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Praxis of Faith Series

PRAXIS OF FAITH SERIES FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS, STAFF & PARISH COMMUNITIES  |  2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

CONTEMPLATIVE RETREATS

Contemplative retreats are being offered at Mount Mary in Ancaster and will entail an overnight stay. Specifics with respect to what to bring will be provided to registered participants prior to each retreat.

SYSTEM STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TEAM; SYSTEM SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE TEAM; SYSTEM STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES TEAM

MARCH 8-9, 2018

This retreat is being offered to system level staff supporting student achievement, special education needs and well-being.

SILENT RETREAT “THE FIRST LANGUAGE OF GOD IS SILENCE.” (ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS)

APRIL 13-14, 2018

This retreat will take place in the context of listening to God through silence. It is Phase II of the contemplative retreats that have been offered over the past two school years and is open to staff, clergy and parishioners, with priority given to current staff.

RSVP required. Email: register@bhncdsb.ca (please indicate the event name in the subject line and advise of any dietary restrictions) or call 519-756-6369 ext. 0

($200 registration/accommodation fee for non-BHNCDSB employees)

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

APRIL 19-20, 2018

This retreat is being offered to Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board Principals and Vice-Principals in both the elementary and secondary panels.

RSVP required for all sessions. Email: register@bhncdsb.ca ext. 0 (please indicate the event name/date in the subject line and advise of any dietary restrictions) or call 519-756-6369 ext. 00’.

TRILOGY SERIES ON THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE

PART 3 – MARCH 1, 2018

CONTEMPLATIVES IN OUR FAITH TRADITION FOR OUR TIMES

TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. (dinner provided at 5:30 p.m.)

LOCATION: Catholic Education Centre, Brantford

REGISTRATION FEE: $20 for non-BHNCDSB participants

FACILITATORS: Teresa and Paul Tratnyek

This session will focus on the lives of St. Francis and St. Clair of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross and the wisdom they bring as significant contemplatives for our times.

Teresa and Paul are alumni from The Living School for Action and Contemplation. They will share their learnings and practice as a nurse and teacher, respectively.

RSVP required for all. Email: register@bhncdsb.ca ext. 0 (please indicate the event name/date in the subject line and advise of any dietary restrictions) or call 519-756-6369 ext. 0’.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICES

THEOLOGY ON TAP - “WALK HUMBLY WITH GOD – AN INNER AND OUTER RESPONSE TO LOVE”

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (complimentary appetizers provided; cash bar)

LOCATION: Springview Farm Golf Course, Waterford

FACILITATOR: Fr. Paul Massel

Fr. Paul will share his story, moving from the world of professional theatre and the Phantom of the Opera to Priesthood and care for the poor in Uganda and the Philippines. He will share how God calls each of us to respond with compassion and humility to those right in front of us.

Fr. Paul Massel has been widely acclaimed in Canada and the United States for his performances in opera, music theatre and the concert stage, including a five-year run in the Phantom of the Opera. His studies in palliative care, clinical pastoral education and hheology, culminated in a Master of Divinity degree, followed by his ordination to the priesthood in 2000. He is presently Faith Animator and Board Chaplain for the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board.

RSVP required. Email: register@bhncdsb.ca (please indicate the event name in the subject line) or call 519-756-6369 ext. 0

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Space is limited for the BHNCDSB "Praxis of Faith Series" 2017-18.

For some events, there may be is a registration fee for those outside the system wishing to participate.

For more information and to register:

EMAIL: register@bhncdsb.ca  |Please include the event name and date in the email subject line. PHONE: 519-756-6369 ext. 0