Upcoming Community-posted Events

Pax Christi Toronto – Teacher of Peace Award Dinner

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Please join us in honouring our 2017 Teacher of Peace, Sister Priscilla Solomon, CSJ,

Coordinator of her congregation's Faith and Justice Ministry, dedicated to ecological justice, human trafficking and poverty issues.

Sr. Priscilla plays an important role in the education of Catholics and others on the importance of healing and reconciliation for our First Nations brothers and sisters. She is a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle – a Catholic coalition fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous people in Canada.

RSVP by Friday, April 21. EMAIL: PaxChristiEvents@gmail.com PHONE: 647-402-9416

COST: $25; Students - $20

POSTER: http://bit.ly/2017teacherpeace

Location

St. Patrick's Church,
141 McCaul St., Parish Hall
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 17.4132" N, 79° 23' 29.1192" W

The Diocese of Hamilton - Priests in the Pub!

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Highly anticipated speaker series kickoff! We have a panel of 3 priests from the Diocese of Hamilton to answer all your questions (theology, spirituality, everyday life, etc.)!

You can submit questions through Facebook or email to jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com or write them down on pieces of paper on the day.

Our priest speakers are:
Fr. Wayne Lobsinger, Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown.
Fr. Ian Duffy, Pastor of Ann's Parish, Ancaster
Fr. Jeff Bergsma, Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Hamilton

Come on out, grab a drink, have some munchies, meet other local Catholics from your communty, grow in the Faith! Free munchies provided (Donations gratefully accepted!)
Adults 21+

For more details check out 'Hamilton Catholic Young Adults' on Facebook or e-mail jpeter@hamiltondiocese.com.

Location

Coach and Lantern Pub
384 WIlson St., E.
Hamilton, ON L9G 2C2
Canada
43° 13' 40.5696" N, 79° 58' 31.1844" W

SMC Alive - Prayer Gathering: Adoration

Event Date: 
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Prayer Gathering: Adoration
Location: St John’s Chapel (200 Church St)
Time: 7pm - 8pm

Social: Pub Night
Locations: 207 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H1
Time: 8:20pm -10pm

Hope to see you all there!!! Don't forget your Prayer Partner this month! :)

For more information contact: smcalive@stmichaelscathedral.com | 416.737.1800
Maria Sikk B.A., RHN
SMC Alive Young Adult Coordinator

Location

St John’s Chapel
200 Church St.
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 19.9296" N, 79° 22' 37.1496" W

The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute presents: Conscience Rights in a Faith Context

Event Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 p.m. - Evening prayer
7:30 p.m. - Keynote Address

The Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute presents: A Catholic response to euthanasia and physician-assisted death.

Keynote address from Cardinal Gerhard Muller, Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Vatican).

WEB: www.ccbi-utoronto.ca POSTER: http://bit.ly/may2017muller

Location

St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica
65 Bond St.,
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 17.1756" N, 79° 22' 39.414" W

A New Dialogue on Human Trafficking: Exploring the Spectrum of Exploitation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking invites you to a symposium: "A New Dialogue on Human Trafficking: Exploring the Spectrum of Exploitation."

Guests include:

Sue Wilson, CSJ — "Human Rights and Human Trafficking: How is a focus on human rights challenging anti-human trafficking work?"

Imelda Poole, IBVM — "What is My Narrative? An anti-human trafficking approach taken from the perspective of story telling."

Laurie Hermiston, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto

Deepa Mattoo, Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

Fay Faraday, Labour and Human Rights Lawyer, Coordinator of the Migrant Women's Rights Project

Cost: $30 — space is limited, registration required by May 1.

Please register on-line at https://newdialogue.eventbrite.ca

For more information: info@faithalliance.ca or 416-467-8070 ext 2676

Location

Sam Sorbara Auditorium
81 St. Mary St (University of St. Michael’s College)
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 40' 0.8112" N, 79° 23' 25.4868" W

Youth Teams of Our Lady (YTOL) in Canada - May retreat 2017

Event Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Youth Teams of Our Lady (YTOL) in Canada is a Catholic youth movement where young people between the ages of 18-30 can get together to pray and deepen their faith. It’s a group of people who you can relate to, and who are often going through the same things you are in their lives.

There’s always a group or a retreat that you can go to for spiritual support, whether you’re in high school, university, or working and in your career. Together we can move through this time of our lives with Christ and His mother Mary, developing a more meaningful spiritual life and discovering our vocation.

This May, YTOL will be hosting a young adult retreat entitled, "The Universal Call to Holiness: Vocations (Purposeful Singlehood, Religious Discernment, and Marriage)” and will be led by our very special guest PATRICK SULLIVAN, alongside YTOL’s very own, Father Paul.

One thing many of us struggle with is finding a purpose - our purpose - but most importantly, dedicating our lives completely to God and accepting His ultimate plan for us. Only then may we understand the true reason for our existence in this very moment in time. If you are constantly asking yourself “Why am I here?”… This year’s retreat might just be the answer to your prayers.

The purpose of life is devotional service of God, but the real purpose of any vocation is to love our neighbor just as Jesus loves us. No matter what version of the human vocation you are called for, there is one thing they all have in common, and that is to love and serve God, and become one with him in Christ.

Your vocation is where you will learn to let go of your questions, carry the cross of your problems, and be mysteriously fulfilled even when you are not happy. We have some choice as to how we will undergo that process; we do not – so long as we abide in the grace of God – get to choose whether we will undergo it. This, it seems to me, is the attitude we should bring to discernment. I am not choosing between makes and models in a store, looking for the perfect fit or the best value. One is faced, rather, with the question: How I should lose my life, in order to save it? (Luke 9:24)

On behalf of this year's Moderators, Lukasz Jach and Basia Majcherczyk, we are ecstatic about this upcoming retreat and genuinely encourage you to connect with us this May long weekend as we journey closer towards our relationship with Christ and the plan He has for our lives!

THE COST: Price and payment methods will be posted very soon. Keep your eyes posted

WHAT TO EXPECT: This retreat will consist of engaging conferences lead by dynamic and passionate speakers, riveting discussions, time for prayer and adoration of our Lord, social time, small group meetings, and daily opportunities to receive the Lord in the Eucharist at Mass.

Registration can be done here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5uzZMcDY8UbnaDkNH8WQpG9mcueUm...

**PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN AS INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED ON PAYMENTS AND DUE DATES**

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Moderators:

Lukasz Jach - E-mail: dh.lukasz.jach@gmail.com or call 226 868 0355

Basia Majcherczyk - E-mail: barbaramajcherczyk@hotmail.com or call 647 886 1857

Location

St. Ignatius Demeerton Retreat Centre
Sideroad 20 North
Mildmay, ON N0G 2J0
Canada

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto retreat - Seized by Love

Event Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 5:30pm - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

A retreat for single women ages 2O-55, based on Scripture and celebrating God's love for each person.

This is a weekend retreat of prayer and contemplation offered by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto

Cost: $150 {subsidies available)

Registration deadline: May 15

If you wish to attend, e-mail fharrison-atell@csj-to.ca or call 416-467-2642

Carpooling is encouraged.

Location

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Orilla
Canada
44° 36' 29.6892" N, 79° 25' 10.8408" W

Taize Prayer Service at St. Paul's Basilica

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 3:00pm

Location

St. Paul's Basilica
83 Power St
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 20.1636" N, 79° 21' 46.6704" W