Retreats and Conferences
March 6-9, 2022
Busy Person Retreat
Campus Ministry is offering a Lenten Busy Persons Retreat from Sunday, March 6 to Wednesday, March 9. The theme of the retreat is "Desert not deserted" and is made within the busyness of your everyday life. You will receive materials for individual reflection on your own time. In addition, you are invited to take part in one-hour online sessions on the Monday and Tuesday evenings to pray and reflect as a group (and smaller breakout groups, if necessary). We are very happy to welcome Dr. Anne Walsh, DMin, Lay Redemptorist Missionary, who will facilitate these sessions, and Fr. Santo Arrigo, C.Ss.R. who will be presider and homilist at Masses on March 6 and 9. Take a pause out of your busy life this Lent to reflect on how you are loved and give yourself the gift of spiritual renewal.
Sunday, March 6 at 2pm – 2:30pm – Orientation Session – Online (Session to be recorded)
Sunday, March 6 at 5pm – 6pm – Mass (In-person and livestreamed)
Monday, March 7 at 7pm – 8pm – Prayer and Reflection Session (Online)
Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm – 8pm – Prayer and Reflection Session (Online)
Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm – 8pm – Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration (In-person and livestreamed)
Contact Annette at email@example.com for more information.
The Regional Canadian Catholic Student Association (CCSA) Conference
January 28 – 30, 2022
What does it mean to be a witness to the gospel in the 21st century? What does it mean to live it out with integrity and fullness? What does it mean to witness both in word and deed?
On January 28-30th the University of King's College is hosting the 2022 CCSA Central Region Conference that will investigate some the complex issues surrounding being a witness to Jesus Christ today. Registration is only $10 and all are invited, register below the poster!
Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo (website: McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame).
Luke Stocking (Twitter: @lukestocking)
Bishop Joseph Dabrowski (website: Diocese of London)
Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., is the director of undergraduate studies at the McGrath Institute for Church Life where he also serves as academic director for Notre Dame Vision. He holds a concurrent teaching appointment in the Department of Theology.
He is the author of six books: A God Who Questions (OSV, 2019), What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life’s Big Decisions (Ave Maria, 2018), Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints (UND Press, 2017), Witness: Learning to Tell the Stories of Grace that Illumine Our Lives (Ave Maria, 2016), Turn to the Lord (Liturgical Press, forthcoming 2021), and Praying into Christ (Word Among Us, forthcoming 2021). He is also co-editor, with Vittorio Montemaggi, of Dante, Mercy, and the Beauty of the Human Person (Wipf & Stock, 2017) and with Tim O'Malley of I Call You Friends: John Cavadini and the Vision of Catholic Leadership for Higher Education (Wipf & Stock, 2019).
Click here to view the poster.
Click here to register.
What is a retreat?
A retreat is an opportunity to come away from our usual daily lives. It is an invitation to be refreshed in body, mind and spirit. It is a special time where we seek to find The One who is always seeking us.
Day of Reflection
October 2, 2021
Students are invited to participate in a day of reflection on God’s active work in the world and their own lives. This day will be an outdoor event at the Ignatian Centre in Guelph on Saturday October 2. A fee of $15 will include transportation, lunch, and dinner. If you have further questions or would like to sign up, please contact Annette Donovan Panchaud.
Click here to view the poster.
Annual Student Retreat
October 22-24, 2021
A Call to Listen
In his encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis calls us to renew our commitment to our neighbour and to our world. Come away for a weekend and connect with fellow students, reflecting on what it means to deeply listen and how it can impact our relationship with God and with the world around us.
The retreat will be led by Father Santo Arrigo, C.Ss.R., a Redemptorist priest who is currently serving as the Coordinator of Ignite Youth and Young Adult Ministry Canada.
*Location: Holy Family Retreat Centre (https://hfrh.ca), Harrow.
Cost: $50 (includes transportation, accommodation, and meals)
To register, contact Annette Donovan Panchaud. Deadline for registration is October 15 or until spaces are filled.
*In person retreat, COVID pending.
If you are unable to attend due to financial challenges please contact Annette directly.
See poster here.