• Come to a Weekend Retreat for Single Women

    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto invite single women aged 18-39 to join them for a weekend of prayer and reflection.
    Reflections shared by Patricia – a participant on the June 2009 retreat: "Listen, I am standing at the door knocking" A spiritual retreat is a personal encounter with GOD. In it we listen to God’s voice and open ourselves to God’s guidance.
  • Bringing Truth, Goodness and Beauty to the Media

    Fr. James Mallon spoke about "Faith in the Media" at Theology on Tap on August 20. He tackled two questions: Can we trust the media? What is the Church's role in the media?

    On the first question, we trust the mediation of art when it represents truth, beauty, and goodness. A narrative that represents these things brings us closer to God. Art is true when it originates in the Holy Spirit, and its mediator does not change it to suit his/her own special interest. Art is beautiful when it is inspiring and not depressing. Art is good when it gives us hope.

  • Employment Opportunity: Part-time Cook

    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto are looking for a Part-time Cook for dinner preparation for 8 Sisters (plus guests as required) at 528 Palmerston Blvd. Hours are 2:30-6:30, Monday to Friday, hourly rate: $17.04.

    Please apply in writing to Russ Nesbitt, Director of Food Services. Resumes may be faxed to 416-222-0186 or e-mailed to rnesbitt@csj-to.ca

    Qualifications:

  • Alpha Canada Searches for National Director

    Starting today, Friday, August 14th, the Board of Alpha Canada
    begins a cross-country search for the ministry's next National
    Director.

    The current National Director, Susan Cockburn, has signaled her
    intention to step down for personal reasons. Susan will maintain
    her present responsibilities until the position is filled; she
    will then continue serving the church in Canada as Alpha's
    Regional Director for British Columbia.

    "It has been an incredible privilege working in this role," said
    Susan. "The vision of Alpha Canada is the evangelization of

  • Employment Opportunity: Communications Co-ordinator

    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a Roman Catholic religious congregation, are seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator to report to the Director of Communications. This role will focus on developing the Sisters' communication vehicles as well as the coordination of new initiatives.

  • Peace is possible!

    The Catholic Register has published a great article about the Faith Connections June Justice Month event, Planting Seeds of Hope: a peace and mediation workshop with Dr. Sara Schleien and Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard, explaining how "to really understand peace, and to be good mediators, people need to start with themselves by bringing peace to the community through volunteering and thoughtful gestures."

    Click here to read the full article!

  • Volunteer with Faith Connections!

    Faith Connections is looking for volunteers and we’d love your help! If you are interested in helping support young adults, please contact Vanessa at faithconnections@csj-to.ca or 416-222-1426 ext 276.

    Opportunities include but are not limited to:

    • Theology on Tap Team – join our wonderful ToT Team. The commitment would be one Monday evening a month from 6:45pm to 9:15pm as well as attending an orientation session.
    • Photographer – do you enjoy taking pictures? We’d love your help at our events!
  • Artists Against Consumerism

    Today is our third event of June Justice Month.  This month has been a wonderful chance to reflect on and explore the issues of justice.

    Tonight we will reflect, pray, and dialogue about consumerism.  I invite all of you to join us in discussion (by posting comments/your thoughts to this blog) and prayer:


    Reflecting on the Juxtapositions of Consumerism

    Lord we take a moment to put ourselves in your presence …

  • Artists Against Consumerism

    This evening Faith Connections will host its third event of June Justice Month - Artists Against Consumerism.  This month has been a wonderful chance to reflect on and explore the issues of justice.

    This evening will be an opportunity to reflect, pray, and dialgoue about consumerism.  I invite all of you to join us in prayer ...

  • We Are All Artists

    Kate Marshall Flaherty, poet, and instructor of yoga, meditation and the written word began her talk on “Writing as a Spiritual Practice” with this message at Theology on Tap on May 11, 2009. She was referring to the art of writing which she explained can be in many forms such as poetry, journaling, letters, and email communication. This makes writing accessible to everyone! Further, she believes writing can be beneficial for everyone! Simply put, writing is “a way of expressing the heart” which makes it a cathartic, healing and therapeutic experience.