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
Sunday, 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
If you are involved in a ministry in your parish please join us on:
The cost for the day is $20.00 and will include lunch. RSVP deadline is April 30.
For more information please contact Rebecca at
email@example.com or 416-934-3400, ext. 525.
poster and registration form
These sessions will prepare participants to minister to the bereaved in a 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 workbook (optional): $40
Saturdays, May 12 and 26, 20189:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.St. Patrick's Parish921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga ON L4Y 2J6
Download poster and
For more information please contact Sally at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 518.
Registration is now open for a Formation and Training Day for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers on
Saturday, May 12 at St. Clement’s Parish, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke.
Formation and Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to all current and prospective Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the day will consist of a discussion of the theology of the Eucharist, discussion on the liturgical considerations needed for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and there will also be time for other practical needs and concerns to be addressed.
Formation and Training for Readers will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Open to all current and prospective readers, the day will be spent discussing the theological and liturgical importance of the proclamation Scripture as well as discussing practical tips and tools to aide in the formation of Readers in the parish.
For more information please see the poster or contact Rebecca Spellacy at
email@example.com or 416-934-3400, ext. 525.
Liturgy of the Word with Children provides an opportunity to share the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds. Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children will hear the Gospel in words they can understand. The children will have time to discuss what Gospel means in their lives, while continuing their participation in the Mass.
During this workshop you will:
- discern the role of the adult leader
- develop your skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel
- discover ways to facilitate the Gospel reflection with children
- discuss ways to set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year
- review volunteer screening requirements
Saturday, May 12
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.St. Patrick's Church215 Pine Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0
You may register by giving your name, mailing address, contact information (email address or phone number) and parish name to Ella at 416-934-3400 x523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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). Download Poster, Brochure and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is co-sponsored by St. Mary's Parish, Barrie and Office of Formation for Discipleship