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Theology on Tap - Discernment: Are you following God's lead?

Faith Connections Events - February 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event Date:  March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm image/png iconTOT March 2019 - Kevin Kelly Discernment.png

He's back by popular demand!

Please join us as Kevin Kelly shares insights on discernment and how Ignatian discernment helped him follow God's call for his life.

About Kevin Kelly, SJ:

Kevin grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 2011 after working for 12 years with the international pharmaceutical company, Merck & Co.

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Murder Mystery Young Adult Social

Faith Connections Events - February 6, 2019 - 1:22pm
Event Date:  March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm image/jpeg iconggnight.jpg

Come join us at the Newman Centre wearing your best 1920's gear for our Great Gatsby Murder Mystery evening!

Tickets: $12 (Includes one drink and appetizers)
Cash Bar | Live Music | Photobooth

***LIMITED SPACE: Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets at www.murdermysterymar2.eventbrite.ca***

Characters to expect:
Hal Sapone, Kashe Moni, Coco Chanel, Ariana Petite, Audrey Graham (a.k.a. Drizzy O'Drake), Kiki Riri, Kanye East (a.k.a. GOAT), Napolean Dynamite, Kim Kay, Bee Yonsay, and more!

1920's Slang: https://www.yourmysteryparty.com/20sslang

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Christ and Culture at the AGO

Faith Connections Events - February 1, 2019 - 9:32am
Event Date:  February 13, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm image/jpeg iconc&c poster.jpg

Can we encounter God through art?

Join us on February 13 at 6:30pm at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in the lobby to find out! Admission is FREE!

Together, as we walk through the galleries at the AGO and admire the beauty of art, we will reflect on a select few pieces and how they relate to our faith journeys.

At 8:15pm, we will head to “The Village Idiot Pub” to share with one another what stood out to us during our visit.

For questions and to RSVP, please contact us at faithconnections@csj-to.ca or call 416-467-2645.

Movie Screening: St. Ignatio de Loyola

Faith Connections Events - January 28, 2019 - 2:11pm
Event Date:  February 27, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

A collaboration with Christian Life Community (CLC).

Game of Thrones who?? ;)

Please join us for an evening of fellowship and movie watching... And snacks!

A modern and very human take on the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called ‘The Saint of Second Chances.’ As a brash, hot-headed soldier in a time of political upheaval in Spain, the young Iñigo went from living a life of brutal violence and debauchery, to becoming one of the greatest saints in the history of the Church.

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CANCELLED: Theology on Tap Tonight

Faith Connections Blog - January 28, 2019 - 12:27pm
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Dear Faith Connections Young Adults,

Due to the oncoming storm, tonight's Theology on Tap has been CANCELLED for the time being. We are working towards rescheduling Kevin's talk to a later date. Please stay tuned for further updates.

We also ask that you share this information with anyone else that was planning to attend at this time. Thank you everyone and we hope to have a new date for this event soon.

If you don't already, please 'like' and follow us on Facebook for all "Live Updates". You can access our page here: https://www.facebook.com/FaithConnections/

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Introducing Our New Program Coordinator: Erika Viray

Faith Connections Blog - January 11, 2019 - 3:46pm
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Kataryna Ryba, Program Director, and Ben Vozzolo, Executive Director, are delighted to welcome Erika Viray as the new Program Coordinator for Faith Connections. We look forward to a wonderful collaboration. Please join us in welcoming Erika to our team.

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Re:Generation Thanksgiving Mass and Celebration

Faith Connections Events - January 2, 2019 - 1:22pm
Event Date:  January 12, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm image/jpeg icon47025203_10156808133098728_2539417310888722432_o.jpg

Re:Generation will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Mass on Saturday the 12th of January at 10:30 am sharp at St. Martin of Tours parish.

You are warmly invited to join us to thank and honour you for supporting Re:Generation the past few years.

We look forward to having you present for this celebration!

Refreshments and presentation to follow at parish hall after Mass.
Free parking is available. Please R.S.V.P. by January 4th!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742604969179478/

Christmas Caroling at Village Mosaic

Faith Connections Events - December 6, 2018 - 11:57am
Event Date:  December 19, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm image/png iconChristmas caroling.png

Dearest young adults,

Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating the coming of Christmas through an afternoon of Caroling at Village Mosaic!

