Upcoming Community-posted Events

Theology on Tap - Durham

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join the Catholic Student Association - UOIT/DC on Tuesday January 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm for our next Theology On Tap Durham event at Riley's Pub in Oshawa (104 King St. E.)!

The topic for the evening is:
"JESUS: HISTORY & FAITH COLLIDE" presented by Cale Clarke, Director of The Faith Explained Institute.

All are welcome to attend this exciting opportunity to learn and discuss theology in a relaxed and comfortable setting! We hope to see you there!

Please Note: This event is being held on the fourth Tuesday in January. Free street parking is available after 6:00 pm and additional parking is available in the Green P lot located at the corner of Mary Street and King Street (next to Riley’s Pub).

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169630353076539/


Riley's Pub - Oshawa
104 King St. E
Oshawa, ON

Pub Night: Starting the year off with a new "Cat-itude"

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Start over with a new “Cat-itude”: “Catholic Attitude”! Seeing how we can shed our old ways of being judgmental by living more deeply in the Joy that we celebrated at Christmas.

Join us for evenings of discussion, reflection, and an opportunity to raise your questions about faith and the Catholic Church in an open and inviting atmosphere.

Bring a friend, an open mind and an open heart! This evening will be facilitated by Fr. Santo Arrigo C.Ss.R., Pastor, St. Patrick’s Church.

No admission at the door! Pub Grub Snacks will be provided, beverages are at the guest’s expense. Please RSVP for this event by January 18th.

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/498988853961437/

Organized by Ignite--St Patrick's Young Adult Ministry


Sin & Redemption Restaurant, Lounge & Pub - 136 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W2

Retreat Day: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, is North America's first indigenous saint. This retreat day will trace her beginnings from a village ravaged by a small pox epidemic, leaving her orphaned at four years old. She endured many sufferings and felt a call to be baptized a Christian by the Jesuits. There have been many healings attributed to her. Yet she was also a child of nature – always seeking God in creation. The church has named her a patron saint of ecology. Facilitated by Sr. Linda Gregg, CSJ. To register, see contact below.

COST: $40, includes lunch and snacks.
PHONE: 905-372-2741
EMAIL: villa@csjcanada.org
WEB: https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat/

See attached poster for more information

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​Villa St. Joseph 445 Monk St., Cobourg

Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

For the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an Ecumenical Taize Prayer Service. Join us for an hour of meditative prayer, song and silence in the Taize tradition together with local churches. All are welcome.

See poster for more details

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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
1701 Bloor Street West

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Angelic Doctor Lecture: The Beauty of God's Creation through the Eyes of a Molecular Biologist presented by Sr. Stephen Patrick O.P, Ph.D. Registration: https://newmanjan24.eventbrite.ca

Synopsis: As Catholics, our faith allows us to use the truths of scientific knowledge to encounter God through the beauty of His creation at the molecular level. Sr. Stephen Patrick will attempt to apply the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas to the world of molecular biology in order to facilitate an encounter with our loving Creator by describing the structure and function of DNA and its relationship with other molecules that are essential for life.

About the speaker: Sister Stephen Patrick joined the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2005 and professed her final vows on July 31, 2013. Sr. Stephen Patrick received her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in biology and in secondary education with a minor in chemistry in 2011. She earned a Master’s degree in Cell and Microbial Biology at The Catholic University of America in 2013, and graduated from CUA with a Ph. D in Cell and Microbial Biology in May 2018. The title of her dissertation was “Identification of SUP5: A Protein that Interfaces with the Deviant ATP-Binding Site of the Yeast Pdr5 Multidrug Transporter”.

Sister Stephen is currently a high school science teacher and has taught a variety of courses including Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Meteorology & Astronomy, and Physical Science.


Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8

Meet and Greet

Event Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Like free food? Like making new friends? Then this event is your chance to make new friends and eat free food at the same time We can’t wait to meet you! Open to all students!


Thomas Lounge (Inside SCC)
Ryerson University Campus

Young Adult Retreat with the Sisters of Life

Event Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 5:00pm - Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Join the Sisters of Life for the weekend retreat "True Identity in Christ" for Young Adults (18-35), led by the Dominican Fathers from the USA. A weekend of prayer, eucharistic adoration, conferences and fellowship with other young adults. Confessions and Mass will be available.

