Four-day Lenten mission in Vancouver

Holy Family Parish is pleased to host a four-day Lenten mission entitled “First Encounters,” to be preached by Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP. Father will profile a few meetings between Our Lord and different persons in the gospel.

The mission will run from March 1 to 4 (Thursday to Sunday). There will be Holy Mass on Thursday and Friday evening and on Saturday morning, followed by a 90-minute program consisting of a sermon, Exposition, rosary, a second sermon, and Benediction. Fr. Saguto will preach at both Masses on Sunday. There will be confessions before all Masses. Admission is free. For a detailed schedule, please see the mission poster.

Fr. Saguto has served as Superior of the North American District of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter since 2015 and is based at the Fraternity headquarters in Pennsylvania. He was born on Long Island, New York, studied at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in 2004.

Please mark your calendars! Free-will donation envelopes will be provided during the mission for those who would like to help Holy Family defray the expenses of the Lenten mission.

To learn more, please email parishoffice@holyfamilyvancouver.ca.

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Theology on Tap Toronto

What to expect at Toronto’s Theology on Tap

  • a warm and friendly greeting from our team of young adults.
  • great food and drink in a comfortable and informal setting.
  • to meet other young adults whose beliefs and values are similar to yours.
  • a powerful speaker ready to challenge you and make you think about topics of faith and daily life.
  • meaningful discussion, with a chance to ask questions or share your own thoughts and experiences.

Upcoming Theology on Tap events

http://www.faithconnections.ca/toronto-theology-on-tap

Inner City Health and the Gospel (Theology on Tap)

Published on Nov 20, 2017

An excerpt from “Innercity Health and the Gospel”, a talk by Dr. Stephen W. Hwang MD, MPH. Given at Toronto’s Theology on Tap, hosted by Faith Connections, October 30, 2017.

This is just a short portion of a longer evening of thought-provoking discussion, food, fun and friendship! To learn more about Toronto’s Theology on Tap, visit: http://www.faithconnections.ca/toront…

Faith Connections is a young adult (19-39) ministry of Fontbonne Ministries, Sisters of St. Joseph, Toronto. http://www.faithconnections.ca

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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