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Looking after spiritual needs in the golden years

Reprinted with permission from The Catholic Register, April 13, 2014 — Sr. Mary Rose Marrin is attempting to fill a ministry gap in the Archdiocese of Toronto for a demographic that is continuing to grow: those reaching their golden years. 
 
"The fact of the matter is that there are many many more older people and they are living longer," said the Sister of St. Joseph.

Urban Way of the Cross resurrected

The Catholic Register, April 4, 2014 — Faith Connections envisions the city as a living Stations of the Cross.
 
The organization, an arm of the Sisters of St. Joseph’s Fontbonne Ministries that conducts ministries directed at youth, has developed an event that relates everyday issues of urban society with the Stations.

Lent is a time of preparation

Thompson Citizen, March 28, 2014  — Lent, the season we are now living, is a time to prepare for and look forward to new life. "Lent" comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning spring. Being in Thompson or the Northern regions, we have to start the seeds for our spring plants indoors.

Councillor talks politics to youth

The Catholic Register, March 21, 2014 — Toronto’s next municipal election happens this fall, but voter turnout is typically low among eligible youth. So Theology on Tap is hosting a night of politics and religion over drinks on March 24. The event will bring in city councillor Joe Mihevc to speak to Catholic young adults about faith and civic engagement.

Seeking Justice for Aboriginal Peoples: Associate Assembly Day

On March 8, 2014, 60 Associates and Sisters gathered for the CSJ Associate Assembly Day at 2 O’Connor Drive. Guest speaker Sister Priscilla Solomon, a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, spoke on “Indigenous Issues, Spirituality and Current Justice.” Sister Priscilla is Ojibway which is part of the Anishinabek Nation. 
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