Events

World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

In May 2007, Pope Benedict XVI asked that May 24 be observed as a Day of Prayer of the Church in China. He chose this day since it is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Help of Christians, venerated at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai.

Silent Weekend Retreat

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Michael Knox, SJ, leads a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition for men and women. Theme: St. Jean de Brebeuf: A Model of Christian Virtue for the Catholic in Canada. Spiritual direction available. Cost: $185. www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phone: 905-839-2864 ext. 110 or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Training & Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Is your ministry in giving spiritual direction or in leading retreats? Consider strengthening your skills through the Summer Training & Practicum in Spiritual Direction. Find out more at www.loyolahouse.com. There is an application process, deadline February 1; contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519-824-1250 ext 266.

Cradle of Hope Conference

Toronto, ON. Canadian Christian College, 50 Gervais Drive. Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council of the Archdiocese of Toronto hosts one-day conference, 8:30 am to 6 pm, with healing service led by Father Sam Samuel. Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and talks by Bishop Robert Kasun, Dr. Mary Healy of Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Dr. Mark Nimo, director of religious education for Chicago Archdiocese, and Lalith Perera, Community of the Risen Lord. Cost: Adults, $25; youth, $5; children, free. For more information, see www.ccrctor.com or phone 416-466-0776 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Little Design Communities

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. This 9-day contemplative experience offers a full orientation to beginning your own “Little Design” small faith community. Guided by Sr. Monica Hartnett, SSJ, and Sr. Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ, it will include a daily rhythm of contemplative prayer, teachings on The Eucharistic Letter, sharing of hearts, Eucharist and time for leisure and rest. Cost: $990. Register online at www.galileecentre.com or contact registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-623-4242 ext. 21.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level 1, Part 1

Ottawa, ON. Good Shepherd Parish. A formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Deadline May 25. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or view other courses offered. Part 2 will be offered in Calgary, August 20-25.

Creation Spirituality Retreat

Wainfleet, ON. Jericho House. “Christian Faith and Spirituality in an Evolving Cosmos.” Led by Sr Donna Geernaert, SC. How can Christian faith and spirituality be re-thought within the dynamic and physical categories of contemporary science? Cost: residents $550; commuters $450. To register: call (905) 834-0553 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.jerichohouse.org.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level 3, Part 3

Guelph, ON. Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A formation experience for adults working with the 9-12-year-old child in a parish or school. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Deadline April 15. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or view other courses offered.

Cormac Pilgrimage

Cormac, ON. Attend the 80th annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann. Watch for more details on our website, www.cormacpilgrimage.com.

 Our Lady of Pentecost Gathering in the Spirit

Kelowna, BC. St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd. Theme: Comfort My People; You Show Me the Path of Life. Speaker: Cyril John, VP, ICCRS. Contact: Gladys Miller at 250-442-8589 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Register through Maria McManus, 250-707-1423.

Guided Contemplative Retreat

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Sr. Monica Hartnett, SSJ, and Sr. Rosemary O’Toole, CSJ, will facilitate a silent, guided contemplative retreat for those seeking to listen to the deep inner voice of God guiding one’s life. Daily contemplative prayer, short spiritual conferences, Eucharist and spiritual direction. Cost: $450. Register online at www.galileecentre.com or contact registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-623-4242 ext. 21.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course, Level II, Part 2

Russell, ON. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish. A formation experience for adults working with the 6-9 year old child in a parish or school setting. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Deadline June 30. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or view other courses offered.

Women's Fall Retreat

Gananoque, ON. Glen House Resort. Women of all ages are invited to this weekend of inspiration. Theme: Be Joyful in Hope. Keynote speaker: Josephine Lombardi. For more information or to register: www.womensfallretreat.com.

Walking with the Freedom of God

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Deacon Bill Gervais facilitates overnight retreat based on Saint Paul’s words, “Do not worry,” through prayer, reflection, sharing and discussion of our understanding of God, Jesus’ parables and other biblical references. Cost: $75. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To register, call 613-542-8826 by Sept. 21. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

Finding God in the Heart of Our Suffering – Spiritual Resilience

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Hilary Musgrave & Monica Brown facilitate retreat on the urgency to find God in the nitty gritty of our human struggle and broken humanity. They will offer a creative reflective space to ponder where God can be found in our human experience and how our faith can support and sustain us on life’s journey. Cost: $235. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To pre-register call 613-542-8826 with deposit asap. Full payment by Oct. 4. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

Advent: Love is Born!

Kingston, ON. Providence Spirituality Centre. Lucy Bethel, sp, facilitates Advent guided weekend retreat focused on the call to “wait” during Advent. Cost: $165. Arrival 6-6:30 pm; Session 7 pm. To register, call 613-542-8826 by Nov. 23. Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register. Cost: $150. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca.

Rosary Confraternity

Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Fr. Pierre-Olivier Tremblay, OMI, rector of Canada's national Marian shrine of Our Lady of the Cape invites you to enrol in the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary established in 1694. Please visit www.CatholicInCanada.com to enrol or phone Dennis & Angelina Girard at 888-501-1083. Enrolment is free.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada

Advances Christian religion by educating children and adults in the Anglican and Catholic traditions. Inspired by the principles of Montessori education, it provides an opportunity for children 3-12 years to fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in a child-friendly space called “the atrium.” The association provides training courses, mentoring and workshop opportunities for adult catechists and catechetical formation trainers. For locations of atria and a course calendar, go to www.cgsac.ca.

MARIE ROSE PLACE

Windsor ON. Marie Rose Place, a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and the Basilian Fathers of Sandwich offers a range of day retreats, workshops, spiritual direction, and days of personal spiritual enrichment. Visit our website for a description of offerings: www.marieroseplace.com. Register by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (519) 253-1383.

HEALING AFTER ABORTION

Queensborough, ON. Project Rachel at St. Mary of Egypt Refuge helps women and men who are still hurting as a result of a past abortion experience to find healing, forgiveness and reconciliation. Project Rachel offers accompaniment, counselling, personal presence and support, and other services at any time they are needed by women or men. Retreats are offered at least twice yearly, generally in May and October. These provide a beautiful and secluded setting, personal and shared reflection, a compassionate, non-judgemental leadership team, and accompaniment through the steps of healing. Contact (in confidence) for more info: (416) 629-8264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MONTHLY DAY OF PRAYER

Hamilton, ON. Sisters of Social Service, 11 Perthshire Court. Monthly day of prayer on fourth Friday of each month from September through May, 9 am to 3 pm. Please bring bag lunch. Sponsored by Sisters of Social Service. To register, call 905-388-3966 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Galilee Mission Centre

Arnprior, ON. Welcomes persons of all faiths to a quiet, prayerful spot by the Ottawa River. Galilee provides a chapel, conf. rooms, 37 guest rooms, nourishing meals, and spiritual direction (by request). Visit our website www.galileecentre.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive more info on our programs and retreats.


Stillpoint House of Prayer

Springtown, ON. The Sisters of St. Joseph welcome persons of all faiths to a quiet, prayerful spot by the Madawaska River. Located one hour from Ottawa, Stillpoint provides a chapel, library, 5 guest rooms with en suite baths, nourishing meals, and spiritual direction (by request). More info at www.stillpoint.ca, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (613) 432-2791.