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Mix and Mingle

Faith Connections Events - June 12, 2019 - 11:53am
Event Date:  August 29, 2019 - 6:00pm image/jpeg iconparty-2545168_1920.jpg

An opportunity for young adults to "mix and mingle" with Priests, Sisters, and People Religious over a BBQ dinner! Location to be determined. Stay tuned for details!

Christ and Culture: Shakespeare in High Park

Faith Connections Events - June 12, 2019 - 11:47am
Event Date:  August 14, 2019 - 7:00pm image/jpeg iconwilliam-shakespeare-62936_1920.jpg

Live theater in the park. Admission on a donation basis. Play is "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare. Meet at the entrance to the High Park Amphitheatre (across from Grenadier Restaurant) at 7:00pm.

Faith in Action

Faith Connections Events - June 12, 2019 - 11:24am
Event Date:  August 10, 2019 - 10:00am image/jpeg iconcaucasian-3390232_1920.jpg

Save-the-date for an opportunity to volunteer in the GTA putting our faith into action. Stay tuned for event details.

B. Y. O. Board Game Night

Faith Connections Events - June 10, 2019 - 4:10pm
Event Date:  July 25, 2019 - 6:30pm image/jpeg iconsimon-ray-1537658-unsplash.jpg

Come and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and just a little competition! Some board games provided. We invite you to bring some of your own!

Snacks and beverages provided. Please RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

See you there! :)

Faith in Action: Street Patrol

Faith Connections Events - June 10, 2019 - 3:56pm
Event Date:  July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm image/jpeg icon61629206_10155971872320780_6261946559609438208_n.jpg

Matthew 25:40-45 "‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"

Please join us for Faith in Action on July 17th.

Meet on the front steps of St. Patrick's Parish (131 McCaul St.) at 6:30pm.

Please bring some food items to share with those in need. Soft fruits (bananas and tangerines) and juice boxes appreciated. RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2207451222900785/

Hike and Prayer

Faith Connections Events - June 10, 2019 - 11:17am
Event Date:  July 6, 2019 - 10:30am - 1:00pm image/jpeg icon62439741_10156005455660780_1467035471103131648_o.jpg

Come out for a mid-morning weekend "hike" through Colonel Samuel Park! A time of prayer, fellowship, reflection, while enjoying the beauty of God's creation in our very own city.

Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Southeast corner of Lakeshore and Kipling. Please bring comfortable walking shoes!

This Hike and Prayer will be facilitated by our special guest, Sabrina Chiefari.

To RSVP, please email faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/484304092316046/

Family at the Heart of Prayer

Faith Connections Events - May 31, 2019 - 11:49am
Event Date:  June 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm image/jpeg iconFacebook header.jpg

We invite you to celebrate the gift of family and grow in the faith through prayer! Our family-friendly day will include inspirational talks from Cardinal Collins and families, prayer, praise and worship, Saturday morning Mass, and hands-on activities. Be inspired and equipped to live out the faith at home and in the community!

Each family is required to register as one group. Grandparents, parents and children of all ages from the Archdiocese of Toronto are welcome!

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B. Y. O. Board Game Night

Faith Connections Events - May 31, 2019 - 11:40am
Event Date:  June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm image/jpeg icon61559418_10155971564345780_6758985399445487616_n.jpg

Come and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and just a little competition! Some board games provided. We invite you to bring some of your own!

Snacks and beverages provided. Please RSVP to faithconnections@csj-to.ca.

See you there! :)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409742343211008/

Theology on Tap-Downtown

Faith Connections Events - May 7, 2019 - 11:39am
Event Date:  May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm image/jpeg iconpexels-photo-1079033.jpeg

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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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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