Feel free to peruse this list below to discover formation opportunities within the Archdiocese of Toronto. Click on the month for a quick look!
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 7 online seminars on a variety of topics related to our Catholic faith.
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DATE: October 18 to November 21, 2020.REGISTRATION CLOSES: Wednesday, October 14, 2020COST: $50USFor more information, contact Connie Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-934-3400, ext. 513
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 email@example.com
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; and the policies of the Archdiocese of Toronto, best practices, and practical tips. Clergy are also welcome to attend. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. This formation opportunity is the same as the in-person events that have been offered by the Office of Formation for Discipleship. Information about how to join the webinar will be sent to the email provided at registration closer to the event.
Training is open to current Readers (Lectors) and clergy.
WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2020TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2020TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or email@example.com
Every parish is unique, but as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, there are some common situations that many people find themselves in. This webinar will look at some of the most common questions the Office of Formation for Discipleship has been asked by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. We will look at the questions and answers, but also provide some of the rational for the answers to help equip those in attendance to go back to their parish and answer the same sort of questions.
Open to current Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Clergy.
WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2020TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lector Formation Webinar
Training is open to current Readers (Lectors) and clergy.
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2020TIME: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or email@example.com
3rd Annual Virtual Parish Ministry ConferenceOur 3rd Annual Virtual Parish Ministry Conference, "Called to be Saints" (1 Cor 1: 2) will be held on October 30 & 31, 2020. Clergy, parish staff and volunteers currently involved in parish ministries, pastoral councils or committees, and associated partners such as religious orders, agencies, educational institutions, and lay movements are all invited to attend this conference.
Our focused track structure ensures that you receive a solid formation in the ministries in which you serve. Pre-recorded videos from our speakers coupled with our live stream sessions where you can share and ask questions, will provide a personalized experience to help you grow in holiness.
To conclude our conference, our Special Guest Speaker, His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins, will speak about what it means to be holy and how to walk the path of a saint. After his talk, he will partake in a live Q&A answering all your questions related to the theme of the conference. We will also be collecting questions beforehand, so feel free to email Annalisa Parente at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 28, 2020.
Learn more about our speakers by visiting our website at www.archtoronto.org/conference. Join our Flocknote network here to receive notifications and visit @archtoronto for posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
WHEN: Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2020TIME: starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 30WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or email@example.com
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Lector Formation Webinar: Jesus Christ Made Present in our Proclamation
“In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, ‘but as what it really is, the word of God’. In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 104). When Sacred Scripture is proclaimed in the Liturgy Jesus Christ is made present. This webinar will explore the Church’s teaching on the presence of Jesus Christ in Sacred Scripture, paying special attention to the role and importance of the liturgical proclamation of Scripture, and discuss how that impacts the ministry of Lector.
Open to Current Lectors.
WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2020TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.WHERE: OnlineCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to Ministers of Hospitality, Greeters, Ushers, Parish, and Members of Parish Pastoral Council
WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2020TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.WHERE: To be announcedCONTACT: Ella Okonkwo at 416-934-3400 ext. 523 or email@example.com
Celebrate your faith and form your Catholic family culture at home! Parents and children of all ages are invited to join us for prayer, praise and worship, games, scripture, teaching, Q&A with Cardinal Collins, and family activity challenges. Also featuring a parent talk and discussion session with lay evangelist, Patrick Sullivan, creator of Me and My House Catholic Parenting Program.
TIME: 10 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.WHERE: online sessions via Zoom and offline activities. CONTACT: Patrick Douglas at 416-934-3400 ext. 509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated September 24, 2020