Events

Hope for Separated and Divorced Catholics

Ottawa, ON. Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish presents “Journey of Hope,” an intensive, six-week program designed to promote healing and recovery from divorce. The program is based on the book Divorced. Catholic. Now What? by Vince Frese and Lisa Duffy. The program helps participants reconcile with their Catholic faith, heal from the effects of divorce and annulment, and address long-term needs. The cost is $25. Women's classes ‪start: Tuesday, March 21, 7pm-8:30pm for 6 weeks; men's classes ‪start: Thursday March 23, 7pm-8:30 pm, for 6 weeks. See “Separated and Divorced Catholics” on the “Marriage” page of the Archdiocese of Ottawa website, www.CatholicOttawa.ca or contact Mary Jane Manley at (613) 294-1308. See also www.divorcedcatholic.org, which provides a variety of concrete resources for divorced Catholics.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Thomas Merton: Searching again for Wisdom

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! Following 2016’s popular retreat “Searching for Wisdom with Thomas Merton,” we are offering a new retreat weekend where the focus will be on Merton’s vocation as a writer. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register at www.loyolahouse.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Women's Lenten Retreat Weekend

Mississauga, ON - Queen of the Apostles. Pray, rest, renew, grow. Preached by Centre team. For details, please call 905-278-5229.

Earth Hour Vespers

Cobourg, ON, Villa St Joseph. This is the 10th Earth Hour that individuals around the world have gathered in solidarity to mark by extinguishing their lights. It is more than an event. It has raised consciousness and made an impact of change in our global reality. The Ecumenical Dialogue between the Roman Catholic and the United churches has developed a joint Earth Hour Vespers, drawing on the wisdom of both traditions and of all peoples - united to heal our planet Earth. Join with us to celebrate this Earth Hour at Villa St. Joseph, 7:30pm to 8:30pm Free will offering. To register: (905) 372-2741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Silent Weekend Retreat

Arnprior, ON - Galilee Centre. Organized by the Ottawa Christian Meditation. Joseph Clarkson provides conferences on the topic The Mercy of God. For details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's Lenten Retreat Weekend

Mississauga, ON - Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre. Come, rest, renew, grow. For details, please call: 905-278-5229.

Retreat Day – “God Shapes our Lives: Contemplative Bread-Making”

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph. Bread offers us connection with life and love – as Jesus connects with us and we with one another in the breaking of bread, as we connect in family and friendship and across the splendour of various cultures. Writer, Donna Sinclair, says,”bread helps us remember who we are and whom we love.” The baking of bread is slow inviting us into a contemplative process in our busy world. Cost is $40.00 Includes lunch. To register, call 905-372--2741, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holy Week 8-Day Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This Holy Week retreat begins on the evening before Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday with 9am Eucharist, followed by 10am Brunch. In addition to the Holy Week services, it includes a Service of Reconciliation on Wednesday evening. Cost: $792. Register at www.loyolahouse.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Holy Week Directed Retreat

Kingston, ON. Full week (Apr 9-16) cost: $495. Opening Session 6:30pm. Triduum Days (Apr 13-16) cost $225. Hosted by the Providence Spirituality Centre Team. Call to register: (613) 542-8826 by March 27. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

Easter Triduum Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This retreat begins at 8pm on Holy Thursday with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Washing of the Feet. It includes time for personal and communal prayer, as well as the opportunity to attend Triduum services. Spiritual direction is not normally provided for those who come only for the Triduum. It concludes on Easter Sunday morning with a 9am Eucharist, followed by 10am Brunch. Cost: $297. Register at www.loyolahouse.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 824-1250 ext 266.

Earth Day Prayer

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph. We gather as an interfaith community to appreciate the earth as our common home, to celebrate the beauty of our earth and commit together to protect this earth, God's precious creation. (offering), To register, please call 905-372-2741 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Day of Stillness

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph. A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude. This unstructured day offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation, from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Cost is $30.00 includes lunch and snacks. To register, please call 905-372--2741 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journeying with the Beatitudes – Silent Guided Retreat

Lethbridge, AB. Martha Retreat Centre. The path of the Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel is a spiritual journey which carries us from where we are to becoming united to Christ in this world. Various films will be used to show how the Beatitudes reveal the mercy of God in our lives. Retreat begins at 7:30pm on the first day and closes after breakfast on the last day. Director: Monty Williams, SJ. Cost: $480. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (403) 328-3422.

Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats

Rachel’s Vineyard retreats offer healing for any woman or man who suffers the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. If you or someone you know is suffering from an abortion experience, please call us. Confidentiality and privacy assured. Registration for the May 2017 retreat now available: (250) 762-2273, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.rachelsvineyardkelowna.com

Grieving Well

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-3pm. This presentation will look at your grief journey and recovery as well as honouring your loved one’s life and memory. Facilitator: Ruth Ann Wilhelm. Cost: $15. For info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

The Divine Dynamics: A Spirituality of the Connectedness of All Things

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Enrich and deepen your faith by exploring how the New Story, the Christian Story and your individual personal story are all woven together in one Divine Dynamic. Facilitator: Ferdinanda Van Gennip. Cost: $15. For info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Spirituality: The Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing - 6th Biennial Spirituality Conference

Vancouver, BC – Conference program is available here. Early bird registration ends April 7. For further info: Elizabeth Turtle: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's ACTS Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles. Amazing, spirit-filled experience. For details, please call 905-278-5229.

WEEKEND GUIDED RETREAT: “PRACTICING MERCY: KISSED BY MERCY, EMBRACED BY LOVE”

Kingston, ON. Facilitator: Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ. It has been said that mercy is the capacity to enter the chaos of another, facilitating healing, wellness and wholeness in the process. In this retreat we will explore what it means to believe in a God whose mercy is fresh every morning and our call to practice mercy in all our encounters, on a daily basis. Cost: $165. Arrival: 6-6:30pm; Session: 7:00pm. Call to register at Providence Spirituality Centre: 613-542-8826 by Fri Apr 21. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 10am – 3:30pm. As Canada celebrates our 150 birthday, what do we as responsible Canadian citizens, want to do to make Canada a better place for ALL our citizens? We will explore what we would like to put into a letter to our prime minister and parliament regarding this desire. Facilitator: Paul McGill, CSB. Cost: $30, includes lunch. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: (519) 253-1383.

National March for Life

Ottawa, ON - Parliament Hill. Come to the 20th annual National March for Life. Join the 20,000 other marchers in support of life from conception to natural death. Tickets available for the Rose Dinner and Youth Banquet. More info: marchforlife.ca

Art Retreat - "Exploring the Divine Through Art"

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph. Sr. Pat St. Louis, CSJ will facilitate these days through the medium of art. You do not have to be an artist to participate. All skills levels and none are welcome to explore the divine through art. Cost: $170 (plus materials). More info: www.villastjoseph.ca. To register: 905-372-2741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rational-emotive Behaviour Therapy

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Rational emotive behaviour therapy focuses on uncovering irrational beliefs which may lead to unhealthy negative emotions and replacing them with more productive rational alternatives. Facilitator: Franklin Mizzi, CSB. Cost: $15. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Day of Stillness

Cobourg, ON. Villa St. Joseph. A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude. This unstructured day offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God's creation. 9:30am-4pm. Cost: $30, includes lunch and snacks. More info: www.villastjoseph.ca. To register: 905-372-2741 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Men's ACTS Retreat

Mississauga, ON. Queen of Apostles. For details: 905-278-5229.

8-Day Directed Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed retreat provides you with individual direction in an environment of silence and prayer, facilitating a deepening of your relationship with God. Cost: $792. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519-824-1250 ext 266.

Soil & Soul: a Springtime Retreat

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A springtime retreat when all around us the Earth is full of life, let our own prayer be about connecting with the God of life – in Earth and within ourselves – for all is God’s dwelling place. Through inspirational talks, hands-on experiential meditations with nature, silence, communal prayer, Eucharist and individual spiritual direction, we will deepen the holy communion we share with the natural world, God and one another. Cost: $792. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519-824-1250 ext 266.

Quiet Day of Prayer

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 10am-3:30pm. Enjoy an unstructured day that allows time for personal prayer and reflection. Facilitators: Janine Rocheleau, SNJM and Fr. Joe Quinn, CSB. Cost: $15. Bring your own lunch. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

A Modern Witness To the Gospel: Oscar Romero

Windsor, ON - Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. Come and be inspired as we reflect on the life and courage of this modern-day martyr. Facilitators: Janine Rocheleau, SNJM and Joe Quinn, CSB. Cost: $15. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.

Male-Female Relationships for Couples

Windsor, ON – Marie Rose Place. 1pm-4pm. This workshop will deal with perspectives on sexism. It is designed to help couples in their relationship. It is expected that both partners in the relationship will participate. Facilitator: Franklin Mizzi, CSB. Cost: $25 per couple. For more info: www.marieroseplace.com. To register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (519) 253-1383.