven by a personal family tragedy, he wrote a book about his journey “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.” The book covers the work in which Peled’s family has been involved since his grandparents immigrated to Palestine in the early 20th century, as part of the Zionist project. His maternal grandfather was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father was a General in the Israeli army and in the 1970’s, his father pioneered the Israeli Palestinian dialogue. He devotes hi life to working for peace and divides his time between writing and travelling internationally.

To register:

Lift Jesus Higher Rally

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Lift Jesus Higher Rally (LJHR) is an annual event for Youth and Adults that focuses on evangelizing through uplifting music, testimonials, confessions, reflections, Divine Mercy celebration and a Eucharistic Procession.

Website & Tickets:


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front Street West

LENTEN RETREAT: Alone in the Desert

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

A time for music, reflection and silence that leads us into the mystery of Easter

Cost: $15 students / $25 General

Time: 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: 95 St Joseph Street, Toronto, ON

Facilitator: Sean Mulrooney, Toronto School of Theology

Register at: www.eventbrite.ca

See poster below for more information

FINAL AloneDesert Poster Jan4 v2.pdf2.53 MB


95 St Joseph Street, Toronto, ON