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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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All events in June, July and August are virtual due to COVID-19. Given the fluid nature of our situation during this pandemic, events listed from September 2020 and onwards do not indicate how they will be offered (in-person or virtual). Events are subject to change so please check this website on a regular basis or call our office at 416-934-0606 ext. 523.

ONGOING EVENTS

Online Faith Formation Study Opportunity

Offered in Partnership with the University of Dayton, open to all members of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Certificates of completion offered conjointly with the Archdiocese of Toronto

Registration is now open for Cycle 5 online seminars on a variety of topics related to our Catholic faith.

Download list of courses and seminars offered

DATE: July 12 to August 15, 2020.

REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

COST$50US

For more information, contact Connie Price at cprice@archtoronto.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513




Made for Greatness: Becoming Holy Disciples of Christ - POSTPONED

For single men aged 18+ who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus, grow in holiness, and discover where the Lord might be leading. As men walk this path of discipleship together, they'll explore the ways they are each uniquely called to build the Kingdom: through holy marriage, religious life, or priesthood.

Made for Greatness discipleship groups take place in parishes throughout the archdiocese. Check https://www.madeforgreatness.ca/ for specific locations and meeting times.

CONTACT: Office of Vocations at 416-968-0997 or vocations@archtoronto.org

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JUNE 2020

Ministry with Maturing Adults Webinar

The Gifts and Challenges of these Unprecedented Times

Wondering questions and faith-filled courage, anxious worries and expectant hope, fill our hearts.

As maturing adults, women and men of wisdom and life experiences, how do we live in these uncertain times so that we're not just surviving but, immersed in God's strength, we're thriving and deepening?

This webinar will give us time to virtually gather with others for reflection, thoughts and suggestions for living the challenges and the gifts of this place where we'd rather not be.

Open to all men and women in the second half of life (50+), including volunteers, parish leaders, parish staff, and priests are welcome to join this webinar.

WHEN:  On Saturday, June 6, 2020 
TIME:  11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
WHERE: Online
SPEAKER: Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP

CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

REGISTER ONLINE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Catechist Formation & Networking Webinar

Adult Faith Formation during a Time when Churches are Closed

For more than half a century, the Church has proclaimed that "adult faith formation is the central task in our catechetical enterprise."

Sometimes that is a challenge in normal circumstances.
Is it even possible during a time when our churches are closed and everyone is social distancing?

Yes – perhaps even more than ever!
In this short webinar, we'll look at some practical possibilities, meaningful methods, and reliable resources for adult faith formation in these times. 

Open to Catechists

WHEN:  Sunday, June 7, 2020 
TIME:  2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
WHERE: Online
SPEAKER: Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP

CONTACT: Connie Price at 416-934-3400  ext. 513 or cprice@archtoronto.org

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RCIA Formation & Networking Webinar

RCIA Liturgies and the Community of Faith Webinar

The initiation of catechumens is a gradual process that takes place within the community of the faithful" (RCIA, 4). It is often easy to view the initiation of catechumens and candidates into the Church as something that happens within a small group, apart from the parish community. However, the RCIA ritual is clear in saying that the whole community has a vital role to play in the initiation of catechumens and candidates.

This webinar will look at the role and importance of the community of faith in the RCIA process and provide some practical tips for how to foster the involvement of the parish at all points of the RCIA.

Open to RCIA Catechists and Clergy

WHEN:  Saturday, June 13, 2020 
TIME:  10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
WHERE: Online

CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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JULY 2020



AUGUST 2020

Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The Archdiocese of Toronto invites Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to participate in a formation session that reflects on the mystery of the Eucharist, theology of the Liturgy, and the specific duties of this ministry.

This session will provide time for participants to learn more about:
  • The theology of the Eucharist.
  • The Eucharistic Prayer and its importance in the Liturgy.
  • An overview of the role of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the liturgy.
  • A review of the policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto and other best practices.

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Clergy.

WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: Online
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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SEPTEMBER 2020

RCIA Formation Day: RCIA in a Multicultural Archdiocese
Open to RCIA Catechists and Clergy

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced 
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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A Pastoral Approach to Volunteer Management

Open to Volunteer Ministry Coordinators

WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2020
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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RCIA Formation Day: RCIA and Canon Law Questions

Open to RCIA Catechists and Clergy

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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Formation for Lectors

The Archdiocese of Toronto invites Lectors into a deeper understanding of the importance of the liturgical celebrations of the Church, and the Liturgy of the Word through formation sessions offered throughout the year. 

This session will cover topics such as:
  • The role of the Liturgy of the Word with a focus specifically on Sunday Mass.
  • The importance of the Proclamation of the Word of God.
  • The importance of Sacred Scripture in the Church.
  • How the Scriptures came to be and the Church’s interpretation.
  • The policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto, best practices, and practical tips.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors) and clergy.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE:  To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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REGISTER ONLINE




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OCTOBER 2020

Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The Archdiocese of Toronto invites Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to participate in a formation session that reflects on the mystery of the Eucharist, theology of the Liturgy, and the specific duties of this ministry.

This session will provide time for participants to learn more about:
  • The theology of the Eucharist.
  • The Eucharistic Prayer and its importance in the Liturgy.
  • An overview of the role of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the liturgy.
  • A review of the policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto and other best practices.

Training is open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Clergy.

WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

DOWNLOAD POSTER

REGISTER ONLINE



Formation for Lectors

The Archdiocese of Toronto invites Lectors into a deeper understanding of the importance of the liturgical celebrations of the Church, and the Liturgy of the Word through formation sessions offered throughout the year. 

This session will cover topics such as:
  • The role of the Liturgy of the Word with a focus specifically on Sunday Mass.
  • The importance of the Proclamation of the Word of God.
  • The importance of Sacred Scripture in the Church.
  • How the Scriptures came to be and the Church’s interpretation.
  • The policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto, best practices, and practical tips.

Training is open to current Readers (Lectors) and clergy.

WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2020
TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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A Pastoral Approach to Volunteer Management

Open to New/Experienced Liturgy of the Word for Children leaders

WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2020
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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3rd Annual Parish Ministry Conference

We are happy to announce that our 3rd Annual Parish Ministry Conference, “Called to be Saints” (1 Cor 1: 2), is going virtual. COVID-19 may have dramatically changed our lives, but it certainly isn’t a barrier to us praying together, learning from top speakers about our universal call to holiness and being equipped for all kind of parish ministry.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 31 and stay tuned for more information by joining our Flocknote.

WHEN: Saturday, October 31, 2020
TIME: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400  ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org




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NOVEMBER 2020

Training for Liturgy of the Word with Children

Open to New/Experienced Liturgy of the Word for Children leaders

WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2020
TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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Hospitality Workshop

Open to Ministers of Hospitality, Greeters, Ushers, Parish, and Members of Parish Pastoral Council

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced
CONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or eokonkwo@archtoronto.org

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Family at the Heart of Formation

WHEN: Saturday, November 28, 2020
TIME: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: To be announced 
CONTACT: Patrick Douglas at 416-934-3400 ext. 509 or pdouglas@archtoronto.org

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Last updated May 29, 2020