CONTACT: The Sisters of Life
PHONE: 416-463-2722
EMAIL: toronto@sistersoflife.org
WEB: http://www.sistersoflife.org/

See poster for more information

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St. Francis Retreat Centre, Caledon, ON

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Event Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

This is an annual event held in honor to celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


St. James Anglican Cathedral
65 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2E9

The Source with the Sisters of Life

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Source is a monthly Adoration hosted by the Sisters of Life.

Take a break from the noise of your daily life and spend time in quiet reflection with Jesus and after come downstairs to hang out with the coolest Sisters around. The Sisters of Life are a religious order of Sisters we are blessed to have in our city.

Find out more here: http://www.sistersoflife.org

Please share and invite your friends!

7-8 pm - Holy hour with music led by the Sisters, confessions available.
8-9 pm - Social in the parish hall.

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/380416846056465/


St Peter's Church, 840 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

Human Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 9:30am - 2:30pm

The CWL at Blessed Trinity Church invites you to a one- day conference on this frightening reality in Canada, and around the world. Guest speakers include Detective Rabitto Corrado, Toronto Region Police; Julie Neubauer, Covenant House; Alyssa Tanz, East Metro Youth Services; and Karly Church, who will be sharing her real-life experience. Free will donation of $10 is appreciated to cover the cost of lunch. To register, contact Kay Booker 416-357-5378 or email kaymax@sympatico.ca

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Blessed Trinity Church Parish Hall
3220 Bayview Ave., Toronto

Be Free: Women-Only Retreat

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:30am - 4:00pm


"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36)

(Registration form & other information below)

Each one of us has gone through things that were not easy to go through. Life has moved on, but have we? To be able to leave the past in the past we need to heal from it.

Once we heal from the past, we can use our experience as a stepping stone to growth. Without healing, we walk around with bags of stones, weighing us down and keeping us in the same spot for many years. It doesn’t need to be like this because regardless of what we have experienced, we can find freedom from it.

In this retreat we will hear testimonies of women who have experienced physical healing, sexual healing and healing from dysfunctional homes. God has healed, and continues to heal, the hearts of each one of these women.

Through these testimonies, small group discussions, one-on-one sessions, as well as adoration, we, as women of God, will take one step towards receiving freedom from our pasts and becoming the women God created us to be.

SPEAKERS: Nadia Masucci, Lynn Philips, Lisa D'Souza

ONE ON ONE sessions with speakers as well as with Veronica Stach

MUSIC: Desiree & Whitney D'Cunha

COSTS: donation basis & potluck lunch

REGISTRATION FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdx6HWjgC_89FIjkhb7ZdsWVbwIfKx...


St. Maximilian Kolbe Mississauga
4260 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1V8

Interfaith Dialogue Meeting: Alone Together

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Alone Together: Reflection and Meditation in Religious Practices

Interfaith Friends Group presents....

Experience and dialogue about the different ways to reflect and meditate in the Jewish, Catholic and Islamic faith traditions.

Admission is free.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045595068944319/

For more information, please email Vivian Kwok at vivian.kwok@alumni.utoronto.ca


Masjid Toronto (Multi Purpose Room, 2nd Floor)
168 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1C9

PovertyCure Series - Part 2 - Charity that Hurts

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Part 2 of the PovertyCure series: Charity that Hurts
Our guest speakers are Niilo Edwards, Executive Director, First Nations Major Projects Coalition and Walid Hejazi, Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management.

Registration: https://povcure2.eventbrite.ca
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Questions: alexandra.whittle@newmantoronto.com
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/938785559652146/


Newman Centre Catholic Chaplaincy
89 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2E8

Apologetics: When to Tow the Line and When to Let Go

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us as Vlad Mamaradlo, Lay Pastoral Assistant at St. Joseph the Worker speaks to us about Christian apologetics. Christians on many levels seek to gain confidence and assurance for our own faith. Learning apologetics gives us great value as we help seekers and doubters to get over the intellectual barriers keeping them from embracing faith in Christ.

As always, time with Jesus in Adoration will follow :) Dive deeper with us!

Snacks and beverages will be provided!

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2032821023469802/


St. Christopher's Church
1171 Clarkson Road N, Mississauga, ON

A View from the (Other) Bridge: a Woman’s Perspective on Ignatian Spirituality

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

On Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College will host a public lecture “A View from the (Other) Bridge: a Woman’s Perspective on Ignatian Spirituality,” presented by guest-speaker Gemma Simmonds, CJ.

