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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
Fridays of Lent - 7:30 p.m.
St. Bonaventure Church
1300 Leslie Street, Toronto

Stations of the Cross
All are welcome to join us for Station of the Cross every Friday during the Lenten season.

Central Region
March 5 – April 20
Lenten Book Discussion
Reflection on Henri Nouwen’s Heart Speaks to Heart and Making All Things New, led by Brynn Lawrence. Online at:
http://wp.henrinouwen.org/rgroup_blog/. For more information, contact Maureen Wright, Nouwen Legacy Manager at mwright@henrinouwen.org or
All Regions

Registration due April 11
April 24, 3 p.m. to
April 27, 12:30 p.m.
St. Francis Centre
208501 Highway #9
Caledon, ON

Pathways Towards Spiritual and Clinical Health and Wellness: Association of Christian Therapists 30th Annual Canadian Conference
1 John 4:17-18  God is Love
We welcome everyone interested in the promotion of Christian Holistic Healthcare, Allied Health Services, Health and Healing Ministries, Educators, all Physicians, Psychiatrists and Psychologists, Nurses, Social Workers, Counsellors, Clergy, Religious and the Laity. Students are most welcome. Sponsorships available. Click here for Brochure and Registration Form. www.ACTheals.org. For more information, call Mary at 416-497-7059.

All Regions

April 15 – June 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre, 2nd Floor
1155 Yonge St., Toronto

Living with Separation and Divorce
A group for recently separated or divorced adults who are looking for a support group to help them cope with the difficult transition of being separated or divorced. $300 for 10 weeks. Advanced registration required. Call 416-921-1163 or email info@cfstoronto.com.
Central Region
April 18
Stations of the Cross – 10 a.m.
Good Friday Liturgy – 3 p.m. Teopoli
1458 Housey’s Rapids Rd., Gravenhurst
Good Friday at Teopoli, “City of God”
Please remember this is a day of prayer. All who come must participate in all the religious functions of the day. For information, please call Società Unita at
416-243-7319 or contact info@teopoli.com.
Northern Region
April 18 – 7:30 p.m.
St. James Church
728 Annette St., Toronto
Tenebrae: Lenten Music to Stir the Soul
St. Michael’s Choir School Alumni Choir
Written in the middle of the last century by Monsignor John Edward Ronan –principal founder of Toronto’s St. Michael’s Choir School – the Tenebrae responsories convey the sorrow of Holy Week through solemn and noble music. For further information, visit: www.smcsalumni.com or email: contactus@smcsalumni.com.
Central Region
April 21-25
1458 Housey’s Rapids Rd.
Gravenhurst, ON
Ora et Labora at Teopoli
Many centuries ago, there was a man who believed in the power of prayer and of sacrifice. He combined the two in a very harmonious manner and gave birth to Monasticism in the West. We now know him as
St. Benedict of Nursia.
Join us and stay a day, two days or five days to carry out work projects at Teopoli in a prayerful atmosphere with other dedicated volunteers. Food and lodging provided. 
To participate in this week of grace, call our office at
416-243-7319 or email info@teopoli.com.
Northern Region
Wednesdays, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Scarboro Missions Centre
2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
The Resurrection of Jesus
Talks by Rev. Dave Warren, SFM. This Easter season, rediscover the living Jesus through the eyes of St. Paul and the evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Free and open to all. To register, call 416-261-7135 or visit www.scarboromissions.ca for more information. Click here to view event poster.
Eastern Region
April 24 – 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Scarboro Missions
2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Book Launch & Celebration. “The People's Revolution: 24 Stories of a Scarboro Missionary”
Join us as we celebrate the release of Fr. Charlie Gervais' newest book, The People's Revolution: 24 Stories of a Scarboro Missionary. Come hear Fr. Charlie share some of his personal stories of his remarkable time as a missionary and be inspired by his story.
Eastern Region
April 25 – 7 p.m.
University of St. Michael’s College
(St. Basil’s Parish Hall)
50 St. Joseph St.
Holy Hour at St Basil’s
7 to 8 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration, hosted by the Basilian Fathers. 8:15 to 9 p.m. coffee house. Join us in the Parish Hall for live music and hot beverages. Featuring local artist Scott Samuel on guitar.
For more info, contact the Social & Community Coordinator, Leanna Cappiello at lcappiello@stbasiltoronto.org.
Central Region
April 25 – 7:30 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier Church
5650 Mavis Rd, Mississauga and
April 26 – 12 p.m.
St. Lawrence Martyr Church
2210 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough
Talk on Our Lady of Good Success
Our Lady of Good Success appeared on several occasions in the early 17th century to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in Quito, Ecuador. Fully approved by the Church, this Marian apparition contains an immensely important and hopeful message for our troubled times. Matthew Arnold, an EWTN Radio and TV personality who has produced dozens of Catholic audio and video presentations, will be giving an expanded presentation of his Lighthouse CD, “Our Lady of Good Success.”  Tickets are $5 and are available at St. Joseph’s Workshop Bookstore in Mississauga. For more information, call 905-568-8777 or email liz.rybka@lighthousecatholicmedia.org.
Multiple Regions
Upcoming weekends:
April 25, 26, 27 and
September 19, 20, 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
April 27 – 3 p.m.
Merciful Redeemer Parish
2775 Erin Centre. Blvd. Mississauga
Divine Mercy Sunday
Fr. Joseph Wasik founding pastor of Merciful Redeemer Parish will return to our community to celebrate our parishes' feast day. In the build-up to the feast of The Divine Mercy, the chaplet will be sung and prayed every evening at 6 p.m. All are welcomed to attend.
Western Region
April 27 – 2 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Parish
5633 Hwy #7, Markham
Divine Mercy Sunday
Devotions will be celebrated. All are welcome. For more information, please email parish@stpatrick.on.ca or call 905-294-5955.
Northern Region
April 28 – 7 to 9 p.m.
Paulist Centre
830 Bathurst St., Toronto
Devoutly Religious and Critically Scientific: Can You Be Both?
Join priest and scientist Fr. John McCarthy, SJ, in an engaging conversation about the often perceived tension between faith and science. Contributor to Faith and Science Matters and author of the forthcoming book Do Monkeys Go to Heaven?, Fr. John offers a fascinating exploration of Catholic teaching and scientific thought, dispelling popular myths. You won’t want to miss this talk which is free and open to the public!
Central Region
Tuesdays, April 29, May 6,
May 13, May 20
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Scarboro Missions Centre
2685 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
Listening in on Conversations with Jesus
Talks by Rev. Dave Warren, SFM. In the Gospel of John, Jesus engages in extended interactions with individuals. Jesus brings them face-to-face with who they are and face-to-face with who He is. Together we will eavesdrop on Jesus’ conversations. We might even find ourselves in the conversations. Free and open to all. To register, call 416-261-7135 or visit www.scarboromissions.ca for more information. Click here to view event poster.
Eastern Region
April 29 - 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Runs for five consecutive Tuesdays
Merciful Redeemer Parish
2775 Erin Centre Blvd. Mississauga

