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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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JANUARY 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, March 10, 2018
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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MARCH 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, March 10, 2018
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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RCIA Networking Opportunity: Keeping the Momentum After Pentecost

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.

This event is open to Clergy, RCIA Directors and Head Catechists.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
RSVP TO: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Training for Bereavement Ministry

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) is $40. 

Training is open to new and experienced Bereavement Ministers.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23 and April 6, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
WHERE: This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:

St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa, and

Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke


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.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Peter's Parish, 100 Bainbridge Avenue, Woodbridge
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Hospitality Workshop

Stay tuned for more details! This workshop is open to Parish Ministry Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019
TIME: To be announced
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Quentin Schesnuik at 416-934-3400 ext. 568 or quentins@archtoronto.org

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 APRIL 2019

Training for Bereavement Ministry

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) is $40.

Training is open to new and experienced Bereavement Ministers.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23 and April 6, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
WHERE: This training will be offered at the following two locations via video conferencing:

St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 1100 Mary Street North, Oshawa, and

Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke


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


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MAY 2019

RCIA Formation Day

 Stay tuned for more details! This event is open to RCIA Catechists and Clergy.

WHERE: Saturday, May 4, 2019
TIME: To be announced
WHERE: St. Lawrence Martyr Parish, 2210 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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JUNE 2019

Workshop on Ministry with Maturing Adults

This Ministry supports the faith development and spiritual growth of men and women in the second half of life.

This workshop is open to Priests, Lay Pastoral Associates, Parish Leaders, Volunteers, and anyone interested in learning about this ministry.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: St. Bonaventure's Parish, 1300 Leslie Street, Don Mills
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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LPA Formation Day

Stay tuned for more details! This event is open to Lay Pastoral Associates and Clergy.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
TIME: 10:00 a.m.- 3 p.m.
WHERE: St. Clement's Parish, 409 Markland Drive, Etobicoke
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 5508 or bogrady@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.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2019
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


RCIA Formation Day

Stay tuned for more details! This event is open to RCIA Directors, Head Catechist and Clergy.

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019
TIME: To be announced
WHERE: Our Lady Queen of Poland, 625 Middlefield Rd, Scarborough
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org


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 JULY 2019

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 Music Ministers.

WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 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


Training for Music Ministers

Stay tuned for more details! Training is open to current Music Ministers.

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019
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


RCIA Networking Opportunity: Ways to involve the parish in RCIA

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.

This event is open to Clergy, RCIA Directors and Head Catechists.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2019
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Catholic Pastoral Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto
RSVP TO: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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SEPTEMBER 2019

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


Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists. Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton. The programme is free of charge, however, a booking fee may apply. If the programme is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish.

This program is open to new or all Catechists.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor
ONLINE COURSE BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, September 11, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, October 21, 2019
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@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, 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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 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: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
COST: To be announced
CONTACT: Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400, ext. 523 or formation@archtoronto.org


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. Mary's Parish, 65 Amelia Street, 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

An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists. Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton. The programme is free of charge, however, a booking fee may apply. If the programme is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish.

This program is open to new or all Catechists.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor
ONLINE COURSE BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, September 11, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, October 21, 2019
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org


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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 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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