• June Justice Month

    Join Faith Connections throughout the month of June to jump into justice! Our events include:

    June Justice Month Kick Off, June 3

    Hike and Prayer: Ecology and Community, June 13

    Artists Against Consumerism, June 16

    Planting Seeds of Hope: A Peace and Mediation Workshop, June 25

  • How Faith and Law Intersect

    At our April Theology on Tap, Judge David Price of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice spoke on the topic “Faith and Law: Do They Intersect?” Here, two Faith Connections young adult vounteers reflect on his talk:

    Judge Price’s reflections on dispute resolution resonated with me. Judge Price asked us to consider dispute resolution as a bottom-up process in which the parties first attempt to find a solution between themselves, then with the assistance of lawyers, then through mediation, and finally, if all else fails, through the formal court system.

  • Social Justice Way of the Cross

    On March 28, Faith Connections organized a Social Justice Way of the Cross. We met on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church, Toronto, and from there we walked and prayed at different stops in the city.

    If you are interested in walking the same Way of the Cross, you can find the booklet containing the map and the prayers we used attached below in PDF format:

  • The Task (a poem for Holy Week)

    Thank you to Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard, CSJ, who shared the following poem with me.  It is a powerful reflection for Holy Week. I wonder how I would feel if I was “faced with or forced to” diverge from the path like Simon.  Yet … if only I have the courage to cease the opportunities presented to me they might bear great fruits.

    May each of you have a blessed and inspirational holy week,
    Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt

  • Building a Better World

    Sr. Mechtilde O'Mara, CSJ

    On Monday, March 9, Sister Mechtilde O'Mara, CSJ, gave a lecture entitled "Building a Better World, One Neighbourhood at a Time." Sr. Mechtilde discussed the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph over the past centuries and explored what it means to be a neighbour.

  • In Search of Becoming Human

    Our February 9th Theology on Tap opened with Nathan’s insight: tonight’s title, “Becoming Human,” implies we are not yet human and that a search to become human exists.
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  • The World Day of Social Justice - Friday March 20th – Please Join in Prayer

    Friday March 20 is The World Day of Social Justice and we invite you to join us in prayer.

    We are providing a link below to a prayer service. The prayer was developed using the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. We invite you to stand in solidarity with a global community working for justice. Please pray this service on your own / with family & friends / with colleagues or school groups / etc.

    The prayer in PDF format:

    The prayer in Microsoft Word format:

  • Green Living in the City

    At our Theology on Tap on January 12, Brigitte Shim of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects -- an internationally recognized and lauded architect and professor -- shared her insights on how “green living” can be achieved in the city. Her thoughtful and matter-of-fact style made this challenge seem realistic and achievable.
  • Young adult trip to Le Puy-en-Velay, France - sign up now!

    Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it

    A young adult gathering in Le Puy-en-Velay, France
    from August 2 to 12, 2009

    A number of young adults from different countries are invited to meet one another so that together they may search out ways of building a future that is more peaceful. more just and more human for all peoples.

    The theme of this gathering is: Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it