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Programs and Workshops in the Archdiocese

Feel free to peruse this list below to discover formation opportunities within the Archdiocese of Toronto. Click on the month for a quicker look!

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 JULY 2019

Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

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

These online courses are open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

START DATE: Sunday, September 8, 2019
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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AUGUST 2019

Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

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

These online courses are open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

START DATE: Sunday, September 8, 2019
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Catechist Formation Program. The program runs from October 27, 2019 to June 20, 2020. New courses and seminars have been added to allow for more specialization. See the new brochure at for all of the details or contact Connie Price at cprice@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513.

This program is open to all Catechists, both new and experienced.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor, $250 refundable deposit*
PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS:  Saturday, June 20, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

*The deposit will be refunded within one month of completion of the full program (by July 27, 2020)





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SEPTEMBER 2019

Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

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

These online courses are open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

START DATE: Sunday, September 8, 2019
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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Training for Readers (Lectors)

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.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Peter's Parish, 840 Bathurst Street, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Catechist Formation Program. The program runs from October 27, 2019 to June 20, 2020. New courses and seminars have been added to allow for more specialization. See the new brochure at for all of the details or contact Connie Price at cprice@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513.

This program is open to all Catechists, both new and experienced.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor, $250 refundable deposit*
PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS:  Saturday, June 20, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

*The deposit will be refunded within one month of completion of the full program (by July 27, 2020)



Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Luke's Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Training for Lay Pastoral Visitors

These sessions will prepare participants to provide pastoral visits and/or bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are confined in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals due to illness or infirmity. Participants are required to attend both Saturdays and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Lay Pastoral Visitors

WHEN: Saturday, September 21 and 28, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Gregory's Parish, 122 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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OCTOBER 2019

Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshop participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader

- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel

- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children

- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year

- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough 
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

REGISTRATION FORM (complete and send to formation@archtoronto.org)

 


2ND Annual Parish Ministry Conference

The 2019 Parish Ministry Conference is aimed at inspiring and equipping pastoral teams to better serve the parish community. Come and revitalize your gifts in service and witness to Christ in the world! 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. The Mass celebrant will be His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins.

This event is open to Clergy, Parish Staff, and Volunteers currently involved in parish ministries.

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019

TIME: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Mass at 4:30 p.m. with Cardinal Thomas Collins

WHERE: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga

COST:
Parish Group Rate - $350 (deal ends on July 31, 2019)
Individual Rate - $60 per person
Registration ends on Friday, October 11, 2019 or when all seats are sold.

CONTACT: Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400, ext. 523 or formation@archtoronto.org

2ND ANNUAL PARISH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
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Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshop, participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader
- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel
- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children
- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year
- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: St. John Vianney Parish, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

REGISTRATION FORM (complete and send to formation@archtoronto.org)



Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 Catechist Formation Program. The program runs from October 27, 2019 to June 20, 2020. New courses and seminars have been added to allow for more specialization. See the new brochure at for all of the details or contact Connie Price at cprice@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513.

This program is open to all Catechists, both new and experienced.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor, $250 refundable deposit*
PROGRAM BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
PROGRAM ENDS:  Saturday, June 20, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

*The deposit will be refunded within one month of completion of the full program (by July 27, 2020)




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NOVEMBER 2019

Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshop, participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader

- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel

- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children

- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year

- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: St. Patrick's Parish, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

REGISTRATION FORM (complete and send to formation@archtoronto.org)



Training for Bereavement Ministry

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 and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Bereavement Ministers

WHEN: Saturdays, November 9 and 16, 2019
TIME:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
WHERE: St. Gabriel’s Parish
670 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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Training for Readers (Lectors)

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.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Bernard de Clairvaux Parish, 1789 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Rose of Lima Parish, 3216 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



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JANUARY 2020

RCIA Networking Opportunities

For RCIA directors, head catechists and clergy

Come join other RCIA directors and head catechists for a time of sharing and networking on important topics in RCIA. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Training for Readers (Lectors)

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.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Patrick's Parish, 131 McCaul Street, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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FEBRUARY 2020

Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough 
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Celebration of Marriage Sunday

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2020
TIME: To be announced
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Patrick Douglas at 416-934-3400 ext. 505 or pdouglas@archtoronto.org

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Ministers of Care: Growing in Ministry Meeting

This gathering will provide a great opportunity for Ministers of Care Coordinators and Team Leaders who are involved in the: Ministry to the Sick & Elderly in homes, nursing homes or hospitals; Bereavement Ministry; and other caring ministries to connect with leaders from various parishes for prayer, support, sharing and networking.

This is open to current Ministry Leaders and Coordinators.

WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020
TIME:  10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
WHERE: To be announced

CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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MARCH 2020

RCIA Networking Opportunities

For RCIA directors, head catechists and clergy

Come join other RCIA directors and head catechists for a time of sharing and networking on important topics in RCIA. 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org




Training for Readers (Lectors)

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.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE:  Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough 
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Ministry with Maturing Adults Network

This is open to current Ministry Leaders and Coordinators.

WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2020
TIME:  10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
WHERE: To be announced

CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. David's Parish, 2601 Major MacKenzie Dr. West, Maple
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Training for Lay Pastoral Visitors

These sessions will prepare participants to provide pastoral visits and/or bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are confined in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals due to illness or infirmity. Participants are required to attend both Saturdays and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Lay Pastoral Visitors

WHEN: Saturday, March 28 & April 4, 2020
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Jerome's Parish, 8530 Chinguacousy Rd, Brampton
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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 APRIL 2020

RCIA Formation Day

For RCIA directors, head catechists and clergy

Come join other RCIA directors and head catechists for a time of sharing and networking on important topics in RCIA. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2020
TIME: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 222 Ridley Blvd, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org


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MAY 2020

Training for Bereavement Ministry

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 and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Bereavement Ministers

WHEN: Tuesdays, May 5 & May 12, 2020
TIME:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
WHERE: St. Martin of Tours Parish, 1290 McBride Avenue, Mississauga

CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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Family at the Heart of Formation

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced 
CONTACT: Patrick Douglas at 416-934-3400 ext. 505 or pdouglas@archtoronto.org

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JUNE 2020

RCIA Formation Day

For RCIA directors, head catechists and clergy

Come join other RCIA directors and head catechists for a time of sharing and networking on important topics in RCIA. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2020
TIME: 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 782 Brown's Line, Etobicoke
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org



Ministry with Maturing Adults Workshop

Open to Maturing Adults

WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2020
TIME:  9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
WHERE: St. Mary's Parish, 66 Main St. South, Brampton

CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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