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Parish Ministry Conference

 Our annual Parish Ministry Conference is aimed at inspiring and equipping pastoral teams to better serve the parish community. The conference features ongoing formation, personal reflection, faith-sharing, fellowship, networking, and the celebration of the Eucharist. The ministry workshops will be offered by engaging and inspiring speakers.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Enza Rattenni, Events and Communications Coordinator at 416-934-3400, ext. 514 or at


Miraculous Catch of fish
2022 Parish Ministry Conference (Hybrid)
Moving Into the Deep Waters of Mission: Start with Jesus. The pandemic has accelerated the rate of decline in our ministries but also provided immense opportunities for growth and innovation. Moving into the deep starts with Jesus, what he did and what he asked us to do. It is He who challenges each one of us to grow as a disciple so that we can become a disciple maker and accompany others on the way. Whether you are a regular “person in the pew”, volunteer at your parish or a paid parish minister, it is time for us to move into the deep waters of our mission.
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2021 Virtual Parish Ministry Conference
With Burning Hearts. The account of the journey to Emmaus is one of accompaniment, recognition, and proclamation. “They said to each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us…’” (Luke 24:32) The new Directory for Catechesis asks us to go out as those who ‘echo the faith’, to engage with people of all ages and at all stages of life through our words and actions, giving witness to the Good News. This conference focused on understanding how every parish ministry is catechetical, and how we might go forward in the pandemic and post-pandemic context.
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Painting called Emmaus by Ladislav Zaborsky
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2020 Virtual Parish Ministry Conference
"Called to Be Saints" (1 Cor 1;2) When St. Paul addressed the church at Corinth, he referred to all who were sanctified in Christ Jesus as those who were called to be saints (1 Cor 1:2). We have heard this call to holiness echoed through the years in Church teachings and most recently, by Pope Francis. This conference focused on the source and meaning of our call to holiness, both as individuals and as the Church.
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2019 Parish Ministry Conference
Christ, the Sure Foundation: Catholicism in the 21st Century This year’s Parish Ministry Conference will address the reality of being Catholic in today’s world. We will inspire and equip pastoral teams to better serve their parish communities. With an engaging keynote address and seven informative tracks, our seasoned speakers will cover the landscape of parish ministry life, essentially answering the question: Why be Catholic?
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2018 Parish Ministry Conference
Be Disciples. Make Disciples. Learn more about how you can grow as a disciple and inspires others around you to do the same!
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