Theology of the Body Course
How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment? Singles, engaged couples, married couples, and youth 18+ are encouraged to attend. For information contact Anthony Mendes 416-302-4253, or Melvin Marques marquesm2020@gmail.com or Tod Markelj TOB@bell.net
A fee of $20 per person or $25 per couple, which includes a workbook, will be collected at the first session. Registration opens April 1, 2014. Click here to view poster with more information.

Western Region
April 30 to May 3
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Regis College, First Floor
100 Wellesley Street W., Toronto
Regis College Hosts Gently Used Book Sale
Regis College is holding its second annual used book sale. Entry fee of $5 on first day until 2 p.m. Proceeds support the education of lay, Jesuit and all other students. Donations of gently used books are being accepted during regular school hours. Local pickup may be arranged for larger quantities of books. For more information visit www.RegisCollege.ca/BookSale, email BookSale@RegisCollege.ca, or call
416-922-5474, ext. 244.
Central Region
April 30 – 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Carr Hall, Father Madden Auditorium
On the campus of the University of St. Michael’s College
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Ethical Issues and Transitions-In-Care Planning
Speakers include Bob Parke, Transitions-in-care Planning and Moral Distress; Bridget Campion, Transitions-in-care Planning: Some Ethical Considerations; Jane Meadus, The Elderly and Transitions-in-care Planning; and Dr. Rory Fisher, Concluding remarks.
For full details, click here.
Central Region
April 30 — 7 to 9 p.m.
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill
580 Progress Ave., Scarborough
Theology On Tap East – Devoutly Religious and Critically Scientific…Can you be both?
The Office of Catholic Youth, Faith Connections and your local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a relaxed setting, with special guest: Fr. John McCarthy, SJ. Fr. John will reflect on the relationship between faith and science. 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 the hashtag #ToTEast to join the conversation.
Eastern Region
April 30 and May 28 6:30 p.m.
15 Laxton Ave., Toronto

TAIZE Prayer with the Presentation Brothers
The Presentation Brothers invite you to a monthly TAIZE prayer at the Friary. “So you had not the strength to keep awake with me one hour?” Luke 26:40. Light refreshments will be served.
You are invited to bring a non-perishable item for St. Francis Table. As the friary has limited space, please contact 416-537-0327 if you are attending and indicate if you require parking.Click here to view poster.

