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Family at the Heart of Prayer

Family at the Heart of Prayer

Archdiocesan Family Festival

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 4260 Cawthra Road, Mississauga

Cost: $35 per family (any size).  Includes lunch and snacks.

Thank you for your interest in this event, however registration is now closed.


“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

We invite you to celebrate the gift of family and grow in the faith through prayer! Our family-friendly day will include inspirational talks from Cardinal Collins and families, prayer, praise and worship, Saturday morning Mass, and hands-on activities. Be inspired and equipped to live out the faith at home and in the community!

Each family is required to register as one group. Grandparents, parents and children of all ages from the Archdiocese of Toronto are welcome! 

Registration is open and will continue until June 16, 2019 or when we have reached the maximum number of registrations. Please register early as spaces are limited.

This event is being hosted by the Office of Formation for Discipleship at Archdiocese of Toronto in collaboration with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, BLD Toronto, Couples for Christ, Faith Connections, Focolare and Teams of Our Lady.


Highlights from the Family at the Heart of Servivce event in 2018

Video highlights from Family at the Heart of Service (2018)


  1. How much does it cost to attend the conference?
    The cost is $35 per family of any size to attend the conference. When registering you will be asked to enter the details for each family member

  2. How do I register for the conference?
    Registration and payment is offered online. Click the register button above to register.

  3. Is food included in the registration cost? 
    Lunch and light refreshments will be served at the event.

  4. Is the event accessible via public transit?
    Yes. The event is accessible via public transit with bus routes near the parish serviced by Mississauga’s municipal transit, MiWay, with links to the TTC.  Please visit here for details on how to get there.

  5. Is parking available at the venue?
    Free parking is available at the venue. 

  6. Is the event accessible for wheelchair users?
    Yes. All the event spaces are accessible. There are accessible washrooms as well.

  7. Is the event kid-friendly?
    Yes. We will have fun activities that children can participate in with the help of their parents. We will have scheduled breaks so that the little ones can stretch their legs and you are welcome to take breaks, as needed.
    Please note that there will be no child care services available. The event is meant for parents and children to spend time together throughout the day.

  8. Will Mass be celebrated at the event?
    Yes, a Saturday morning Mass will be celebrated as part of this event. Please note that this is a Mass for Saturday and is not the same as the Saturday evening Mass which satisfies the Sunday obligation.

  9. I still have more questions. Is there a number I could call?
    Please call the Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400, ext. 523 if you have any additional questions.