April 26, 2011


Lord Teach Us to Pray: An Introduction to the Jesuit Prayer Tradition –Six Tuesdays 7 – 9 pm, May 3rd  – June 7th  with a retreat day on Sat., May 7th.



This six week introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius is a stand-alone programme but for those who might be interested in making the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life retreat, this programme also fulfills the necessary pre-requisite for the Spiritual Exercises retreat. The focus of these six weeks will be God as experienced in one’s personal prayer. The participant is assisted to learn to listen to the “voice” of God speaking to them in their “heart”.  The retreatant (with the help of their Retreat Director) learns to discern God’s presence and will in their life.  During the course of this retreat, participants will learn the fundamentals of various methods of praying extant in the Jesuit Tradition.  These include: meditation, contemplation, the consciousness examen and receive spiritual direction.

This retreat programme is a ‘user-friendly’ way to get a new sense of how God works in our lives, how to make spiritual wise choices, and how to find God in the people and experiences that fill our days.  Enrollment will be limited. Please contact Valerie at 453-9243 or education.center@stignatiusparish.ca  to register.



R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

NEXT START DATE: Tuesday, September 22nd

The RCIA is the process by which adults are initiated into the Catholic Church. 

There are generally three categories of people who participate in the RCIA:

• Adults who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism.
• Adults who have been Baptized Catholic or in another Christian tradition and have not received Confirmation and/or First Communion.
• Adults who have been Baptized & Confirmed in another Christian tradition but are interested in being received into full membership in the Roman Catholic Church.

Adults prepare for initiation through a weekly process of spiritual and doctrinal formation to broaden their understanding of the Bible, the Church, and our teachings and traditions.  Topics covered by a variety of lay and religious presenters include the basic Christian story, the afterlife, church devotions, the Sacraments, moral decision making, personal prayer, the Saints, social justice and apologetics.

This program begins Tuesdays in the fall of each year, 7 – 9 pm, and continues beyond Easter. If you are interested in learning about the Catholic faith please contact Valerie at 453-9243 or education.center@stignatiusparish.ca  to register.

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