Would you like to know how to build a just society and live a life of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society? Would you like to know how to network, study and learn what it means to ‘do justice’? Would you like to know how to re-vision, re-imagine, re-create new alternatives in helping the poor? Would you like to have social justice resources and tools you can apply in your parish? Come to these workshops!
All workshops will be held at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, Room 4A (1155 Yonge Street, Toronto).
Contact Porfirio Garcia at 416-934-3400, ext. 569 or
email@example.com for more information.
An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists
Prerequisite: Approval of the pastor and commitment of the registrant to participate in the entire program
The programme is free of charge; a book fee may apply.
If the programme is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish.
The programme consists of:
April 8 - May 12, 2018Starting Anew from Christ: On
Being a Catechist (5 weeks)
May 27 - June 30, 2018Survey of Catholic Doctrine (5 weeks)
September 2-22, 2018 (plus project)Catechesis in the Archdiocese of Toronto (3 weeks)
Group gatherings (2 hours each):at St. Timothy's Elementary School25 Rochelle CrescentToronto ON M2J 1Y3(Don Mills and Sheppard, easily accessible by car or public transit with convenient stop at Don Mills station.)
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3-5 p.m.Six Tasks Inventory -
Spirituality of the Catechist
June 3, 2018, 3-5 p.m.Where Do I Find the Answers? -
Navigating Print & Internet Resources
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 3-5 p.m.The Liturgical Year -
Identifying Catechetical Styles
End-of-Program Session with Mass and Blessing of Catechists:Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.at St. Augustine's Seminaryd2661 Kingston RoadScarborough ON M1M 1M3
Registration closes April 4, 2018
For more information, contact Connie Price at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513.
Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto
Registration is now open for the Online Catechist Formation Programme, run by the Office of Formation for Discipleship. The programme begins on
April 8. Prerequisites are the pastor’s approval and the registrant’s commitment to participate in both online courses and group gatherings.
Download list of courses and seminars offered
Ministry with Maturing Adults Workshop
Grasping the Vision: A Ministry for the 21st Century
Saturday June 9th, 201810:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Church 65 Amelia Street, Barrie, ON L4M 1M7
Workshop will include panel presentations, question and answer period, testimonials, program displays, resource materials and handouts.
Priests, Lay Pastoral Associates, Parish leaders, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning more about this ministry are all invited.
The cost for the day is $20.00 which includes lunch. (Please make cheque payable to St. Mary's Church, Barrie).
Registration Form. Please register by June 4, 2018.
For more information, please contact Mary Perry White at (705) 728-2985 ext. 104 or
email@example.com or Sally Amaral at 416 934-3400 ext. 518 or
This workshop is co-sponsored by St. Mary's Parish, Barrie and Office of Formation for Discipleship
The Office of Formation for Discipleship will be holding a three-day formation day for RCIA directors and head catechists on June 23, July 7, and August 11 (please note the change of date for the June day) at Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough from 9a.m. until 4p.m.
Over the three days we will go through the RCIA ritual and discuss the various liturgical and catechetical needs that arise. There will also be time spent discussing various Canon Law questions and questions around the importance of discernment in the RCIA process.
The cost is $20.00 per day (for a total of $60.00 for all three) or $45.00 is you register for all three days by June 13. Lunch will be included on all three days.
Please go to the RCIA Formation Day event here and for the registration form here thank you.
If you have any questions please contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.934.3400 x525
June 14 & Sept 20: Network Meeting for Family Ministry
Sept 22 & 29 (Tentative): Training for Lay Pastoral Visitors to the Sick
Oct 20: Conference for Parish Staff and Volunteers
Nov 3: Training for Ministers of Music
Nov 3: Training for Ministers of Hospitality
Nov 3 & 10 (Tentative): Training for Bereavment Ministry
Nov 10: Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Nov 10: Training for Readers/Lectors
Nov 17: Faith & Family Festival