Central Region

May 2 to 4 or May 23 to 25
Orillia, ON
Rregister by April 23

Becoming Gospel Women Today: A Weekend of Prayer and Contemplation
Single Women are invited to a retreat weekend on Lake Simcoe in Orillia, given by a team of Sisters of St. Joseph. For information and registration contact Sister Rosemary Fry, CSJ at rfry@csj-to.ca or 416-285-4166.

Northern Region
May 3 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Paul’s Basilica
83 Power St., Toronto
Sponsa Christi- An Introduction to Religious Life
Prayer, talks, fellowship & food with the Sisters of Life. For more information, contact: Sr. Cecilia Rose at 416-463-2722 or toronto@sistersoflife.org. To view poster with more information, click here.
Central Region
May 3 – 2 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. 
St. Brigid’s Church
300 Wolverleigh Blvd., Toronto

Kolbe Eucharistic Mini-Retreat
Join us for a special Lenten Kolbe Eucharistic Mini-Retreat. There will be Eucharistic adoration, prayer, and praise and worship. Fr. Eric Rodrigues
will give an inspiring talk on Saint John Paul II: 'Totus Tuus'. See www.kolbeapostolate.com for more information or click here to view poster.

Central Region
May 3 – English Pilgrimage
May 4 – Italian Pilgrimage
1458 Housey’s Rapids Rd.
Gravenhurst, ON
Pilgrimages at Teopoli
Since 1977, when a large wooden Cross was erected next to the water fall, 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. Please remember 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

May 3 – 1  to 7 p.m.
Stella Maris Residence
114 Madison Ave., Toronto

Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood "Come and See" Encountering the Easter Jesus Through Mary, Witness And Model
An afternoon retreat is being offered to discerning women (18 years and up). The day will include input, reflection, Eucharistic prayer and supper. A free will offering is suggested. For more information, contact:
416-518-8432 or stellamariscps1954@gmail.com.
Central Region
May 3 – 7 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Exhibition Place, Toronto
Gala Concert on the Occasion of the Canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
Catholic Family Radio invites you to a gala concert. The Honourary Patron of this event is Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. This gala will bring together Canadian soloists, an internationally acclaimed trio of clergy from Ireland called
The Priests
, a Canadian choir and Toronto
, conducted by Matthew Jaskiewicz. Throughout the gala concert there will be video excerpts from various events and pilgrimages of John Paul II. Ticket reservations can be made at www.radiorodzina.com or by calling
416-588-0555. Click here to view event poster.
Central Region
May 7-9
Ottawa, ON
The National March for Life
Events include Masses, prayer services, Eucharistic Adoration, a rally on Parliament Hill, banquets and a youth conference. On Thursday, May 8, gather on Parliament Hill at noon, hear speakers and march. We are raising awareness that the dangerous abortion drug, RU-486, is being considered for distribution in Canada.  Thus our theme is RU-4LIFE.
Join thousands at the National March for Life as we express concerns about the tragic impact abortion has on our nation. For more information call Campaign Life Coalition at 416-204-9749.  Details are available at www.marchforlife.ca or click here to view poster.
Outside Diocese
May 8 – 5 to 7 p.m.
Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies
59 Queen’s Park Cres. E., Toronto
Book Launch & Celebration: Pope John Paul II: A Saint for Canada
Join us as we celebrate the release of Fr. Thomas Rosica's newest book, Pope John Paul II: A Saint for Canada. In honour of Pope John Paul II’s canonization, Fr. Rosica accounts of the great pope's time in Canada and the lessons his life and teaching offer to us as we continue along the great journey of faith.
Central Region
May 12 – 7 to 9 p.m.
West 50 Pourhouse & Grille
50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga
Theology on Tap West – My Boss Made Me Do It: Ethics in the Workplace
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 guest: Paskwa Mutunga. Paskwa will speak about how to take your faith to work and make decisions based on your values. 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 West is on Twitter.  Use #ToTWest to join the conversation.
Western Region
May 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Sorbara Hall, St. Michael’s College
81 St. Mary’s St., Toronto
Late Nite Catechism: A Night of Comedy
Proceeds are to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Basil’s. The money raised will supplement the existing fund to serve those in need. In addition to weekly visitations to clients and assisting with food and clothing vouchers, we would like to earmark funds for special needs such as extra medical expenses. Tickets are $50 and include a $30 charitable receipt. For more information, contact Kathy at 416-923-8563 or email LNCToronto@yahoo.ca.
Central Region
June 8 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Morrow Park
3379 Bayview Ave., Toronto
St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Alumnae Social Event
Reconnect with fellow alumnae, tour the school and see the new vision of SJMP. Price for admission is $5 per adult. Children under 12 are free. Light appetizers will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Please RSVP to sjmp50@gmail.com by June 5. We hope to see you soon!
Central Region




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