Events

A SPIRITUALITY OF THE KEY STAGES AND EXPERIENCES OF LIFE

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Dr. Norman King will present a consideration of key events from birth through aging, how they may be lived well and their religious expression. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

LENTEN 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 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.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD FORMATION COURSE, LEVEL 1 PART 1

Vancouver, BC. St. Patrick's School. A Christian formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school setting. Based on Montessori education principles, acclaimed for its sound theology and attention to the developmental capacities of children. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or to view other courses offered.

MARY MAGDALENE: FEMININE PRESENCE IN THE EARLY CHURCH

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Mary Magdalene was known as the apostle to the apostles. Using information from scholarly sources, both written and YouTube, Ruth Ann Wilhelm will explore the feminine contribution to the early church and what that might mean for us today. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. This retreat day, running from 9 am to 4 pm, will explore our connections to all creatures as evidenced in our Judaic-Christian tradition and the lives of saints including St. Francis, Hildegard and the Celtic saints. Facilitated by Sr. Linda Gregg, csj. Cost of $40 includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LES MISERABLES WEEKEND RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Facilitated by Dan Leckman, SJ, this guided retreat will use the movie/musical “Les Misérables” to help us explore the grace of God alongside our fallen state of brokenness and the opportunities we have for redemption. Space is limited. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). 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.

A RETREAT WITH JONAH: THREE DAYS IN THE WHALE

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ. Through a prayerful, playful exploration of the book of Jonah, we’ll journey with its antihero as he flees himself, his God, and his own happiness. Like Jonah, we’ll enter the belly of the beast of our own narcissism, hoping to exit wiser and more compassionate. Cost: $260 (live-in); $160 (commuting). 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.

3-DAY SILENT RETREAT

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre in Roches Point (Keswick), ON, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 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.

IMAGINING THE HOLY SPIRIT: AN AFTERNOON OF ART AND REFLECTION

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. The session focuses on understanding the influence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and on harnessing our God-given imagination to create our own artistic interpretation of the Spirit. Fr. Matthew Durham, csb, will guide participants in this reflective, thoughtful and creative meditation. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

IN SILENCE WE FIND OUR HOME: LENTEN CENTERING PRAYER RETREAT

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario will lead a three-day immersion into silence, which opens and deepens our awareness of the Presence, Action and Grace of the Divine in our lives. This retreat is intended for people with a regular practice of Centering Prayer or other meditative practice. Cost: $350. Web: www.galileecentre.com For registration information call 613-623-4242 ext 21 or Hélène 613-728-1242 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOURISHING BODY; NOURISHING SOUL

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Guided Writing Retreat at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. Explore deepening of the soul presence through the link between body and soul. Retreat includes Sat morning workshop on Science Wellness + Energy Medicine by Dr. Joan Weir. 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.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD FORMATION COURSE, LEVEL 1 PART 1D

Guelph, ON. Ignatius Jesuit Centre. A Christian formation experience for adults working with the 3-6 year old child in a parish or school setting. Based on Montessori education principles, acclaimed for its sound theology and attention to the developmental capacities of children. Offered by The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada. Go to www.cgsac.ca to download the registration brochure or to view other courses offered.

HOLY WEEK 8-DAY RETREAT

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This Holy Week retreat begins on the evening before Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday with 9am Eucharist followed by 10am Brunch. In addition to the Holy Week services, it includes a Service of Reconciliation on Wednesday evening. Cost: $792. 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.

HOLY WEEK CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER DAYS

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Susan Kehoe and Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario will lead an evening and day of contemplative silence resting in God as we prepare to bear witness once again to the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. This retreat will begin with registration at 6 pm April 14 and run until 4 pm April 15. Cost: $165. Web: www.galileecentre.com. Register at 613-623-4242 ext 21 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GUIDED RETREATS DURING HOLY WEEK

Montreal (Pierrefonds), QC. Villa Saint-Martin will offer personally guided retreats during Holy Week. Other Holy Week activities are also offered “à la carte” and the Triduum liturgies are open to all. Cost for the week: $820. Contact us to register: (514) 684-2311 ext 0, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CREATION AND THE CROSS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, facilitates a Holy Week retreat day, from 9 am to 4 pm, based on Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book, Creation and the Cross. The day is an invitation to reconsider the ancient concept of cosmic redemption, familiar in the early Church, and to reflect on the Passion of Jesus. Cost of $40 includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CREATION AND THE CROSS

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. This retreat begins at 8pm on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and the Washing of the Feet. It includes time for personal and communal prayer as well as the opportunity to attend Triduum services. Spiritual direction is not normally provided for those who come only for the Triduum. It concludes on Easter Sunday morning with a 9am Eucharist followed by 10am Brunch. Cost: $297. 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.

