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Feel free to peruse this list below to discover formation opportunities within the Archdiocese of Toronto. Click on the month for a quicker look!

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JANUARY 2019

Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.

These online courses are open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

START DATE: Sunday, March 10, 2018
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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MAY 2019

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JUNE 2019

Registration is Now Open for Online Faith Formation Courses!

Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.

These online courses are open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

START DATE: Sunday, July 21, 2019
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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 JULY 2019

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SEPTEMBER 2019

Training for Readers (Lectors)

Do you read at Mass? Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass? Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah? Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture? Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry? If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Peter's Parish, 840 Bathurst Street, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists. Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton. The program is free of charge, however, a booking fee may apply. If the program is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish.

This program is open to new or all Catechists.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor
ONLINE COURSE BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, September 11, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, October 21, 2019
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish? Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist? Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion? Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry? If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Luke's Parish, 39 Green Lane, Thornhill
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org

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Training for Lay Pastoral Visitors

These sessions will prepare participants to provide pastoral visits and/or bring Holy Communion to parishioners who are confined in their homes, nursing homes and hospitals due to illness or infirmity. Participants are required to attend both Saturdays and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Lay Pastoral Visitors

WHEN: Saturday, September 21 and 28, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Gregory's Parish, 122 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at 416-934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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 OCTOBER 2019

Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshopp participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader

- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel

- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children

- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year

- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.


WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2019

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Precious Blood Parish, 1737 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough 
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

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2ND Annual Parish Ministry Conference

The 2019 Parish Ministry Conference is aimed at inspiring and equipping pastoral teams to better serve the parish community. Come and revitalize your gifts in service and witness to Christ in the world! The conference features ongoing formation, personal reflection, faith sharing, fellowship, networking and the celebration of the Eucharist. The ministry workshops will be offered by engaging and inspiring speakers. The Mass celebrant will be His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Collins.

This event is open to Clergy, Parish Staff, and Volunteers currently involved in parish ministries.

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2019

TIME: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Mass at 4:30 p.m. with Cardinal Thomas Collins

WHERE: Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga

COST:
Parish Group Rate - $350 (deal ends on July 31, 2019)
Individual Rate - $60 per person
Registration ends on Friday, October 11, 2019 or when all seats are sold.

CONTACT: Office of Formation for Discipleship at 416-934-3400, ext. 523 or formation@archtoronto.org

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Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshop, participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader
- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel
- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children
- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year
- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: St. Mary's Parish, 65 Amelia Street, Barrie
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

REGISTRATION FORM (complete and send to formation@archtoronto.org)


Archdiocesan Online Catechist Formation Program

An experience of faith formation that informs the ministry of catechists. Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton. The programme is free of charge, however, a booking fee may apply. If the programme is not completed, a $75 charge per incomplete registration will be billed to the parish.

This program is open to new or all Catechists.

PREREQUISITE: Approval of the pastor
ONLINE COURSE BEGINS: Sunday, October 27, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, September 11, 2019
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, October 21, 2019
TO REGISTER CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400 ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org


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 NOVEMBER 2019

Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children shares the Gospel with children in a way that engages their hearts and minds.  Under the guidance of an adult leader, the children hear the Gospel in words they can understand.  The children have time to discuss what the Gospel means in their lives while continuing their participation in the Mass. During this workshop, participants will:

- discern the role of the adult leader

- develop skills as a Proclaimer of the Gospel

- facilitate the Gospel reflection with children

- set up the worship space to reflect the liturgical year

- review volunteer screening requirements


Training is open for new and seasoned Leaders.

WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2019
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: St. Patrick's Parish, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga
CONTACT: Beverly O'Grady at 416-934-3400 ext. 508 or bogrady@archtoronto.org

REGISTRATION FORM (complete and send to formation@archtoronto.org)


Training for Bereavement Ministry

These sessions will prepare participants to minister to the bereaved in a parish setting. Participants will engage in an interactive, two-day faith-based educational and spiritual learning opportunity. Participants are required to attend both Saturdays and please bring your own lunch. 

Open to New and Seasoned Bereavement Ministers

WHEN: Saturdays, November 9 and 16, 2019
TIME:  9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
WHERE: St. Gabriel’s Parish,
670 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto
CONTACT: Sally Amaral at (416) 934-3400 ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

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Training for Readers (Lectors)

Do you read at Mass? Do you want to learn more about the importance of the proclamation of the Word of God at Mass? Do you ever wonder the right way to say Adonijah? Do you want to grow more deeply in your understanding of the importance of Scripture? Do you want a chance to meet and network with others involved in ministry? If you are a current Reader, please join us as we look to provide some practical and theological formation and training for your ministry.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors).

WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Bernard de Clairvaux Parish, 1789 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org


Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Do you serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in your parish? Do you want to grow in your understanding of the Eucharist? Do you ever wonder what is so extraordinary about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? Do you ever wonder what the Archdiocesan policies are for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion? Do you want to meet and network with others involved in ministry? If you are a current Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion please come join us for this day of formation and training!

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2019
TIME: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: St. Rose of Lima Parish, 3216 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough
CONTACT: Rebecca Spellacy at 416-934-3400 ext. 525 or rspellacy@archtoronto.org




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