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Faith Connections invites young adults 18–39 to engage in opportunities that generate spiritual growth and community building.
We'll help you network with other young adults and put you in touch with young adult ministries.
Through our retreats and programs, we hope to nourish your spirituality, and we can help you find spiritual direction.
As a part of Fontbonne Ministries, we embrace the charism of unity and community taught by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.
Join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics!
Special guest: Victor Dodig, CEO of CIBC.
(Please note the change of date since the original posting of this event.)
Salt + Light Media says, "Do you think young people are not in Church? Think again, This week we speak with Sr. Mechtilde O’Mara, CSJ and Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt of Faith Connections, about young portraits of faith..."
Dear Friends of Faith Connections,
Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, the Program Director of Faith Connections, has accepted a position as the Manager of Mission and Values at Providence Healthcare beginning March 20, 2017. Though we are saddened at her leaving, Vanessa goes with our blessing and our prayers for her and her family as she navigates this transition. The presence and collaboration of our volunteers is even more necessary in the days ahead.
We at Faith Connections will miss our valued colleague and dear friend as we reflect on the many gifts she has brought to this ministry: intelligence, joy, creativity, theological expertise, organizational and administrative skills. And that is just the beginning of the list!
The first Theology on Tap of 2017, held at the Duke of York, was packed. The crowd of young adults were eager to hear Fr. Tom Rosica’s reflections on Amoris Laetitia – “Understanding the Joy of Love” (2016). This is the Pope’s Pastoral Letter which came out of the 2014-2015 Synod of Bishops. Fr. Tom gave a quick summary of the origins of synods (a word which comes from Latin meaning to “walk together”). Since Vatican II (1960s) these synods have taken place every 4 years with cardinals, bishops, lay people and consecrated coming together to reflect on the life of the church worldwide. At the most recent synod, the focus was on the family: marriage, children, elderly, divorce, infertility, etc.
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