EASTER MOVIE: 'RISEN'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Risen is the story of Jesus’ resurrection and of the weeks that followed as seen through the eyes of Clavius, a Roman military tribune, charged by Pontius Pilate to disprove the rumours of the risen Messiah. Facilitators Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, will lead a viewing and discussion of the movie. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

WELCOME INTO HIS PRESENCE

Cranbrook, BCChrist the Servant Church. 1100 14th Ave. S. April 26, 7 pm, to April 27. Begins 6 pm. Friday followed by a Healing Mass. Come and experience this Nelson Diocese Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, set in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, titled Welcome into His Presence: "Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing." (Ps.100:2). On Saturday, well known speaker and musician, John Connelly, presents three times. Lunch provided. Holy Eucharist at 5 pm. No charge, love offering. No pre-registration. Brochures upon request. Contacts: Roy MacIntyre 778-516-2769 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Lynne Williams 250-489-1702 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Billeting upon request: Majella Brown 250-489-3741 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Pickering, ON. A silent retreat in the Jesuit Tradition at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. Joseph Schner, S.J. will facilitate the retreat, “Jesus, One with Us.” Cost: Suggested offering of $220 per person. This includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Contact: 905-839-2864 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3-DAY SILENT RETREAT

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre in Roches Point (Keswick), ON, on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe, offers an opportunity to receive the gifts of silence. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 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.

OTTAWA CHRISTIAN MEDITATION WEEKEND RETREAT

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Silent weekend retreat with meditation to allow stepping out of daily life and focusing on the spiritual journey. In four talks Denis Paquette explores the meaning of and need for faith. "Fortify Your Life: Dive into Faith." Denis has a diploma in contemplative theology and spiritual mentorship from Saint Paul University. Register by March 30: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-521-3234.

SIX DAY SILENT GUIDED RETREAT

Lethbridge, AB. Martha Retreat Centre. Paul Poproski, OSB, will direct this retreat with the theme: Christ-Our River of Life (Rev. 22). Cost is $630. To register: 403-328-3422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CHRISTIAN COMMEMORATON OF THE SHOAH

Montreal, QC. Christ Church Cathedral. Ceremony integrated into the Choral Evensong: survivor testimony, prayers, songs and music, lighting of commemorative candles. Ecumenical and interfaith event in the presence of Bishops Mary Irwin-Gibson and Christian Lépine. Organized by the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of Montreal. Info: https://www.montrealcathedral.ca/ 514-843-6577 ext 241.

REFLECTION ON SOME OF LIFE'S GREAT QUESTIONS: PART 2

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Paul McGill, csb, facilitates a discussion on these questions: What remains “unfinished” in my life? Do I have it in me to tackle one more project? Do I have the passion to take it on? Are there things for which I should make amends? Can I forgive? Do I really want to move on? (It is not necessary to have attended Part 1). Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

DAY OF STILLNESS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. This unstructured day, from 9 am to 4 pm, offers opportunity for personal prayer, relaxation and connection with God’s creation. Cost of $30 includes lunch and snacks. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE

Ottawa, ON. Held on Parliament Hill. For details, see www.marchforlife.ca

PERSONAL RETREAT DAYS

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Spend a day or two in silence and reflection on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario. Cost is $80 per day which includes three meals, snacks and overnight. Retreat runs from 9 am Thursday to 4 pm Friday. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UNENDING PULL OF LOVE

Arnprior, ON. Galilee Centre. Maureen McDonnell will lead a retreat that invites you to draw aside and through story, contemplative practice, literature, music and nature, to encounter the promise of more life, new freedom and deeper love. We will listen so we may become the wise folks we are summoned to be today. This retreat will begin with registration at 4 pm May 10 and run until 11 am May 12. Cost: Single $210, Double $180, Commuter $150. Web: www.galileecentre.com. Register at 613-623-4242 ext 21 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RATIONAL-EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy focuses on uncovering irrational beliefs which may lead to unhealthy negative emotions and then replacing them with more productive rational alternatives. Presenter: Franklin Mizzi, csb. Noon to 3:30 pm. Suggested offering: $15, which includes soup and finger-foods. For more info, visit www.marieroseplace.com. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-253-1383 to register.