Events

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Montreal, QC. Monte Carmelo Parish. 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.

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.

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

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.

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..

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.

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

Montreal, QC. Monte Carmelo Parish. 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.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE WAY'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. An American father travels to France to claim the body of his estranged son, who was killed while walking The Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago) in the Pyrenees. While there, he decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honour his son’s desire to finish the journey. Joe Quinn, csb, and Janine Rocheleau, snjm, will explore themes in the film. 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.

SACRED GARDEN, DOORWAY OF THE SPIRIT

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. The retreat day, which runs from 9 am to 4 pm, will focus on the gateways or dispositions to God’s Spirit that open the doorway to God’s guidance found within ourselves and present in all creation. Facilitator: 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..

THE MYSTICS, EARTH AND YOU: LOVING YOUR PLACE IN THE FAMILY OF THINGS

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! In the sweet days of spring, with inspiration from mystics of old and new – such as Teilhard de Chardin, Mary Oliver, Hildegard of Bingen and Francis of Assisi – we will explore and deepen our place in the great family of things that is Creation. Through inspirational talks, hands-on experiential meditations with nature, silence, communal prayer, Eucharist and individual spiritual direction, we will deepen the holy communion we share with the natural world, God and one another. 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.

8-DAY DIRECTED RETREAT

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: $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.

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Pickering, ON. A silent Ignatian retreat for young professionals (age 21-40) at Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre. Fr. John D. O’Brien, S.J. will facilitate the retreat which will offer tools of discernment for those seeking greater clarity about God’s will in their lives. 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.

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: PRAYERS OF PENTECOST

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, leads this retreat day in celebration of Pentecost with grateful reflections on the gifts of God for the people of God. In the ever-present Spirit, how are we called to be sacred presence in our world? 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..

FAMILY DAY AT THE VILLA

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. A day of family fun and exploring nature, with practical workshops for children and adults, and prayerful reflection on ways in which we are called to live simply in light of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. The day includes a picnic lunch. Facilitated by the Villa team and Mary Helen Moes. Freewill offering. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COME TO THE WATER

Harrow, ON. Holy Names Villa. 829 Woodbridge Dr. From June 7, 7 pm, to June 9, 2 pm. Come and experience time set apart for prayer, reflection, reading and relaxation with the Lord, while sitting in contemplation on the shore of Lake Erie at Holy Names Villa. Facilitated by Joe Quinn, csb, and Janine Rocheleau, snjm, this weekend will include presentations on the water theme and will conclude on Sunday with Eucharist and lunch. This weekend is limited to eight people on a first-come basis. Single occupancy, $200; double occupancy, $125 per person. Further details will provided after confirming registration. 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. or call 519-253-1383 to register.

THE LITTLE PRINCE RETREAT: A WEEKEND WITH A CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. NEW! The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry’s tender balm, written for hearts chafed by disappointments, is the perfect companion for re-enchanting our adult world. A quiet spiritual master, the Little Prince will teach us to inhabit the deserts of our lives with more beauty, friendship and grace. Facilitated by Greg Kennedy, SJ. 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.

SUMMER TRAINING AND PRACTICUM IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Guelph, ON. Loyola House – Ignatius Jesuit Centre. Is your ministry in giving spiritual direction or in leading retreats? Consider strengthening your skills through the Summer Training and Practicum in Spiritual Direction. Find out more at www.loyolahouse.com. There is an application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 519.824.1250 ext 266.