Upcoming Community-posted Events

Encounter: Adoration

Event Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Join us for a night of prayer as we spend quality time with the Lord. Then join us for pizza and fellowship after. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/345663659622072/

Location

St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario M5B 1X5
Canada

Young Adult Mass

Event Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

We are inviting all young adults in the parish, ages 18 years to 36 yrs. to join us on Sunday March 24 at 7pm for Mass, followed by a young adult event in the church hall. If you have a young adult in your family, or know someone, especially those who have not been to church in a while, please invite them to attend the Mass. All the greeters, choir, readers and servers will be young adults of our parish. This will be a great opportunity for them to reconnect and renew their faith and have conversations with people their age about life

Location

Holy Family Parish Whitby
91 Ribblesdale Drive, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6Z3
Canada

The Incarnation and the Arts

Event Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 5:15pm - 7:15pm

Are you a student in the GTA? Are you a young professional (35 & under), looking for theological nourishment? If so, please join us for another Crossroads of Theology lecture at Regis College!

On Monday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m., Dr Christina Labriola will present a lecture “Beautiful God: The Incarnation and the Arts.” Drawing from the theological aesthetics of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, this talk will engage St. John Paul II’s “Letter to Artists,” along with works of art and music from the Christian tradition, to meditate upon the ways in which artistic beauty, through the reality of the Incarnation, can open us up to real encounters with the God who is the source of all beauty.

Following the lecture at 5:15, supper will be served (6:15 p.m.). This is an excellent opportunity to meet other like-minded young Catholics and fellow-students who are studying around the GTA. Don’t want to come alone? Bring a friend! The more the merrier!

Please make sure to register, so we can ensure that there is plenty of food to go around. The event is free.

Event website: https://regiscollege.ca/event/incarnation/

Location

Regis College
100 Wellesley St W, Toronto
Canada

Theology on Tap - Durham

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

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Jewish history of our Catholic faith? Did you know that the Gospel of Matthew was originally written for a Jewish audience?

Join the Catholic Student Association - UOIT/DC on Tuesday March 26th at 7:00 pm for Theology On Tap Durham. We are so excited to be welcoming Deacon Mark Neugebauer to speak about the Jewish background to the Gospel of Matthew.

Deacon Mark was raised within the structures of modern Judaism and grew up attending synagogue in Toronto. He later became involved in a large Evangelical church. He entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2009 and was ordained to the Diaconate in May 2018. Deacon Mark currently serves at Blessed Trinity Parish in North York.

Come on out and bring a friend to this special night! The evening will begin with fellowship, followed by a thought provoking talk, discussion and a Q&A session. All are welcome to attend this exciting opportunity to discuss theology in a relaxed and comfortable setting!

Please note: 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).

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/447935482612550/

Location

Riley's Pub Oshawa
104 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H1B6
Canada

Africa: Tax Justice and the Common Good

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

Canadian Jesuits International together with the Mary Ward Centre are pleased to host Fr. Charles Chalufya SJ, Director of Justice and Ecology for the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar. The talk will be an exploration of the flow of money, with a focus on Canadian businesses, and the need for tax justice to address poverty and inequality in sub-Saharan Africa.

CONTACT: Canadian Jesuits International
PHONE: 416-465-1824
EMAIL: cji@jesuits.ca
WEB: www.canadianjesuitsinternational.ca

Location

Mary Ward Center
​70 St. Mary St., Toronto, ON
Canada

Taizé Lenten Prayer Service

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

As part of your Lenten journey, you are invited to join us for a beautiful evening of prayer, song, silence and reflection in the style of Taizé.

PHONE: 905-270-2301
EMAIL: info@stpatrickparish.ca

Webpage: https://www.archtoronto.org/catholic-outreach/calendar-events/chancery-e...

Location

​St. Patrick's Parish
921 Flagship Dr., Mississauga, ON
Canada

The Dignity of Young People in a Digital Age

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:30pm - Friday, March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Years from now, when history writes the chapter entitled “the digital age”, will it celebrate the immense benefits that technology has delivered and the great human progress that followed? Or, will it be a requiem of regret for the loss of so many young people?