For centuries women have been collaborating with the Jesuits in the pastoral practice of the Ignatian spiritual heritage. In doing so they have brought to bear on it a particular creative wisdom born of their own experience. Through the perspective of Mary Ward and other Ignatian women, this lecture explores the questions raised by looking at the heritage from another viewpoint.

Guest-speaker Gemma Simmonds, CJ, is a Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology at the Margaret Beaufor Institute of Theology in Cambridge, UK, and Director of the Religious Life Institute. Gemma Simmonds is a religious sisters of the Congregation of Jesus and an honorary fellow of Durham University. She is a past president of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain and has studied at the universities of Paris, Cambridge, London and Rio de Janeiro. She studied at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge for a doctorate on the early Jansenists. Her most recent publication is The Way of Ignatius: a Prayer Journey through Lent (London, SPCK, 2018).

This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) Loretto Sisters.

Register: https://regiscollege.ca/event/from-the-bridge/

Revival hosted by YTOL

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

REVIVE your hearts, souls and minds to conform to the obedient Will of God!

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7

REVIVAL is a conference hosted by Youth Teams of Our Lady for all youth and young adults! It is NOT limited to those who are members of the YTOL movement. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Join us for Praise & Worship, Mass, Social and a Conference to open our hearts to the Divine Word of God.

It is an opportunity to grow in faith alongside like-minded people and truly connect with those who seek Christ's presence in their lives. This is a chance to come together and learn about the Catholic faith, to experience genuine fellowship and to unite as members of the Body of Christ. This is an opportunity to experience the love of Christ through a movement that will, open your minds, lift your hearts — and change your lives forever.

Unite with one another to collectively FILL our Hearts, REVIVE our Call and RENEW our commitment to YTOL and to the Church.

PLEASE FILL OUT Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSew41a8j-bBtOcboSMpi4Qb6shJI1IN...

Registration Opens January 3, 2019
Early Bird – (Register on or before January 12) – $10.00
Regular – (January 13 – January 27) - $15.00

** Registration is NOT ENOUGH.

Please contact one of the three representatives listed below for payment:

Scarborough - Mark Wodz
Kitchener - Lukasz LumberJach
Mississauga - Joanna Manturowicz

Guest Speaker: Patrick Sullivan


"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

Contact Lukasz Jach or Joanna Manturowicz for more information.


Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
24 Cheritan Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1S4

Marriage Sunday: Celebration of Marriage Mass

Event Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Marriage Sunday highlights the importance of the sacrament of marriage and complements World Marriage Sunday celebrations that take place across North America.

The Celebration of Marriage Mass will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish (150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge). Cardinal Thomas Collins will preside over this special Mass where couples celebrating their milestone 25th, 40th, 50th and 60+ wedding anniversaries will be honoured.

Couples celebrating milestone anniversaries – 25th, 40th or 50th and 60+ anytime throughout 2019 are invited to register for reserved seating at the Mass. While other family members are welcome to attend the Mass, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the event at www.archtoronto.org/marriage/Pages/Celebration-of-Marriage-Mass.aspx

For Marriage Sunday resources, please visit www.archtoronto.org/marriage


St. Clare of Assisi Parish
150 St. Francis Avenue, Woodbridge

An Evening at the Seminary

Event Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 4:45pm - 7:45pm

Have you ever thought about becoming a priest? Spending an evening at the seminary offers discerners a glimpse into the place where priestly formation begins. The evening includes Holy Mass, dinner, a talk by Director of Vocations Fr. Chris Lemieux, and a tour of the seminary.


St. Augustine's Seminary
2661 Kingston Rd, Toronto, Ontario

Theology on Tap - EAST - How do you ask someone out on a date?

Event Date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

All young adults (19-39) are invited to join us for Theology on Tap, an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics, with munchies provided - come and bring a friend!

CONTACT: Office of Catholic Youth
PHONE: 416-599-7676
EMAIL: youngadult@ocytoronto.org


Le Spot Billiard Lounge
4531 Sheppard Ave E., 2nd Floor #200, Scarborough, ON

Young Women's Retreat with the Sisters of Life

Event Date: 
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm - Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join the Sisters of Life for the weekend Retreat, "Heart Speaks to Heart" for Young Women (18-35). A weekend of prayer, with time for silence, eucharistic adoration, conferences by the Sisters and an opportunity to meet with a Sister. Confessions and Mass will be available.

