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Altar Server Awards 2023
For 36 years, the Greater Toronto Area Serra Clubs have been recognizing the service and achievements of altar servers from parishes across the Archdiocese of Toronto through the annual Bishop’s Altar Server Awards for Service.
Each year, local...
Helping Children Grow Closer to God
Anna Boyagoda, Director of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the Archdiocese of Toronto, answers a few of the most common questions about the CGS ministry.
1. What is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd?
The Catechesis of the...
A Life of Service
In light of the annual Shepherds' Trust collection for retired priests taking place this weekend (Nov. 18/19), here's a look at Msgr. James Hannah's journey in service to the Church.
Msgr. James Hannah knows the...
Red Wednesday: For Persecuted Christians Worldwide
For almost ten years now, Red Wednesday has been a must-attend international event for a growing number of Christians around the world. "Not only do our national offices raise awareness among Catholics, as well as the benefactors and friends...
Musical Film: Journey to Bethlehem
A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honour. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM — a live-action Christmas musical adventure for the...
The 'Art of Accompaniment'
November is the month of All Souls, an opportunity to remember and pray for our loved ones who have died. It is also an opportunity to reach out and accompany the bereaved families of our parish communities. Saulina (Sally) Amaral...
Called to a Life of Mission
World Mission Sunday is this upcoming Sunday, October 22. In light of this, Sr. Colette, a second year novice with the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, reflects on her time as a student missionary while at the Newman Centre at...
World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday is this upcoming Sunday, October 22. In light of this, Fr. Peter Turrone reflects on his time spent working as a missionary in the Gobi Desert – the largest desert in Asia.
1. What led you to...
Reflecting on Finding Life During Difficult Times
The below is an excerpt from Archdiocese of Toronto Deacon Robert Kinghorn’s book, The Church on the Street, chronicling his ministry for the poor, the ill, addicted, and homeless in one of the roughest parts of Toronto. In...
Truth and Reconciliation: Undoing the Knots
September 30 has been designated as an observed ‘National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.’
In the face of historic and present injustices toward and among Indigenous Peoples in the lands of Canada, this is a day...
Feast of the Archangels
With the upcoming Feast of the Archangels on September 29, Fr. Andrew Summerson, Assistant Professor of Greek Patristics and Eastern Christian Studies at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at the University of St. Michael's College...
Life-Giving Wounds: A Healing Retreat for Adult Children of Divorced and Separated Parents is being offered at St. Francis Centre in Caledon from September 29 to October 1. For information and to register, please visit The Saint Monica Institute...
A Pilgrim’s Reflections on World Youth Day
Michelle Pacheco, Mission Development Coordinator for OCY Missionaries at the Office of Catholic Youth, was one of the more than 5,000 Canadian pilgrims that journeyed to Lisbon, Portugal, to celebrate World Youth Day from August 2 to 6. Below...
Reflections on the Papal Visit, One Year Later
One year ago, Pope Francis made his penitential pilgrimage to Canada. The theme of his visit was "Walking Together."
At the outset of his journey, in Maskwacis, Alberta, His Holiness said, "I am sorry. I ask forgiveness, in particular, for...
A Joyful Encounter Between the Young and Old
The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated on Sunday July 23, close to the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
Pope Francis “renews his invitation to everyone – dioceses, parishes, associations...
The Gift of Grandparenthood
Archdiocese of Toronto parishioner Cindy Tracey, a grandmother of 24 (soon to be 25) grandkids, reflects on her unique role in light of the third World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on July 23. Cindy's...
From the GTA to Martyrs' Shrine: A Pilgrim's Journey
Totus Tuus Summer Camps are returning to 20 parishes throughout the archdiocese this month. The camps, geared toward youth ages 6-18, are facilitated by faithful young adult “missionaries” who receive several weeks of formation and training. It...
Recognizing Dignity on National Indigenous Peoples Day
Julia and Adam Kozak, a married couple involved in bridge-building and peacemaking with Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, reflect on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Adam, a Lay Pastoral Associate and musician, was the National Project Manager for the Programs...