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INTERFAITH PRAYER FOR PEACE

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Thursday 7:30-8:30pm. Come join us for an hour of prayer, as we come together with the riches of our various faith traditions to pray for healing in our fractured world. This will be a time of prayer, music and silent meditation for Peace in our World and the Healing of our Earth. Cost Donation To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Wed 9am to 4 pm. A gathering prayer invites you into silence and solitude. This unstructured day offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. Cost includes the use of a room for the day. Lunch and snacks. Cost $30 includes lunch, refreshments and use of a room for the day. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

DIRECTED PRAYER WEEKEND

Guelph, ON. Loyola House. A directed prayer weekend is a time for you to come and see for yourself and to meet God in a new and personal way. You will have the opportunity of meeting several times with a spiritual director who will accompany you on your prayer journey. Cost: $260 (residential); $160 (commuting). Register at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-824-1250 ext 266.

INCARNATING ADVENT PRAYER WEEKEND

Guelph, ON. Loyola House. Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ. You will experience Advent as the re-enactment of a long, charming courtship, wherein God and creation patiently grow closer until both finally assent to the sacred union called the Incarnation, which continues to reverberate in the mundane stuff of our daily lives. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-824-1250 ext 266.

THE STARS OF ADVENT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre overlooking Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to anticipate new life and hope to be revealed, with guided reflections in a quiet atmosphere. Facilitator: Jane McDonell, IBVM. Visit www.lorettomaryholme.ca, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-476-4013 for more details.

ADVENT SERIES: PATHWAYS TO GOD'S LOVE

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Wednesday December 4th, 11th, 18th, 7:30 to 8:30pm. Advent calls us to turn from the darkness of our commercialized culture and find the pathway of peace, hope and the eternal truth of God’s love for each one of us. As people of faith, we are searching for eternal truths at this time of year. It is a pathway through the places of our church’s tradition and scripture leading us into stillness, waiting, and contemplation- and there we find God’s mystery of love incarnate, God-With-Us. Cost Donation. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Wednesday December 4, 9am to Friday December 6, 4pm. Villa St Joseph offers a quiet and relaxing environment that supports prayer and a deepening awareness of God’s presence. The time and space is yours. You may choose to come for the entire time or for a shorter stay. The Sisters at the Villa are available for spiritual direction during these days. Cost $80 per day. Add the Sabbath weekend, Dec 6-8th, for a longer retreat. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

ADVENT GUIDED RETREAT WEEKEND: "IMAGES OF ADVENT"

Kingston, ON. This weekend offers an opportunity to “come away” and focus on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus and all that the Incarnation means to us. The scriptures are filled with many images of Advent: waiting, patience, birthing, hope, courage, exile, belonging and the peaceable kin-dom. Director: Helen Russell, CSJ. We will explore these images and come to realize maybe its God who waits for us … with patience and longing. Cost: $165. Call to register by Nov 15: 613-542-8826. More info: www.spiritualitycentre.ca Those who prefer a directed retreat are also invited to register ($150).

ADVENT TAIZE WEEKEND RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Follow the Taizé monastic pattern of morning, noon, and evening prayer. The Taizé weekend provides input and the opportunity of group sharing. There are times of silence. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). Register at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 519-824-1250 ext 266.

ADVENT SABBATH WEEKEND

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Friday December 6, 2019 - 7pm to Sunday December 9 1pmThis time of reflection and silence is set aside so that we may focus on the spiritual aspects of our preparation for the season of Christmas. Our God wishes to be born once more into our hearts and lives. For a longer retreat come for the Personal Retreat Days beginning Dec 4th 2019. Cost $160. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

ADVENT RETREAT DAY: GATHERING THE LIGHT

Cobourg ON, Villa St Joseph. Advent is a sacred time of waiting, anticipating and living into the Light of Christ’s love for all creation. It is a time of wonder and anticipation but also questions and ponderings of a great mystery. We will consider the themes of Advent candles: waiting, repentance, joy and love.as they call us to let go of darkness within and call us ever more deeply to receive Christ’s love for us today. Facilitated by Sr. Linda Gregg CSJ. Cost $40 includes lunch, refreshments and use of a room for the day. To register, call 905-372-2741, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or https://www.villastjoseph.ca/register-for-a-retreat

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.

Duc in Altum! Put out into the Deep!

Duc in Altum, a ministry of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco, is a year`s journey for young adults with eight group encounters and a personalized one-on-one accompaniment. It offers a supportive group, prayerful environment, formative activities and presentations that focus on discerning any vocation in life. For more info and dates for four possible sites (Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal), please contact www.ducinaltum.ca or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Roches Point, ON. A sacred space of peace and beauty on the east side of Lake Simcoe where individuals and groups are encouraged to explore and restore the energies for their personal and communal transformation. We offer our facilities and programs for community building, days of reflection, ecological awareness, faith development and retreats (directed, guided or private). A ministry of the Loretto Sisters of Canada. Info: www.lorettomaryholme.ca; Phone: (905) 476-4013;  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOYOLA HOUSE - IGNATIUS JESUIT CENTRE

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A directed retreat provides you with individual direction in an environment of silence and prayer, facilitating a deepening of your relationship with God. Cost: 8-Day: $792; 5-Day: $495. Register online at www.loyolahouse.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519-824-1250 ext 266.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada

Advances Christian religion by educating children and adults in the Orthodox, Lutheran, 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.

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.. The two retreat dates for 2019 are May 31-June 2 and November 1-3.

MONTHLY DAY OF PRAYER

Hamilton, ON. Sisters of Social Service, 1694 Upper James St at St Catherine of Siena Parish (Corpus Christi Site). Monthly day of prayer on second 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..