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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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Young people, Faith and Discernment

October 25, 2017 - 1:41pm
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On October 22nd, Salt + Light TV aired a special program on the topic of the 2018 synod on “Youth, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. Faith Connections participated in the panel along with many other young adults all throughout Canada. You can watch it here!

Synods on our Minds — The First Theology on Tap Central and the Speak Up! Listening Sessions

October 24, 2017 - 10:39am
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The lived experience of church for many people is very local.

Most often, this consists of going to the nearby parish for Mass on Sunday and other holy days, and maybe the occasional trip to the confessional. Some also give their time to volunteer with parish groups. In living this localized experience, we may not always be totally aware what is going on in the wider, universal Church, in particular at the realm of the Pope, bishops and cardinals; nor are we always entirely cognizant of how their activities connect with our involvement the mystical Body of Christ.

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Young adults looking for larger welcome mat

September 25, 2017 - 9:12am
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The Catholic Register writes, "Faith Connections, a young adult ministry run by the Congregations of the Sisters of St. Joseph Toronto, and the archdioceses’s Office of Catholic Youth, are organizing the listening sessions in preparation for a report that the archdiocese will submit to the Vatican in preparation for the Synod on Young People in October 2018..."

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Young adults encounter Christ through Shakespeare

August 15, 2017 - 9:18am
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Vanessa Chan writes in The Catholic Register:

"What do Shakespeare and Christ have in common? On the surface, not a lot. But dig a little deeper and the common ground start to become clear, as one group of young adults has discovered through Faith Connections’ Christ and Culture program. As part of the program, the group attended an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Toronto’s High Park Amphitheatre on Aug. 2."

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Experts weigh in on future of the Church in Canada

July 31, 2017 - 1:44pm
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Michael Swan of The Catholic Register interviewed Kat Kuzar, our Program Director, for a feature article on the future of the Catholic Church in Canada.

“It will be really young and very vibrant — and it will be different, too. The focus right now is shifting. I can see that shift and it’s very significant.”

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