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Parish Life

The parish is the centre of Church life - the family of families that is intended to be a basic building block of society.  St Monica Institute is developing a broad spectrum of formation and support for parish leaders, ministers, and helpers in the areas of catechesis, sacramental preparation, outreach ministries, and liturgy. Look here for relevant courses, events, and resources.

There is much to learn, much to share here.  And we must have ready as many methods of teaching and outreach as their exist souls:

Whoever teaches must become "all things to all men" (I Cor 9:22), to
win everyone to Christ. . . Above all, teachers must not imagine that a
single kind of soul has been entrusted to them, and that consequently
it is lawful to teach and form equally all the faithful in true piety with
one and the same method!

                                              Catechism of the Catholic Church, 24


We are gathering resources for those interested or involved in all aspects of parish life.  Look for them soon. In the meantime, what are your needs? Share them with us so that we can help.

Courses and Events

Look here and at our calendar for coming events. Don't see what you're looking for? Let us know - maybe we can help.

Opportunities and Advocates

Whether you're looking for guidance, networking, or chances to really roll your sleeves up and get to work, these active and respected Catholic organizations can help to point you along the way.

The Office of Formation for Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Toronto is one of our most important partners, working with us to present courses in Catechesis, Bereavement, and other ministries at the parish level, as well as resources, retreats, and workshops for families.
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Saint Monica Institute
for Education and Evangelization

We are growing rapidly, working with many offices and ministries to animate many projects. Please watch here for additional opportunities to advocate and to serve. Join us when you can, and bring your ideas for evangelization with you.

Donate to the Community

Volunteer your time, talent and treasure to the catholic community both at the parish level and our larger community. Take a look at the various opportunities to support below.


Monetary donations are not the only way to give back to your local community and archdiocese at large. Take a look at the various volunteer opportunities in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

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If you are interested in learning more about the spirituality of "deep stewardship" or represent a parish community looking for practical resources to help you more deeply engage your parishioners in parish life, click here!

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There are various charities that you can donate to as well as your local parish community. Consider a donation to any of these worthy causes.


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Archdiocese of Toronto
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