Theology on Tap Toronto

Theology on Tap West — Year of Mercy

Monday, April 11, 20167 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Boston Pizza, 50 Courtneypark Dr E, Mississauga

Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking theological discussion in a comfortable and relaxed setting, with special guest: Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archdiocese of Toronto. For more information call OCY at 416-599-7676 or visitwww.faithconnections.ca

Hike and Prayer: A Journey Through the Doors of Mercy

Saturday, April 16, 20162:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (followed by Mass)
Starting at St. Paul’s Basilica, 83 Power St, Toronto

Young adults (18-39) are invited to join us to reflect on and embrace God’s mercy. Together we will celebrate this jubilee year by passing through the Holy Doors of St. Paul’s Basilica and St. Patrick’s. We will have the opportunity to learn about the holy doors, pray & reflect, and receive the sacraments of Reconciliation & Holy Eucharist. Children welcome! RSVPs appreciated, call Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt at 416-467-2645 or visit www.faithconnections.ca — a ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto.

Scarborough, May 16: Gifts of the Laity

Toronto, May 30: Called and Gifted: Following Christ

Mississauga, June 6: Holiness and Budgeting

You can find even more community events on our complete events calendar — and if you are part of a young adult organization be sure to e-mail us your event announcements so we can include them on our calendar!

Young Adult Training in Vancouver BC

One day courses for ministry training, faith formation and general interest open to all.

Date:   Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time:   10:00 am to 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted
Location:   Holy Cross Regional Secondary, 16193 88th Avenue, Surrey
Cost:   $40.00 on or before January 16, 2016
$45.00 after January 16, 2016 ($25.00 for each half-day course)
     

Courses

Catholic Voices I – Introduction Basics of the Faith – II
Catholic Voices II – Understanding the Reform Promoting Youth Ministry
Sacred Music: A Treasure of Inestimable Value Writing & Sharing Your Testimony
Ecumenical Dialogue Adult Catechesis – Part I
How to Enlist the Help of Parents in Faith Formation Classroom Management
Teaching Children the Prayer of Listening Safe Environment Session

 

Course Descriptions

Catholic Voices I – Introduction new

Course No: W601

Presenters: Peter Nation

Half-Day: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Want to learn how to dialogue with your co-workers, neighbours, and family members about hot topics, in a way that encourages engagement? This introduction workshop outlines the history and unique approach of Catholic Voice’s global contribution to the New Apologetics.

Peter Nation coordinator for Catholic Voices Canada, is a parishioner at St. Edmund’s parish.

 

Catholic Voices II – Understanding Reform new

Course No: W602

Presenters: Peter Nation 

Half-Day: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

This pope is one of the most extraordinary communicators in the contemporary world, but in many ways one of the hardest to explain and to account for. This presentation, created by Francis’ definitive biographer, eases the anxiety that many Catholics have about this papacy.

Peter Nation coordinator for Catholic Voices Canada, is a parishioner at St. Edmund’s parish.

 

Sacred Music: A Treasure of Inestimable Value new

Course No: W603

Presenters: Fr. Ron Thompson & Margaret Barry

Half-Day: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Explore how the Liturgies and Sacred Music are truly beautiful and befittingly solemn for this time in the Church Year as they lead us through the Triduum to the glory of the resurrection.

Fr. Ron Thompson is pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption parish in Port Coquitlam. Margaret Barry  has a Masters Degree in Pastoral Liturgy and Music, and both are members of the Archdiocesan Liturgy Commission.

 

Ecumenical Dialogue

Course No: W604

Presenters: Fr. Martin Moser, OMI

Full Day

What does it mean for the Church to dialogue with other religions? Why should we and how can we? This workshop will explore the Church’s wisdom and hope through 4 topics: Ecumenism today; Orthodox – Catholic Dialogue; Mainline Protestant – Catholic Dialogue; and Evangelical – Catholic Dialogue.

Fr. Martin Moser, OMI is the pastor of St. Peter’s parish in New Westminster, a member of the RCAV Commission for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, and the professor of theology at St. Mark’s College.

