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Programs and Events in the Archdiocese

Faith Formation & Ministry Training 


Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation


CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org


Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program 

An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists. Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor

The programme is free of charge;  booking fee may apply. If the programme is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish. 

Online courses begin: 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Group gatherings begin: Sunday, October 28, 2018

LOCATIONSt. Timothy's Elementary School
25 Rochelle Crescent, Toronto 
(Don Mills and Sheppard, easily accessible by car or public transit with a convenient stop at Don Mills station.)

Registration closes October 17, 2018

CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org 


Family Ministry Network Meeting 
Thursday, December 13, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parish Ministry Leaders
CONTACT: Racquel Sevilla at 416-934-3400 ext. 509 or rsevilla@archtoronto.org



Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Parish  
2100 Jane Street, North York
Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish?
Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist?
Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion?
Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
POSTER HERE   
REGISTRATION HERE 
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org


RCIA Networking Opportunity: Preparing for Easter 

Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil and the culmination of one journey and the start of another for those looking to be initiated. Part of the role of those involved in RCIA formation is to help prepare the Elect for the reception of the Sacraments. Tonight is an opportunity to gather and hear a short presentation about one way to help prepare the Elect and will then provide an opportunity for discussion, sharing best practices in this area, and networking.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Clergy, RCIA directors and Head catechists
POSTER HERE
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Lay Pastoral Visitors

Saturday, February 2 and 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:
 
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish
3 Combermere Drive, Toronto
                         & 
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke

These sessions will prepare participants to provide pastoral visits and/or bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are confirmed in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals due to illness or infirmity. This training is also ideal as enrichment for those who already serve in the ministry to the sick. Please bring your own lunch. 
 
TARGET AUDIENCE: New and Seasoned Lay Pastoral Visitors
POSTER here
REGISTRATION here
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org



Marriage Sunday Milestone Anniversary Mass

Sunday, February 10, 2019
TIME: To be announced
LOCATION: To be announced

TARGET AUDIENCE: Married Couples celebrating their Milestone Anniversaries in 2019 (25, 40, 50, 60+ years) and General Public
CONTACT: Racquel Sevilla at 416-934-3400 ext. 509 or rsevilla@archtoronto.org 



RCIA Networking Opportunity: Keeping the Momentum after Pentecost

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
The hope is that every person that is initiated at the Easter Vigil will become a full, participating member of the Church. However, we know that is not the case, it seems inevitable at times that sometime after Pentecost the RCIA momentum slows down and the new Catholics struggle to find a place for themselves. Tonight we will look at ways the keep the momentum going after the Sacraments of Initiation and to help the newly initiated Catholics find a home in the parish. There will be a short presentation and then time for sharing and networking. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Clergy, RCIA directors and Head catechists
POSTER HERE
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Bereavement Ministry 

Saturday, March 23 and April 6, 2019, from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish
1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa
                          & 
Nativity of Our Lord Parish
480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
These sessions will prepare participants to minister to the bereaved in the parish setting. Participants will engage in an interactive, two-day faith-based educational and spiritual learning opportunity. Participants are required to attend both Saturdays. Please bring your own lunch. Cost of the workbook (optional): $40

TARGET AUDIENCE: New and Experienced Bereavement ministers
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org 



Training for Readers (Lectors) 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Peter's Parish
100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge
Do you read at Mass?
Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass?
Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah?
Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture?
Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Readers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Hospitality Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 2019
TIME: To be announced
LOCATION: To be announced 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Parish Ministry Leaders
CONTACT: Quentin Schesnuik at 416-934-3400 ext. 568 or quentins@archtoronto.org



RCIA Formation Day

Saturday, May 4, 2019
TIME: To be announced
St. Lawrence Martyr Parish
2210 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

TARGET AUDIENCE: RCIA Catechists and Clergy
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Workshop on Ministry with Maturing Adults 

Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Bonaventure’s Parish 
1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills
This Ministry supports the faith development and spiritual growth of men and women in the second half of life. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Priests, lay pastoral associates, parish leaders, volunteers, and anyone interested in learning about this ministry is all invited!
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org



Training for Readers (Lectors) 

Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Precious Blood Parish
1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
Do you read at Mass?
Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass?
Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah?
Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture?
Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Readers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



RCIA Formation Day

Saturday, June 22, 2019
TIME: To be announced
LOCATION: Our Lady Queen of Poland
625 Middlefield Rd, Scarborough

TARGET AUDIENCE: RCIA Directors, Head Catechist and Clergy
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Peter's Parish
840 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish?
Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist?
Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion?
Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Music Ministers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Music Ministers
Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Precious Blood Parish
1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Music Ministers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



RCIA Networking Opportunity: Ways to involve the parish in RCIA

Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
It seems that every RCIA wish list includes something like “more people to help”. While not everyone in the parish is called to be a catechist, sponsor or godparent, there are many different moments and opportunities to involve the whole parish in the RCIA process. Tonight we will look at different ways to involve those people who might not otherwise be involved in RCIA. There will be a short presentation and then time for sharing and networking.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Clergy, RCIA directors and Head catechists
POSTER HERE
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Readers (Lectors) 

Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Peter's Parish
840 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Do you read at Mass?
Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass?
Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah?
Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture?
Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Readers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Luke's Parish
39 Green Lane, Thornhill
Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish?
Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist?
Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion?
Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Music Ministers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org


Parish Ministry Conference

Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

LOCATION: To be announced
COST: To be announced
TARGET AUDIENCE: Clergy, parish staff and volunteers currently involved in parish ministries 
CONTACT: Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or formation@archtoronto.org



Training for Readers (Lectors) 

Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Parish,
1789 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto 
Do you read at Mass?
Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass?
Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah?
Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture?
Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.  

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Readers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima Parish
3216 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish?
Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist?
Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion?
Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry?

If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

TARGET AUDIENCE: Current Music Ministers
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or

rspellacy@archtoronto.org



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Last updated December 6, 2018