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Faith connections, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, welcomes young adults 18 to 39 to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community-building.
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Speaking Out: My Lent with a spiritual director

April 4, 2018 - 1:21pm
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Jacklyn Gilmor writes in The Catholic Register,

"Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so easy to get lost in the little sacrifices and traditions of Lent, forgetting what the real point is behind them.

"One year I’ll give up junk food and my friends won’t hear the end of it, especially when there’s a plate of cookies out or they go out for ice cream. After an agonizing 40 days, I get excited to have sugar again and to celebrate with everyone else. But I think many of us — myself included — have been missing the point.

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Thank you, Sister Mechtilde!

March 12, 2018 - 10:35am
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Since 2010, Sister Mechtilde O’Mara has been the Ministry Director of Faith Connections and is now stepping down from this role. The Board and staff of Fontbonne Ministries are grateful for the wisdom, wide experience and generosity in service that she brought to that role, and we wish her many blessings as she is called to use her gifts in other ways in the Congregation.

Meeting Jesus in the Sacrament of His Mercy

February 1, 2018 - 12:04pm
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Fr. Marcin Serwin spoke about "Sin and Confession" at Theology on Tap West on January 15, hosted by Faith Connections and the Office of Catholic Youth. Here, a young adult shares her experience of the evening:

What comes to your mind when you think of the word "confession"? An excitement and pure joy of telling someone about your transgressions? Probably not. If you are like me, you might have unpleasant feelings of guilt and embarrassment, being reminded of your faults and parts of yourself that you want to hide.

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