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Archdiocesan Events

We work to raise awareness to the wonderful work taking place across the Archdiocese of Toronto. In this section you will find information about Archdiocesan and local community events that bring together our family of faith to educate, inform, reflect and inspire.

Publication of community events are not seen as an official endorsement by the Archdiocese of Toronto. We invite you to speak with local event contacts prior to attending to answer your questions in advance.

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Date and Location Event Details Region
December 23 – 7 p.m.
Paroisse Sacré-Coeur
381 Sherbourne St., Toronto
Christmas Music at Toronto Ordinariate Parish The Church St. Thomas More, Ordinariate CSP, invites you to a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Thomas More Choir is an ensemble of members who sing with some of the finest choirs in Canada, including: the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Tafelmusik, Elmer Iseler Singers and Elora Festival Singers. 
Christmas Eve Solemn Mass is at 4 p.m., December 24.
A Vigil Sung Mass for Mary, Mother of God will be celebrated at 5 p.m., December 31.
The Ordinariate Form Sung Mass with choral music is celebrated at 1:45 p.m. every Sunday. All are welcome.
Central Region

January 12 - 7 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 4th Floor
155 Yonge St., Toronto

Neuroscience and Resilience
New Beginnings and Catholic Family Services of Toronto invite you to the Catholic Pastoral Centre for an inspirational talk by James Shaughnessy, M.S.W., R.S.W., Psyn.D. entitled: Neuroscience and Resilience . Neuroscience teaches us that resilience is the capacity for our brain to adapt and bounce back after life-changing experiences. Come and learn how you can develop your own resiliency.  For more information please call 416-921-1163, ext. 2227.

Central Region

January 13, 2015 – 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Augustine’s Seminary
2661 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Clergy Formation Program
“Helping Families Through End-Of-Life Issues: What Priests Need to Know,” Presented by Fr. Kevin Belgrave. Cost is $40 and includes dinner. For more information, call 416-261-7207, ext. 235 or email ioftsas@rogers.com. To view poster, click here.
Eastern Region
Begins January 14
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Regis College
100 Wellesley St. W.
Regis College Windows on Theology Continuous Learning Series: “Painting as Spiritual Quest: The Religious Art of Maurice Denis, 1884-1943”
Presented by Fr. Gilles Mongeau, SJ. Maurice Denis - devout Catholic, friend of Cézanne and Gauguin, visionary painter and revolutionary theorist of art - understood his vocation as a painter as a prophetic and spiritual quest, as a service to his contemporaries in search of new meaning in post-revolutionary France at the dawn of the 20th century. The course will trace the story of his spiritual and artistic development through his paintings, his theoretical writings and his spiritual journal. Along the way, we will take time to reflect together on our own spiritual questions in dialogue with his art. Cost $175 for eight sessions. For more information and online registration, please visit www.RegisCollege.ca/Windows_On_Theology or call 416-922-5474, ext. 221. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
Central Region
Begins January 14 – 7 to 9 p.m.
Regis College
100 Wellesley St. W.
Regis College Film Series: “The Hidden Roots of Love”
Regis College invites you to a series of eight evenings to help you deepen your spiritual life. Small group discussion led by John O’Brien, SJ. Continues on Wednesdays for eight weeks until March 11. Free. For more information and to pre-register, please visit www.RegisCollege.ca/Film or call 416-922-5474,
ext. 221. Regis College is the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto.
Central Region
Begins January 14 – 7 to 9 p.m.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Hall
2300 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga
Theology of the Body
Discovering the master plan for your life: unfolding God’s plan for human love, life, marriage and family. Scripturally-based teaching of St. John Paul II. Presented over four consecutive Wednesdays. Request an information flyer or pre-register at TOB@bell.net. For more information, click here to view poster.
Western Region
January 20 & February 24
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Jane Frances Catholic School
2745 Jane St., Toronto

January 22 & February 26
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Maria Goretti Catholic School
21 Kenmark Blvd., Toronto
Calling All Parents Of Kindergarten Students!
The TCDSB invites all parents of kindergarten-age children to attend a free, two-part interactive parent fair. The fair will provide parents with advice and resources to help their children improve listening and understanding skills, speaking and literacy skills. To register, call
416-222-8282, ext. 2261 or visit www.tcdsb.org/parentfair. Free child minding and refreshments.
Central Region
January 22 – 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bear – A Firkin Pub
1294 Kingston Rd., Pickering
Theology On Tap East – New Evangelization: Pope Francis Style
The Office of Catholic Youth, Faith Connections, and your local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a relaxed setting, with special guests: Cheridan Sanders & Sebastian Gomes from Salt & Light Catholic Media.
Cheridan and Sebastian will speak about Pope Francis’ style of evangelizing “go and make a mess” and will dissect important themes from his apostolic exhortation: “Evangelii Gaudium – The Gospel of Joy.”
Munchies provided. Cash bar. Come and bring a friend! RSVP appreciated.
For more information, contact us at 416-599-7676, youth@ocytoronto.org or visit www.ocytoronto.org or www.faithconnections.ca.
Theology on Tap East is on Twitter.  Use #ToTEast to join the conversation.
Eastern Region
January 25 – 4 p.m.
Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
1585 Yonge Street
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015
Ecumenical Prayer Service

Come and join us in an ecumenical prayer service with
His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Anglican Archbishop Colin Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Bishop Michael Pryse, Slovak Catholic Bishop John Pazak, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Rev. Dr. Harris Athanasiadis and other city-wide religious leaders.
Homilist: The Rev. Dr. Paul Scott Wilson (Professor of Homiletics, Emmanuel College and ordained Minister of the United Church of Canada).
Parking is available. Refreshments to follow in church hall. For further information, please contact the Office of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs at 416-934-3400,
ext. 344 or ext. 527 or email vkwok@archtoronto.org. For poster with more information, click here.
Central Region

Beginning on Monday, January 26
Seven Consecutive Monday Evenings 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Holy Family Parish Hall
1372 King Street West, Toronto

Oratory Marriage Preparation Course Registration takes place at the first session. Cost is $150 per couple. For more information contact the Oratory at 416-532-2879 or mail@oratory-toronto.org. Central Region
February 1 - 3 p.m.
St. Paul’s Basilica
83 Power Street, Toronto
World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life Celebration
On Monday, February 2, 2015, the Church celebrates the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life. 
In the Archdiocese of Toronto we are blessed to have living and serving among us more than 1,000 religious men and women of over 100 different religious congregations.  This World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is a wonderful opportunity for us to thank God for the gifts of these religious sisters, brothers and priests and to pray for God’s blessing upon them in their efforts to faithfully live the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Basilica, there will be a special Mass presided by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, in celebration of the vocation and witness of these special men and women religious who are such an important part of the life and ministry of the Church in our archdiocese. All are welcome to attend.
Central Region
February 27 -7 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St. W., Toronto.
Chesterton Debate Series: Religion’s Role in Political Life
God’s Politics? Professor Iain Benson, Catholic legal scholar and writer, and Leslie Rosenblood, policy advisor to the Canadian Secular Alliance, will debate “Religion’s Role in Political Life.” Lorna Dueck, TV host of “Context with Lorna Dueck”, will moderate the debate. The event is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Office of Catholic Youth. Online registration opens Friday, January 23, 2015 at www.chestertondebate.com.For more information about the Chesterton Debate Series please visit the website.
Central Region




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