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Theology on Tap-Downtown

Faith Connections Events - May 7, 2019 - 11:39am
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The Space Between Two Francis-es

A Laudato Si Check-In; as a Catholic community, in 4 years, how well have we responded to Pope Francis' call to focus on our role as Stewards of Creation?

Guest Speaker:
Sabrina Chiefari

A happily practicing Roman Catholic, born & raised in the Toronto area, Sabrina is an Environmental Educator who grounds her practice in story-telling, deep ecology, and community engagement. As a result of her international roots, she is a passionate advocate for ecological literacy and traditional ecological knowledge.

Join us for food, fun and theology!

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Discernment: Finding Meaning in the Movements of the Everyday – A Theology on Tap Reflection

Faith Connections Blog - April 11, 2019 - 1:05pm
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Written by M.J. Santa Ana

What is God’s will for my life? How do I know whether the voice I hear, inside me and from others, is of God or not? Where is God leading me and what is He calling me to? These are only some of the weighty questions that are associated with the fascinating topic of discernment.

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Ignatian Discernment Workshops Begin

Faith Connections Events - April 9, 2019 - 4:13pm
Event Date:  May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm image/jpeg icon56433420_10155871960285780_7199441085993582592_o.jpg

**STARTS MAY 1st WEEKLY UNTIL JUNE 5th**

Wake up. Shower. Breakfast. Go to work or school. Come home. Dinner. Prepare for the next day. Sleep. Repeat.

Does that sound similar to your routine? Chances are, it does.

Let's face it, being a young adult in today's society is challenging. Our lives are busy, filled with the many demands of life from all directions. Sometimes it's hard to even figure out where to go from here. Slowing down and tuning in to silence and reflection sounds like a nice idea, but the opportunity just never seems to present itself.

Not until now.

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Easter Retreat

Faith Connections Events - April 9, 2019 - 4:07pm
Event Date:  April 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm image/jpeg icons495163844931169236_p143_i80_w502.jpeg

If you are a young adult (18-39) seeking a unique way to reflect on this Easter, this retreat is for you! This retreat will give you the opportunity to celebrate the joy of Christ's Resurrection by reflecting on scripture with pottery.

Join us for a day of silence, reflection, creation, fellowship, and Taize prayer. Sr. Helen Kluke CSJ will guide us through the meditations on Scripture and exercises.

Cost: $25. Includes Pottery Supplies and Lunch. If cost is a concern, please email us at faithconnections@csj-to.ca.
Limited space. Registration required.

Register here:

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SIGN-UP HERE: "Hearing God's Call" A 6-Week Workshop series

Faith Connections Blog - March 28, 2019 - 3:58pm
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Wake up. Shower. Breakfast. Go to work or school. Come home. Dinner. Prepare for the next day. Sleep. Repeat.

Does that sound similar to your routine? Chances are, it does.

Let's face it, being a young adult in today's society is challenging. Our lives are busy, filled with the many demands of life from all directions. Sometimes it's hard to even figure out where to go from here. Slowing down and tuning in to silence and reflection sounds like a nice idea, but the opportunity just never seems to present itself.

Not until now.

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Lenten Listening

Faith Connections Events - February 22, 2019 - 3:06pm
Event Date:  March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm image/jpeg icon51548028_10155768259525780_8082573352318795776_o.jpg

Faith Connections, Regis College, and the Toronto Area Vocation Directors Association invite young adults (18-39) from different areas of the Archdiocese of Toronto to experience the gift of Spiritual Accompaniment this Lent!

The retreat will begin with a group gathering at Regis College (100 Wellesley St W, Toronto) on Ash Wednesday, March 6 @ 6:30 p.m. In the following six weeks, you will be invited to spend 15 minutes a day in prayer and meet with a spiritual companion in your area 3 times for 1 hour.

Cost: $25 (if an issue, please contact us)

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Lenten Listening Retreat... Sign-Up Here!

Faith Connections Blog - February 22, 2019 - 2:52pm
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Faith Connections, Regis College, and the Toronto Area Vocation Directors Association invite young adults (18-39) from different areas of the Archdiocese of Toronto to experience the gift of Spiritual Accompaniment this Lent!

The retreat will begin with a group gathering at Regis College (100 Wellesley St, Toronto) on Ash Wednesday, March 6 @ 6:30 p.m. In the following six weeks, you will be invited to spend 15 minutes a day in prayer and meet with a spiritual companion in your area 3 times for 1 hour.

Cost: $25 (if an issue, please contact us)

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

Faith Connections Events - February 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
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 - 2:22pm
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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Mustard Seed: A Supportive Environment

Mustard Seed - November 27, 2015 - 3:37pm
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 - 4:47pm
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 - 4:47pm
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 - 4:47pm
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 - 4:47pm
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 - 4:47pm
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 - 4:45pm
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 - 4:45pm
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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In Good Company: Roleplaying for Volunteers

In Good Company - November 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: When volunteers join In Good Company, they attend a training session to prepare for providing friendly visits to isolated individuals in their homes. A key part is watching two staff members roleplay.    Sister Mary Mettler, Ministry Director, plays a visitor and Anne LeFresne, Program Director, plays a client meeting her visitor for the first time.

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Studio on the Hill: The Joy of Children

Studio on the Hill - November 25, 2015 - 4:45pm
From the Fall 2015 issue of Springs of Hope: On Wednesday and Friday evenings, the laughter of children fills Studio on the Hill. Pottery classes for students aged 4 to 12 begin with a demonstration from Sister Helen Kluke, Ministry Director and Teacher. Students observe as she shows them how to make miniature hats, shields, neckties or something else from clay.

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