If we have never been a victim of online crime or abuse, or know someone who has been, it is hard to relate those who have been exploited in this way. But “it becomes real when you meet a mother whose daughter was so distraught from incessant cyberbullying that she committed suicide. It becomes real when you are sitting with parents of a pre-schooler who was abducted and murdered by a paedophile who just hours before was looking at child sexual abuse images freely accessible online. It becomes real when you meet a mother whose teenage son, the same age as your own child, fell under the spell of the so-called Islamic State online, travelled to Syria to fight and was killed. It becomes real when you meet with parents whose daughter, after being exposed to online self-harm groups, is in hospital again because she can’t stop hurting herself.” (Shields 2017)

We can be web utopians believing that connected humanity can create a better society. And there truly are wonderful things that the Internet can do, but what about the things that it can undo? The Internet has fundamentally transformed our young people in just one generation. We have the first generation of digital natives who feel comfortable swiping objects on their tablets and smartphones. Smartphones, social media and communications apps are one size fits all. Accordingly, there is no specific provision for the unique needs of young people who are not ready to take on the responsibilities of their actions or to understand the realities of the human condition they are exposed to when connected to the Internet. Today young people are groomed for sexual abuse online by people they have never met and would never have come in contact with if it were not for the internet. They are coerced into producing sexually explicit images of themselves. Offenders connect with other offenders online. They share their tactics, strategies and their devastating acts of abuse. They pay to watch the live-streaming of children being sexually abused all over the world using anonymous access and cryto-currency mechanisms to obfuscate their identities and crimes.

Though the problems are immense progress can be made, but this may require a new kind of thinking, a new approach. There are no true parallels in history. The progress we make together in a collaborative way as academics, teachers, law enforcement officers, health care workers, and students will determine the future of over one billion young people who suffer abuse and violence in their everyday lives. The symposium March 28-29th at Regis College is one small step in raising awareness of these issues and asking how can we assist in this new approach. Our keynote speakers are world renowned in their commitment to the dignity of young people today: Fr Hans Zollner SJ from Rome and Professor Elizabeth Letourneau from the USA. Our workshop leaders are local figures: Professor Faye Mishna Dean of Social Work at UofT; Fr Joseph Schner SJ faculty member at Regis College and members of local law enforcement personnel. Together with YOU we look forward to an informative, participative and forward looking symposium.

WORKSHOPS:

Gendered and Sexualized Cyber Bullying: Spotlighting Girls & Making Boys Invisible
Developmental Challenges of Early Abuse: the Disruption of Basic Trust and Identiy
The Experience of Law Enforcement

Registration is now available. Please be sure to indicate your two preferred workshops in the Registration form.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

GENERAL ADMISSION
For media inquiries, please contact Rachel Wilson at rachelm.wilson@utoronto.ca. If you are a Regis College student or Faculty of Social Work student, you are eligible to attend this Symposium free of charge. Please email schuyler.pals@utoronto.ca to register for free.

Event website: https://regiscollege.ca/event/symposium-2019/

Location

Regis College
100 Wellesley St W, Toronto
Canada

PovertyCure - Charity that Hurts with Obianuju Ekeocha

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Newman Centre is very excited to welcome Obianuju Ekeocha, an internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker, strategist and scientist to present Part 3 - Charity that Hurts in the PovertyCure Series.

Registration: https://povcure3.eventbrite.ca

About the Speaker: Obianuju Ekeocha is the Founder and President of Culture of Life Africa, an initiative dedicated to the promotion and defense of the African values of the sanctity of life, beauty of marriage, blessings of motherhood and the dignity of family life.
She holds a Masters degree in biomedical science from the University of East London. She is also a specialist biomedical scientist in Haematology, working at a Hospital in the United Kingdom. Don’t miss the very inspiring Obianuju in Toronto.

About the PovertyCure Series: One of PovertyCure’s key themes is the dignity and creative capacity of the human person created in the image of God. Understanding this is the foundation for everything we will explore, and it directly connects with a primary goal of the series—to recover and illuminate the Christian tradition’s rich treasury of resources for helping the poor thrive.

We explore the moral, theological, and economic foundations that allow people to create prosperity and get out of poverty, and do so in clear terms illustrated with stories by and about people who live and work in some of the world’s poorest regions. The goal throughout is to develop both hearts and minds for the poor.

Location

Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St George St, Toronto, ON
Canada

Agape Latte: Disappointment

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Agape Latte is a caffeinated conversation on faith and life. We are holding this event to encourage young adults to grow in their faith and meet like-minded people while enjoying a nice cup of coffee (Tea and hot chocolate also will be available).