Village Mosaic is one of the six Fontbonne Ministries and offers a variety of fun and engaging programs for seniors in South Etobicoke.

This will be a wonderful afternoon of cheerful festivities, shared with Village Mosaic's wonderful senior participants. To RSVP, please email Kat at faithconnections@csj-to.ca :)

Hope to see you there!

Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/events/264735091065916/

We're Hiring! - Program Coordinator, Faith Connections

Faith Connections Blog - November 27, 2018 - 3:19pm
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Job Posting: Program Coordinator

The Part Time Program Coordinator provides program support and administrative assistance for the programs of Faith Connections, a young adult ministry, in accordance with the mission and values of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

For job requirements and to apply for this position, please submit your resume online on Indeed by clicking which can be found at the following link:
https://ca.indeed.com/job/program-coordinator-45e152d4a10b7055.

Deadline to apply: Monday December 3, 2018.

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator

Fontbonne Ministries - November 27, 2018 - 2:28pm
The part-time Program Coordinator provides program support and administrative assistance for the programs of Faith Connections, a young adult ministry, in accordance with the mission and values of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto. 

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Our Doors are Open: Mapathon activity

Faith Connections Events - November 13, 2018 - 1:38pm
Event Date:  November 28, 2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm image/jpeg iconMapathon activity (1).jpg

A collaboration with OCAD University regarding accessibility in the city.

Meet at 49 McCaul St. at 6:30.

Join us as we walk along King Street, between University and Spadina to analyze accessibility within Toronto. We will also reflect on how we can make our churches and young adults gatherings more accessible for those with visible and non-visible impairments.

More about Mapathons:

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Building Wealth with Biblical Wisdom - By Luke Petrolekas

Faith Connections Blog - November 13, 2018 - 12:05pm
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At September's Theology on Tap, Peter and Jessica Galopoulos provided an invaluable introductory crash course in good financial stewardship. Money is as prevalent in our society as it was to the Jewish tradition of the old testament and the Roman Empire in Jesus's time. These experiences and the Wisdom of Christ on money are contained within the verses of the Bible and provide us guidance on financial management, prudence, and charity.

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Mustard Seed: A Supportive Environment

Mustard Seed - November 27, 2015 - 2:37pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: For Sister Marie Kilcullen, knitting is a soothing challenge. “It takes patience and tenacity,” she says, “while being relaxing and forgiving.” On Mondays at 1 p.m., she and Kristin Strong, Program Coordinator, welcome volunteers and participants into the Nifty Knitters group at Mustard Seed to enjoy conversation, tea, cookies and their individual projects.   One participant, Lorraine, had never knitted before attending.

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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Village Mosaic - November 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Studio on the Hill - November 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

In Good Company - November 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Fontbonne Place - November 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Visiting the Birthplace of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Mustard Seed - November 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: As part of an ongoing pilot formation project, the Leadership Team sent some of their lay staff this past October (2015) to a Mission Effectiveness Workshop in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650.    Including me, there were 18 lay staff present from Canada, the United States and Brazil with two facilitators and one Portuguese interpreter.

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Fontbonne Place: An Unexpected Community

Fontbonne Place - November 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: Two years ago, Margo stood outside one of the 18 rent-geared-to-income apartments at Fontbonne Place. She expected her new home to consist of a single room. But Margot was astonished to find her apartment held a bedroom, living room and kitchen.    “I thought the layout was so clever,” says Margo, describing how each of these three areas has two entrances.

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Village Mosaic: A Creative Community

Village Mosaic - November 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: For three years, Andrea Linton has been the Program and Administration Coordinator at Village Mosaic, a gathering place for seniors on Lake Shore West. “It’s a varied and wonderful role,” says Andrea, “in a joyful and creative environment.”    She remembers the first Halloween party she helped plan at Village Mosaic. “I looked outside and seniors were getting off the streetcar in their costumes.” There were cat outfits, matador suits and more.

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