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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
June 29 – August 2
Online Book Discussion on Nouwen’s “Can You Drink the Cup?”
Hosted by the Henri Nouwen Society and led by Ray Glennon, this discussion will explore Henri’s “Can You Drink the Cup?” for five weeks.
For more information, visit http://wp.henrinouwen.org/rgroup_blog/ or contact Maureen Wright, Nouwen Legacy Manager at mwright@henrinouwen.org or 416-926-2287.
All Regions
July 18 to 26 – 7 p.m.
St. Ann’s Church
120 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton
Annual Novena in Honour of St. Ann
Mass, novena prayers and blessing with the relic of
St. Ann. Confessions are heard after each Mass. Bishop Douglas Crosby of the Diocese of Hamilton will celebrate Mass on Saturday, July 26, the feast of St. Ann. A light reception will follow at St. Ann’s school next door. For more information, click here or call 905-544-0488.
Outside Diocese
July 25, 26 & 27
St. Anne’s Church
115 Vodden Street E., Brampton
St. Anne’s Parish Feast Celebrations
July 25 – 7 p.m. – Mass of Anointing
July 26 – 9:15 a.m. – Mass of Remembrance, followed by pancakes and sausages and children's carnival.
6 p.m. - Cultural night, entertainment, BBQ & dancing.
July 27 – 11 a.m. – Solemn Feast Mass with Bishop John A. Boissoneau, followed by an outdoor procession, BBQ & entertainment.
For more information, call 905 453-1303.
Western Region
July 25 to July 27
The Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure
1300 Leslie St., Toronto
Francis in Toronto: A Pilgrimage for Young Adults
With the young adults (18-39) of St. Bonaventure Parish and the Conventual Franciscan Friars, explore how the unique Franciscan spirit can inform our everyday lives and discover how the diverse religious communities of our Church have shaped the history of Toronto. Simple accommodation and meals will be provided. Cost is $100 and the registration deadline is Friday, July 11.
Contact Jonathan Nix for more information at
416-447-5571, ext. 258 or jonathan@st-bonaventure.ca.
Central Region
July 27
1458 Housey’s Rapids Rd. Gravenhurst, ON
English Pilgrimage at Teopoli
Since 1977, when a large wooden Cross was erected next to the waterfall, Teopoli became a center for monthly pilgrimages. These pilgrimages have three strong moments of common prayer: the Holy Mass, the Stations of the Cross and the Holy Rosary, with Eucharistic Benediction. This is a day of prayer. All who come must participate in all the religious functions of the day.
For info and bus reservations please call: Società Unita at 416-243-7319 or contact info@teopoli.com.
Northern Region
July 31 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Martys' Shrine
16163 Hwy 12 W., Midland

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Come and celebrate St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus at the Martyrs' Shrine. Join us for a day of celebration including opening reflection, Mass and a 4 km walking pilgrimage. For more information, visit http://martyrs-shrine.com/.

Northern Region
August 2 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
St. Brigid’s Parish
300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto
Kolbe Eucharistic Mini Retreat
Join us for Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, and praise and worship. Fr. Charles Anang from St. Augustine’s Seminary will give a talk titled “St. Francis de Sales: The Little Virtues.” Please visit www.kolbeapostolate.com for more information, or click here for the poster.
Central Region
August 5-7, - 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts
1515 Bathurst St., Toronto

Faith in the Public Square Colloquium
In our diverse, multicultural society, what role can religion play in civic life? Cardinal Thomas Collins,
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and Dale Ahlquist will address this question at the Faith in the Public Square. The event is part of a series of celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of St. Augustine’s Seminary. Tickets for each lecture cost $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.archtoronto.org/faithinthepublicsquare/.

Central Region
August 13 – 7 p.m.
Various Locations

Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed
Masses throughout the Archdiocese will take place for the souls of the deceased buried at Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Toronto. To see a complete listing of locations and celebrants,
click here.

All Regions
August 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Meet on the steps of St. Patrick's Church
141 McCaul St., Toronto
Faith Connections’ Street Patrol
Young adults 18-39 are invited to join us, walking the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need. Bring sandwiches and drinks to share with people we meet. Also appreciated are soft fruits, veggies, snacks or sweets. RSVP required, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.
Central Region
August 23 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Canadian Martyrs’ Shrine
Midland, Ontario
St. Josephine Bakhita and Our Lady of Kibeho Pilgrimage
Theme: “For Joy of the Gospel.” All are welcome to join us as we spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Program of activities:
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, will celebrate Holy Eucharist with other members of the Clergy. The day’s events also include: living rosary, scriptural reflection, and praise and worship. Young people of St. Josephine Bakhita Festival of Arts will perform the Passion of Christ.
Bus leaves several Toronto locations at 7 a.m. and will return at 3:30 p.m. from Midland at a cost of $20 per person. For more information, please call
Audrey 905-472-3337, Pat 905-948-0580 or Molly


Northern Region
August 30 – 2 to 4:30 p.m.
St. Brigid’s Parish
300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto
Kolbe Eucharistic Mini Retreat
Join us for Eucharistic Adoration, prayer, and praise and worship. Please note that this retreat replaces the first Saturday retreat in September.
Fr. Carlos Sierra Tobon, IMC will give a talk, titled “God’s Gifts: Ordinary and Extraordinary Ways to Live Them.” Please visit www.kolbeapostolate.com for more information, or click here for the poster.
Central Region
September 12 to 13
St. Pius X Parish
9 Waverly St., Brantford
Journeying in Community to the Fullness of Christ: Preparing to Celebrate Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist
A primary work of the Church is to prepare others for initiation into life in Christ, who leads us to shared life with our Triune God.  The ministry of preparing for initiation is as integral to our Christian identity as our weekly participation in Sunday Eucharist. The work of preparing others for Baptism, Confirmation and / or Eucharist belongs to all the baptized. The full brochure is available at http://olcinitiation.blogspot.ca. Click on "Upcoming Workshops." For questions email: olcrcia@gmail.com.
Outside Diocese
Upcoming weekends:
September 19 to 21
Retrouvaille Toronto: Help for Troubled Marriages 
A live-in weekend followed by six post sessions to help couples experiencing troubles in their marriage relationships. For further information, call 416-281-6007 or go to www.torontoretrouvaille.com.
Western Region
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Justin Martyr Parish
3898 Highway 7 East
Markham, ON

The Faith Explained Conference
Jesus: Yesterday, Today, Forever
Featuring talks by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Dr. Craig Evans and Cale Clarke. Click here for poster with more information or visit thefaithexplained.com

Northern Region
September 27 and 28
Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON
Regenerate[d] 2014 Catholic Conference Branches Catholic Ministries is hosting a dynamic Catholic conference, entitled “Regenerate(d) 2014,”featuring engaging talks from renowned Catholic speakers including Jeff Cavins, Michael Coren, Matthew Leonard, Father Mitch Pacwa and Ken Yasinski. You can view the promo video here.  Early bird tickets can be purchased online at www.go2branches.com.
Free admission for clergy, religious and seminarians. For more information, please call Branches at 905-685-7000 or email info@go2branches.com.
Click here to view poster.
Outside Diocese
October 3
Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville
90 Bloor St. E.
Affirming and Ethic of Care: What Patients Teach Us
Fall conference presented by the Centre for Clinical Ethics.The mission of the Centre for Clinical Ethics is to enable members of the healthcare community to identify and resolve ethical issues which arise in the clinical setting. For full list of speakers and topics, click here or visit www.ccethics.com.
Central Region




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