Join us on March 28th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm!

This event is geared towards young adults ages 18-39. Please share and invite anyone who you believe would enjoy or wants to strengthen and grow in their faith.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1034211710121157/

Location

Marylake Shrine
13760 Keele Street, King City, Ontario L7B 1A7
Canada

Lenten Retreat

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Our Priests of the Sacred Heart will lead a Parish Lenten Retreat Day on Sat., Mar. 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending with Mass at 5:00 p.m.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
Tickets : $5.00
Tickets are available at the parish office or after weekend Masses.
For more information, please call the parish office at 416-439-1545.

Location

Saint Thomas More
1 Dormington Drive(2234 Ellesmere Road), Toronto, Ontario M1G 3M9
Canada

Overnight Adoration

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 11:00pm - Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 6:00am

Come and spend time with the Lord and in His presence as we prepare for Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus. This will be a special night where you will have a chance to spend the entire night in deep prayers and devotion.

Light refreshments will be available.

Date: Saturday, March 30th
Time: 11pm Saturday to 6 am Sunday
Location: St Thomas More Church
Led by : Father Antonio

For more details or questions, message us or email at stmyac@gmail.com

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/359735368087651/

Location

St Thomas More Catholic Church
1 Dormington Drive(2234 Ellesmere Road), Toronto, Ontario M1G 3M9
Canada

Interfaith Discussion: Models of Hospitality

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Discussion on Models of Hospitality among religious and cultural traditions

See Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/999226733616904/

Location

Toronto School of Theology
47 Queens Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3
Canada

Dialogue 2019 Toronto

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Dialogue 2019 is an opportunity for Young Adults (age 18-39)
and Redemptorist Priests to gather and “Dialogue”
about real issues that are faced in life, faith and culture.

As a young adult, you have a unique perspective that we want to hear.
Do you need to be a practicing Catholic? No, not at all!

In fact, we want to especially hear from you!
Add your voice to the conversation! Join the Dialogue!

Through presentations, discussions and creative activities, we will understand
together the experiences we all carry in the ‘backpacks’ of our lives
and dream together to “Carry On!”, moving from Dialogue into Action!

Registration is free. Lunch and Dinner are included.

Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Dialogue2019

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Location

St Patrick's Church - Neumann Hall
131 McCaul St, Toronto, ON
Canada

The Lenten Journey

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

A program of reflective music for the Lenten journey. Bach’s venerable motet for double-choir Komm, Jesu, Komm is paired with the Canadian premiere of Richard Burchard’s The Seven Last Words of Christ for choir and string orchestra.

Motet V – Komm, Jesu, Komm (BWV 229) – J.S. Bach

Double Choir, Cello & Organ

The Seven Last Words of Christ – Richard Burchard
Choir & String Orchestra

Choristers from St. Michael’s Choir School

S. Bryan Priddy – Conductor

Event webpage: https://www.stmichaelscathedral.com/event/730pm-the-lenten-journey/

Location

St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St, Toronto, ON
Canada

March for Life: Registration Deadline

Event Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:59pm

Registration Deadline Day for March for Life - see below - event is May 8

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❝ I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.❞ [Psalm 139:14]

Hello YTOL, time has COME.
We welcome you to join us for the 2019 March for Life in Ottawa, where we will stand together in defence for life! This year we will be organizing YTOL buses once again and so we would love for everyone to sign up! You do not have to be in YTOL to come with us, and we even encourage all of you to bring your friends and family to join us in this life-changing experience and speak out for those who have no voice!

This year we will be offering 2 options:
Option 1 - $60: Going to the March and then returning home the same day.
Option 2 - $175: Overnight (18 years+); Going to the March, staying in Ottawa for the youth banquet, attending the workshops the next day and then returning home.
(Further details for Option 2 will be announced)

Please fill out the registration form which can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/J3DzNM0ggImLn9p12

If you are under 18, you MUST have this form signed, scanned and emailed to ytolcanada@gmail.com: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bWGqrmEclzJNcvs4XL9m3KhBBAhLpAJK50eC...

Please e-transfer your payments to ytolcanada@gmail.com with the password: marchforlife2019. Note that registration and payment deadline is APRIL 8TH 2019!

