Prayer Formation and Leadership Opportunity

Burning Bush: Prayer Companion Teams – East and West

Let’s Hike & Pray Together! Jesus often hiked up mountainsides to be in prayer with the Father. Prayer hikes provide opportunities to practice spiritual disciplines such as prayer and meditation and to foster an awareness of, an appreciation for, and stewardship of God’s creation. This means that in order to better profit from Hike & Prayer activities we need to learn to become more of aware of God's presence and His gifts to us.

Faith Connections would like to provide the opportunity for Young Adults to plan and present Hike & Prayer events, and to learn to do so by creating an intentional prayer community that will foster faith formation. The mission of the team is to help other Young Adults to benefit from the Hike & Prayer events by preparing and guiding the walks. Each team of 4-8 people will meet twice a month to learn about their faith, different prayer styles, and to plan Hike & Prayer events that will help others have heartfelt experiences of God's love for them as they hike.

There are two teams – one in the East and one in the West which will meet on Tuesday nights starting at the end of August 2012. The Western team will meet near Lakeshore and Royal York Road and the Eastern team near Broadview and Queen Street East. Program sessions for both teams will be facilitated by Santiago Rodriguez, SJ.

Fall 2012 Schedule: (7-9:00 pm unless otherwise specified)

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2012 – – Initial Gathering–
    6:30-9:30pm – Location TBA (central/downtown)
  • Saturday, September 8, 2012 – Faith Connections Volunteer Formation and Training
    Day –9:30am to 3:00 pm – Location: Mustard Seed (791 Queen Street East)
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – East
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – West
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – East
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – West
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – East
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012 – West
  • Saturday, October 20 – Team East hike – time TBA
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – West
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – East
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – West
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – East
  • Saturday, November 24, 2012 – Hike – Team West hike – time TBA
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – West
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012 – East
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Christmas gathering – both teams

(Spring 2013 Schedule: TBA)

Would you like to be a part of one of these two teams? Contact Kelly Bourke at or call 416-467-2645 for more information. Deadline for application: August 17, 2012. You can download the application form below:

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