Small Group Programs

Small group programs are offered throughout the year. There are a wide range of topics meeting the needs and interests of a variety of different people.

Fall Programs

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“Echoes of God’s Tenderness”

Monthly Contemplative Prayer

You are invited to this monthly quiet time of prayer. The only pre-requisite is a longing to enrich your connection with God’s intimate love for you. This contemplative prayer time will include beautiful music, moments of silence and the inspiring work of Canadian poet, Ulrich Schaffer. Refreshments will be available following the time of prayer. Open to seekers of any denomination – no registration needed – come when you are able.


DATE & TIME: 3rd Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct.15

FACILITATOR: Sr. Lea Joanisse, CSJ

SUGGESTED OFFERING: Free-will

LOCATION: Mount St. Joseph Centre Chapel, 90 Ontario Avenue

"Boundless Compassion:

Creating a Way of Life"

Come and strengthen your understanding of compassion for yourself and for others. This 6-week program, based on Joyce Rupp’s newest book of the same name, promises to be very enlightening as we reflect on and experience compassion as the greatest sign of God’s love in our lives. Join with others in kinship to share and enrich each other’s insights following each week of prayerful study. (Limited to 8 participants)


DATE & TIME: Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Oct. 11 - Nov. 15

FACILITATOR: Robin Lelievre

SUGGESTED OFFERING: $30 + cost of book

Men’s Fall Program

"Aging Gracefully, Living Fruitfully"

We go through three major phases of growth and discipleship during our lives. In the final stage, we struggle to give our deaths away. How do we do this so that our aging and death becomes our final gift to our loved ones? DVD presentations by Fr. Ron Rolheiser plus time for quiet reflection, journaling and sharing.


DATE & TIME: Thurs., 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22

FACILITATOR: Burnie Thorp

 SUGGESTED OFFERING: $30

"Falling Upward:

A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life"

Based on the book of the same name by Richard Rohr, this bi-weekly program will give you a fresh way of looking at spirituality that “grows” through life. Join us as we consider a new way of looking at “spirituality” with videos of Fr. Rohr and reflecting on his book . . . a way of looking at the events of your life that will enrich you beyond all telling


DATE & TIME: Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5; Jan. 9, 23; Feb. 6

FACILITATOR: Sr. Mary Jo Radey, CSJ

SUGGESTED OFFERING: $30 + cost of book

Spring Programs

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"Harvest Us Home:

Good News As We Age"

This 6-week program is based on the book of the same name. The book is a treasure of spiritual maturity and psychological savvy. This program will guide you to experience how aging can be an enriching time…to review your life with gratitude…to recognize God’s ever-present & gracious love …to be encouraged to live life as fully as possible


DATE & TIME: Mondays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18 - March 25

FACILITATOR: Robin Lelievre

 SUGGESTED OFFERING: $30 + book

Men’s Lenten Program

“Wondrous Encounters”

Using Richard Rohr’s book, you will explore Lenten Scripture passages in an exceptional way – leading to transformation rather than simply offering information. Input, quiet reflection time and sharing are included.


DATE & TIME: Thurs., 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mar. 7, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11, 16

FACILITATOR: Burnie Thorp

SUGGESTED OFFERING: $30 + book