 

How to Enlist the Help of Parents in the Faith Formation of Their Kids new

Course No: W605

Presenter: George Verdolaga

Full Day

Parents play a huge role in deepening the connection of today’s youth to their faith. Find out how to get them actively involved in the faith formation of their kids ¬– and be powerful leadership role models – to help reduce incidence of high-risk behavior and raise responsible, mature and God-fearing young adults.

George Verdolaga, leadership author and speaker is a member of St. Andrew’s parish.

 

Teaching Young Children the Prayer of Listening

Course No: W606

Presenter: Irina Slijouk

Full Day

Participants in this workshop will equip you to assist children develop a closer relationship with God so that they learn to be guided by His wisdom, nourished by His love and become who God created them to be. We will also learn how to help children be attentive to, understand, discern, welcome and put into practice the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

Irina Slijouk, an educator for many years, has a Masters Degree from St. Mark’s College. Her expertise is in the area of Spirituality.

 

Basics of the Faith – Part II

Course No: W607

Presenters: Fr. Anthony Ho & Madonna House

Full Day

The Catholic Faith is true and beautiful, but many have yet to discover its riches. Part 2 explores the moral life and prayer, two of the four pillars of our Faith.

Fr. Anthony Ho is pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Cloverdale. Madonna House is a Catholic community dedicated to poverty, prayer, and hospitality.
Basics of the Faith is a required course for completion of a Catechetical Certificate.

 

Promoting Youth Ministry new

Course No: W608

Presenter: Clayton Imoo

Half-Day: 10:00am – 12:30pm

You are doing some great things in your youth ministry… but do people know about it? In this session, we’ll look at the best ways to promote your youth ministry, both in-person and on social media.

As well, we’ll give you strategies to become better advocates for the youth and youth ministry.  Clay will also welcome guest panelists Kathleen LeBlanc (St. Joseph, Langley), Matthew Furtado (St. Matthew, Surrey), and Faye McCreedy (Immaculate Conception, Delta).  They will all share some of their insights and experiences in promoting youth ministry.

Clayton Imoo is Director for the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Recommended for all youth ministry coordinators, core team members, and volunteers.

 

Writing and Sharing Your Testimony new

Course No: W609

Presenter: Joseph San Jose

Half-Day: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

One of the most effective tools of evangelization is a personal testimony; everyone has a story of how the Lord has worked in their life. Come and discover your own testimony and learn why it is so important to be witness in this way. Sharing your testimony can be one of your most effective tools as a ministry.

Joseph is a Campus Missionary for Catholic Christian Outreach at Simon Fraser University.
Recommended for all youth and young adult ministry coordinators and leaders, PREP Coordinators and teachers.

 

Adult Catechesis – Part I

Course No: W610

Presenter: Patrick Gillespie

Full Day

“Go… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” This workshop provides an overview of the role of adult catechesis in the mission of the Church. Participants will examine the content that is to be delivered, including Sacred Scripture, doctrine and personal testimony. While emphasis is given to RCIA, the principles explored are applicable to any form of adult catechesis.

Patrick Gillespie is the Director of the Office of Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Adult Catechesis – Part I is a required course for completion of a RCIA Catechetical Certificate.

 

Classroom Management

Course No: W611

Presenter: Alexandria Fung

Full Day

In this course you will learn how to create a religious education environment conducive to learning and celebrating. Topics include: creating a positive catechetical environment, establishing classroom norms and consequences, conflict resolution, group management and communication skills.

Alexandria Fung is the interim Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Consultant for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
Classroom Management is a required course for completion of a PREP Catechetical Certificate.

 

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Click here to download a registration form. pdf

 

Winter Institute Registration:

  • The cost of registration includes morning  snack and lunch.
  • Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Late registration is not guaranteed a lunch
  • Registrant should confirm billing arrangement with parish or school.
  • Registration is not processed until payment has been received.
  • Request for refunds must be received by January 16, 2016 to: 604.683-0281 orocregistrations@rcav.org
  • For a refund, there is a $5 processing fee which will be deducted from your remaining balance.

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

For leaders involved in youth ministry and young adult ministry.

January 9 2016 in Vancouver, BC 

Come join us so we may thank you, affirm you, and encourage you in your ministry.

