Events

3-DAY SILENT RETREAT

Roches Point (Keswick), ON. Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe offers an opportunity to take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Private accommodation, home-cooked 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. Requests for private retreats and/or spiritual direction are welcome throughout the year.

CREATOR RESHAPE MY HEART, GOD STEADY MY SPIRIT

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Sr. Mary Rowell, csj, leads an Ash Wednesday retreat day, reflecting on Psalm 51 to prepare to live Lent and prepare for Easter. Cost of $40 includes lunch and snacks. Retreat runs 9 am to 4 pm. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE SHACK'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips receives a mysterious letter urging him to go to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Despite his doubts, Mack journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa. Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, will explore how we experience God and where God is in suffering. 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.

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..

SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. Paul Robson, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on March 8 to 1 pm on March 10. Theme: A Retreat with St. Kateri Tekakwitha. Suggested offering: $220 per person, which includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Web: www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phoning 905-839-2864 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LENTEN SABBATH WEEKEND

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. Set time aside for reflection and prayer as we spend time in silence & holy waiting for the approach of Easter. Cost is $160. To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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..

SILENT RETREAT FOR MEN

Pickering, ON. Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd. Fr. John Sullivan, SJ, will lead a silent retreat in the Jesuit tradition from 7 pm on March 8 to 1 pm on March 10. Theme: We love because he first loved us: Our discipleship as a response to God’s love, mercy and grace. Suggested offering: $220 per person, which includes accommodation, meals, program and spiritual direction. Web: www.manresa-canada.ca. Register by phoning 905-839-2864 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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..

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.

GRACE AT THE MOVIES: 'THE VISITOR'

Windsor, ON. Marie Rose Place. 318-320 Randolph St. When a disaffected professor, who has been drifting aimlessly through life, travels to New York for a lecture, he finds illegal immigrants living in his apartment. He invites them to stay and develops a deep connection to them that changes his life. Janine Rocheleau, snjm, and Joe Quinn, csb, lead a discussion following the viewing. 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.

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..

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.

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.

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..

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..

PERSONAL/DIRECTED RETREAT

Cobourg, ON. Villa St Joseph, 445 Monk St. A time to “be still and know that I am God.” The retreatant participates in a daily rhythm of direction, prayer, reflection and rest to discover more deeply the God within. Cost is $560 (with direction extra). To register, call 905-372-2741 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.