Workshops

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH: CALLED AND GIFTED WORKSHOP

Join us Fridays, March 17, 24, 31, April 7 and 21 from 6:30pm-9:00pm each evening (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). The workshop will introduce participants to how God is calling each of us through our spiritual gifts, known as charisms. We will take a personal inventory of our charisms and learn how to work with these gifts through prayer, group sharing and practice. The program is comprised of five audio recordings which are led by Fr. Sweeney, O.P. and Sherry Weddell of the Catherine of Siena Institute. We guarantee that you will leave this workshop with greater love and understanding of yourself and those you encounter in your daily life. Registration and five-session commitment is required. For more info, please contact Lucille  at 514-799-7974 or caralucy2@gmail.com.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: FACELESS DOLLS PROJECT AT ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH

All are welcome to our parish hall (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle) on Saturday, February 18 from 1:30pm-4:30pm for a workshop of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, presented by our CWL. The workshop will conclude with Mass at 4:30pm, followed by refreshments. The objectives of the workshop are to raise awareness about and honour the issue of the interrupted lives of our missing mothers and sisters across Canada, and to reflect with our sisters in spirit. A goodwill offering would be greatly appreciated. To register by February 11, contact Cathy at 514-546-2984 or calabreche@hotmail.ca; Louise at 514-303-3387; or Pat at 514-507-0800. Visit https://www.nwac.ca/mmiwg/.

 

FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS

This seven-session course explores the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola on daily prayer. Our principal guide will be Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV. In this DVD series, Fr. Gallagher guides us through an understanding of the purpose of the Examen Prayer in finding God in all things, and also explains how this surprisingly simple prayer can make us more discerning and grateful
individuals. The course includes guided discussion on the application of this teaching in our current lives. Join us Thursday evenings, 7pm-9pm from March 2 to April 20 (excluding Holy Thursday) at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre (3457 West Broadway, NDG). Cost is $75. To register contact the Centre at 514-481-1064.

 

ST. MONICA PARISH: LAUDATO SI’ THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN MOTHER EARTH…OUR COMMON HOME

Led by Sr. Maura McGrath, CND.  With all women and men of goodwill, we long to be deeply attentive to the Holy Spirit moving us into a future filled with hope. These three sessions will offer us an opportunity to listen together to Jesus’ call to heal the Earth through the lens of “Laudato Si’ – Care for our Common Home.” Join us Wednesday evenings, February 8, 15 and 22 from 7pm-8:30pm in the parish hall (6402 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). Pope Francis’ book, Laudato Si’ will be available for purchase at $10 each upon request at registration.  For information and to register by February 6, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca.

 

LA FONDATION HUMANITAS: LEARN LATIN OR ANCIENT GREEK!

We will be offering Latin (Wednesday evenings) and Ancient Greek (Monday evenings) at 7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal) every second week starting in September. Cost is $120 for
24-hour course. For more information and to register contact 450-445-8897 or braultd@loyola.ca.

CRIB AND CROSS FRANCISCAN MINISTRIES: WORKSHOP SERIES

CCFM will offer a group workshop series for persons struggling with a significant loss, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or other difficult change. Practical tools are presented in talks,
reflections and discussions led by Richard Boileau, MA CT OFS with more than 20 years experience. Join us Tuesday evenings, September 6 to December 6 from 7pm-8:30pm at St. Luke Parish (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux). Cost of $120 for the entire series, including printed materials. For more information or to register, contact 514-697-9813 or  info@cribandcross.org.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTRE: PRACTICING MERCY WORKSHOP

Practicing Mercy: Embraced by Mercy, Kissed by Love with Father Philip Chircop
It has been said that mercy is the capacity to enter the chaos of another, facilitating healing, wellness and wholeness in the process. This workshop we will explore what it means to believe in a God whose mercy is fresh every morning and our call to practice mercy in all our encounters, on a daily basis.
To be held Friday, May 13, from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, May 14, from 9am-4pm (please bring a lunch) at Loyola High School (7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Cost is $60. For more information or to register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

GRIEF WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

A team of trained volunteers are providing help to children to understand and express their grief with a free workshop, and a concurrent Parent Discussion Group to give parents/guardians the opportunity to discuss the topic of children’s grief. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 9am to 2pm at Selwyn House School, 101 Cote St. Antoine (corner Staunton) in Westmount. A light lunch will be provided. All late comers will be turned away. To register a child, please connect by April 25th to Natalie Segall 514-222-9668 or Jillian Lucht 514-826-1810. More info is available on the website: www.griefcentral.com

McGILL UNIVERSITY: FREE WORKSHOPS

The Council on Palliative Care will provide three free sessions for caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. All workshops will take place at the Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom (4100 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount-entrance at 395 Elm Avenue) from 6pm-8pm each evening on the following dates:
April 4 – Little Stars accomplishing the extraordinary in the face of serious illness. Discusion following the film with Dr. Stephen Liben, Director of Pediatric Palliative CCare at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
April 11 – What Matters Most finding what to say at the end of life and Lessons of Loss,
inspirational video vignettes of stories in bereavement. Discussion following the videos with
Dr. Christopher MacKinnon, Senior Psychologist at the Balfour Mount Palliative Care Unit at the MUHC.
April 18 – Music & Art: Alive in the Home with Samantha Borgal, accredited music therapist and Sarah Tevyaw, art therapist.
Contact The Council on Palliative Care at fmpa202@gmail.com. Visit www.mcgill.ca/council-on-palliative-care.

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH: LIFE AND FAITH SESSIONS

The Alpha Parenting Children Course #5: Our Long-Term Aim on Wednesday, November 4 from 7pm-9pm (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Contact the Adult Faith Enrichment Office at 514-626-4111 x222 or AdultEd@becket.ca.