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Let us build the city of God

“Every political discussion is a question of vision and values,” said Councillor Joe Mihevc at Theology on Tap’s April event. “You just need to tease these out.” He urged his audience to use their faith commitment to transform the world. As a city councillor for the past 15 years, with a PhD in theology and social ethics, he is well placed to discuss this topic.

The Spirit of Giving

“I wanted to do something more than our usual Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph’s College,” said Justin Jalea, director of the University of St. Michael’s Liturgical Choir. “ I proposed it to the choir, they agreed and we all set to work.” The result was a concert called “The Spirit of Giving” held on March 3, 2006, a benefit for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto’s mission in Haiti.

Two Residents Win Cressy Award

Two 4th year graduating students of St. Joseph’s College were awarded the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards on March 7. On the executive of St. Mike’s Rabanus Project, Julia Lauwers, pictured above with college Dean Anne Marie Marrin CSJ to her left and Annamaria Enenajor to her right, helped promote Christianity as a cultural phenomenon by organizing presentation and planning meetings with others enrolled in the Christianity and Culture program. Annamaria sang in the college’s liturgical choir, and volunteered both for the Chaplaincy Team and the Into the Cold Program.

Sister Helena Turns 100

With Sr. Mary Catherine Doyle looking on, Sr. Margaret presents Sr. Helena with greetings from the Apostolic Nuncio in the name of the Pope, the Archbishop of Toronto, the Governor General, the Lieutenant Governor, the Premier of Ontario, the Mayor of Toronto and the President of the University of Toronto.

Working for Peace

In a Mi’kmaq village in New Brunswick, William Payne falls sick while being part of a violence-reduction team sent by Christian Peacemaker Teams. He receives an herbal remedy from the chief’s sister for his flu and recovers. When he thanks Kwegsi at the band office the next day, the chief laughs and says to the young people with him, “ We never learn. For 500 years when they get sick, we give them medicine!”

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