If you have any questions in regards to sign-up/payment or the event please contact Joanna Manturowicz:
Joanna→ phone: (416) 770-2971
email: joannamaria55@gmail.com

In Life,
Joanna (YTOL Events Coordinators)

For more information about the March, check out: https://marchforlife.ca/

Palm Sunday

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Today we celebrate Palm Sunday

Holy Week

Event Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:01am - Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 11:59pm

Holy Week is celebrated between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, which is Mon., April 15-Sat., April 20 this year.

Good Friday

Event Date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

We mark Christ's death today.

Easter Sunday

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

He has RISEN!!

Taize Service

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

The Taizé service is marked by its depth and by its simplicity. Time is suspended in a Taizé service. Silence is a central part of this service and is a gift to those leading busy, hectic lives. It provides an opportunity to commune with God through the heart and bring a measure of peace to one’s mind and spirit.

The service consists of singing with periods of silent meditation, prayers of intercession, and readings from the Psalms and Gospels. The songs are not meant to be sung as hymns, but rather as a series of prayers. They are repeated many times over, transforming themselves into melodic chants, with the repetitiveness allowing the songs to become prayers of the heart.

Event webpage: http://www.stbarnabas-toronto.com/taize.html#taizedates

Location

St. Barnabas on the Danforth
361 Danforth Avenue (just south of Chester subway station) Toronto, Ontario M4K 1P1
Canada

March for Life

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 9:00pm - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 9:00pm

❝ I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.❞ [Psalm 139:14]

Hello YTOL, time has COME.
We welcome you to join us for the 2019 March for Life in Ottawa, where we will stand together in defence for life! This year we will be organizing YTOL buses once again and so we would love for everyone to sign up! You do not have to be in YTOL to come with us, and we even encourage all of you to bring your friends and family to join us in this life-changing experience and speak out for those who have no voice!

This year we will be offering 2 options:
Option 1 - $60: Going to the March and then returning home the same day.
Option 2 - $175: Overnight (18 years+); Going to the March, staying in Ottawa for the youth banquet, attending the workshops the next day and then returning home.
(Further details for Option 2 will be announced)

Please fill out the registration form which can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/J3DzNM0ggImLn9p12

If you are under 18, you MUST have this form signed, scanned and emailed to ytolcanada@gmail.com: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bWGqrmEclzJNcvs4XL9m3KhBBAhLpAJK50eC...

Please e-transfer your payments to ytolcanada@gmail.com with the password: marchforlife2019. Note that registration and payment deadline is APRIL 8TH 2019!

If you have any questions in regards to sign-up/payment or the event please contact Joanna Manturowicz:
Joanna→ phone: (416) 770-2971
email: joannamaria55@gmail.com

In Life,
Joanna (YTOL Events Coordinators)

For more information about the March, check out: https://marchforlife.ca/

Location

Parliament Hill Ottawa, ON
Canada

Made for More - Scarborough, ON

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

An evening of visual beauty, live music, and reflection that will open your senses to the secret of God revealed in all of creation

Where do we come from and where are we going? These questions are DECISIVE for understanding what it means to be human and how to orient our lives and our actions toward authentic fulfillment. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they creatively weave together dynamic presentations with live music, movie clips, popular YouTube videos, and sacred art for an evening of beauty and reflection on the meaning of life, love, and human destiny. You will come away with a faith-filled vision of hope that will instill in you the sheer wonder and joy of being alive… For More Info Contact - Stephanie Benedetti - sbenedetti@archtoronto.org - 416.599.7676 ext. 224

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/582164405580957/

Location

St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church
10 Washburn Way, Toronto, Ontario M1B 1H3
Canada

Made for More - Mississauga, ON

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

An evening of visual beauty, live music, and reflection that will open your senses to the secret of God revealed in all of creation

Where do we come from and where are we going? These questions are DECISIVE for understanding what it means to be human and how to orient our lives and our actions toward authentic fulfillment. Join Christopher West and Mike Mangione as they creatively weave together dynamic presentations with live music, movie clips, popular YouTube videos, and sacred art for an evening of beauty and reflection on the meaning of life, love, and human destiny. You will come away with a faith-filled vision of hope that will instill in you the sheer wonder and joy of being alive…For More Info Contact - Stephanie Benedetti - sbenedetti@archtoronto.org - 416.599.7676 ext. 224

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2146948715373986/

Location

Merciful Redeemer Parish
2775 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 5W2
Canada