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Featuring

Tricia Tembreull

Western Regional Director for Life Teen

 

Tricia will be giving a keynote talk and then leading break-out sessions specific to youth ministry and young adult ministry leadership.  As well, you’ll have a chance to network and promote your own events.

 

Additional details:

  • Cost:  $10/person for the first registrant from a parish or ministry, $5/person for each additional registrant from the same group
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • 11am – 3:30pm
  • At the John Paul II Pastoral Centre
    (4885 Saint John Paul II Way, Vancouver)

For more info, please contact the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office at 604.683.0281 orinfo@oyyam.com.

REGISTER NOW (space is limited).

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Theology on Tap events in Toronto during July, August, September 2015

Upcoming Faith Connections Events

  • Hike and Prayer: High Park

    July 12, 2015 – 2:30pm

    Young adults (18-39) are invited to join us for an opportunity to slow down with God and enjoy the beauty of nature.

    We’ll be hiking at High Park. Children welcome!

  • Christ and Culture: Shakespeare in High Park

    July 17, 2015 – 6:45pm

    A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!

  • Christ and Culture: Watermark

    July 29, 2015 – 7:20pm

    A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!

  • Christ and Culture: Mean Girls

    August 2, 2015 – 7:20pm

    A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!

  • Street Patrol

    August 12, 2015 – 6:30pm

    Young adults (18-39) are invited to join us walking the streets of downtown Toronto, offering food and friendship to those in need.

  • Christ and Culture: The Artist

    August 19, 2015 – 7:20pm

    A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!

  • Christ and Culture: Pride and Prejudice

    September 2, 2015 – 7:20pm

    A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus!

Theology on Tap in Toronto, Ontario for March 2015

 

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This Thursday, March 127:00pm
Ripley’s Aquarium, 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto
A chance for young adults (18-39) to engage culture from the perspective of the nature and person of Jesus! Each of our Christ and Culture events are designed to open our eyes to the world of God’s beauty as expressed in every person. With that in mind, we will discuss and open our hearts to Christ in one another.Our first event will be held at Ripley’s Aquarium, featuring 13500 exotic sea and freshwater specimens from more than 450 species.Cost of admission: $25 (plus tax).

We will meet outside the front doors at the bottom of the stairs. RSVPs appreciated, just reply to this e-mail!

http://faithconnections.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1983475e01a171f8c0bbaebe1&id=6d9554d90a&e=2758c8fe68

 

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Thursday, March 197:00pm9:00pm
The Bear, 1294 Kingston Rd, Pickering
Faith Connections, the Office of Catholic Youth, and the local parishes invite young adults (19-39) to join us for an evening of thought-provoking conversation on theological topics! Special guest: Maureen McDonald, Assistant Professor in Pastoral Theology at Regis College. Munchies provided, cash bar available — come and bring a friend!

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Monday, March 237:00pm9:00pm
Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto
Faith Connections invites young adults 19-39 to join us for evenings of thought-provoking theological discussion in a relaxed setting. Special guest: Quentin Schesnuk, BA, CSC, PFP, Financial Advisor. How can the Christian virtues help guide us in the financial decisions we make? Munchies provided, cash Bar, come and bring a friend!

 

Lenten Mission in Vancouver, BC at Corpus Christi Parish with Father Wade Menezes

Corpus Christi Parish Mission with Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes, CPM (The Fathers of Mercy) Sunday, March 1, to Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 pm. Parish Missions begins with confession each evening followed by the Mission Hour and ending with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. On Thursday, the Mission Hour will host a Holy Mass with an extended homily encouraging participants to receive Holy Communion, one of the 5 requirements to obtain the plenary indulgence associated with attending a Parish Mission.

2015  Parish Mission – Fr. Wade L. J. Menezes, CPM (Fathers of Mercy)

Join Father Wade Menezes, CPM as he talks on “Work Out Your Salvation!” (based on Philippians 2:12) at Corpus Christi

Sunday, March 1 to Thursday, March 5

Conference Schedule:

5:30 – 6:30pm          Confessions

7:00 – 8:00pm          Mission Hour

8:15 – Completion     Confession

http://www.corpuschristi-parish.ca/missions-talks/lorem-ipsum-dolor-sit-amet/

6350 Nanaimo St., Vancouver V5P 4K7