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St Francis Retreat Center
208501 Highway 9 Caledon, Ontario L7K 0A8

Ignatian Retreat 2019

Event Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:00pm - Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Ignatian Silent Retreat for Students | Hosted by the Hamilton Diocese Catholic Chaplaincies

Join us this reading break as we take time away from the busyness of the world and reconnect with our God through reflection, spiritiual direction, prayer and silence. Throughout the week, each student will regularly meet with a spiritual director to help guide their silent retreat experience. This retreat is truly life-changing, and an experience that you do not want to miss.

When: February 18th at 4pm - February 22nd at 1pm

Where: Ignatian Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario

Who: Post-secondary university or college students

Cost: **Discounted rate** for Hamilton Diocese students: $250 | Regular rate: $375 per student.
(Regular rate is $520! Students are getting an amazing discount!)

$100 Deposit due by February 1st. The remainder will be collected at the retreat centre via cash or cheque.
Deposit can be paid in person or via this Eventbrite page.

Ask your chaplaincy or parish if they'd be willing to sponsor you!

Register by February 1st. Limited spots available, so don't delay!

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ignatian-retreat-2019-tickets-53927334108?af...

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/789172494757165/


Ignatian Jesuit Centre
5420 Hwy 6 North, Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2

Discernment of Spirits Retreat

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Hosted by Ryerson Catholic Alumni Group.

God is speaking to us but sometimes it can be hard to hear his voice or maybe you have never heard him speak to you at all. How can we really know what God’s will is in our lives? How can we really listen to His call for each of us when there are so many different options that appear good? If your heart desires to follow God’s will but recognizing it is your greatest barrier then come to this one day retreat to begin to learn the process of recognizing God’s voice in your life.

This retreat day will be lead by CCO Missionary Michael Hall. Michael leads Discernment of Spirits retreats all across Canada and he will be breaking down one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, in his teachings of Discernment of Spirits.

Lunch will be provided.Sign up soon because space is limited



pin Ryerson Catholic Students Association 200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Z2

Justice, Freedom and Equality: the Keys to Peace in the Holy Land

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

On February 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., please join us at Regis College in the St. Joseph Chapel for our Annual Royackers Lecture “Justice, Freedom and Equality: the Keys to Peace in the Holy Land,” featuring guest-speaker Miko Peled, a Human Rights and Peace Activist. Miko will address the three universal values of ‘justice, freedom and equality’ and will explore how these values can change the face of the Holy Land.

Miko Peled is a writer and human rights activist, born and raised in Jerusalem. Driven by a personal family tragedy, he wrote a book about his journey “The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.” The book covers the work in which Peled’s family has been involved since his grandparents immigrated to Palestine in the early 20th century, as part of the Zionist project. His maternal grandfather was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence. His father was a General in the Israeli army and in the 1970’s, his father pioneered the Israeli Palestinian dialogue. He devotes hi life to working for peace and divides his time between writing and travelling internationally.

To register:

Lift Jesus Higher Rally

Event Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Lift Jesus Higher Rally (LJHR) is an annual event for Youth and Adults that focuses on evangelizing through uplifting music, testimonials, confessions, reflections, Divine Mercy celebration and a Eucharistic Procession.

Website & Tickets:


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
255 Front Street West

Lenten Retreat: To Jesus Through Mary

Event Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 5:00pm - Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join the Catholic Student Association-UOIT/DC for their upcoming Lenten Retreat from Friday March 8th to Sunday March 10th at Gethsemane Ministries in Wainfleet, Ontario. Take this opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of books and lectures, spend time in prayer and reflection, and meet some amazing people!

The topic for this retreat is "TO JESUS THROUGH MARY: BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE BLESSED MOTHER," led by Fr. Eric Mah (Priest Chaplain for UOIT, Durham College and Trent-Durham).


The cost for the retreat is $50 (which includes transportation, meals and accommodations for the entire weekend).

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Hawkyard (Campus Minister): csa.chaplaincy@outlook.com

Event Homepage: https://www.facebook.com/events/231678397712382/


Gethsemane Ministries
84008 Wellandport Road, Wainfleet, Ontario L0R 2J0