This site is divided into the following categories: News, Reflections, Liturgical Readings, Patron Saints Index, Daily E-Pistle, Polls, Quizzes, Games, Tell a Friend, Jukebox, Word of God Reflections, 60 Second Aquinas Lesson and Awards. A person can also subscribe to their bulletin or purchase various items. This site would be useful to Catholic educators because information can be found in a variety of areas. For example, Jukebox lists liturgical songs under the subcategories of Traditional, Contemporary, Classical and Christmas. — S. Campagna
This site provides you with an introduction of who they are, how they work, their council members and officials, related groups, news and events. They also have faith and witness, justice and peace and biotechnology pages. This site would be beneficial to a religion educator if they were trying to inform their students about the council of churches and what their goals and responsibilities are. As well it would be useful if they were specifically looking for information on biotechnology or social justice issues. A great research site for high school age students. — D. Ritchie
This web site fosters a climate of interest in Bible Study. It also publishes a quarterly Biblical newsletter for personal spiritual development. This is an excellent web site to obtain teaching aids and Biblical materials to supplement and support elementary, secondary and university students. — R. Mazzotta
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, a democratic movement for international solidarity, supports partners in the Global South in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political and economic structures. It educates the Canadian population about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change. In the struggle for human dignity, Development and Peace associates with social change groups in the North and South. It supports women in their search for social and economic justice.
This site provides you with general information, list of recent updates, member resources, address and phone numbers. This site gives you a vast amount of research on this organization.
A great resource for teachers and or a student working on a project. The student could inform their peers about what the women’s league offers the general population. It is also important for young women to know how they can be a part of their catholic church. — D. Ritchie
This site caters to those interested in exploring established Christian communities whose mission it is to serve. The philosophy of the Catholic Worker Movement, which was founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the dignity of every human person. Today over 175 Catholic Worker Communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, prayer, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and forsaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms. Toronto’s Parkdale community has a Catholic Worker House located at 1339 King W. — Martina Smith
Christian Aid works in over 60 countries helping people regardless, of religion or race to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice. It works wherever the need is greatest through local organization through 16 oversees offices. It campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor and it strives for a new world transformed by an end to poverty. This is a good resource to have, support and research. — D.Brunet
Habitat for Humanity Canada’s vision, mission and values are delivered by Habitat for Humanity affiliates that work in over 300 communities across Canada. Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliates select and prepare partner families for homeownership, manage the construction of Habitat homes, and hold partner family mortgages. They play a vital role at the local level by engaging community volunteers, securing resources, increasing the profile of Habitat for Humanity and raising awareness about the issue of affordable housing in their communities.
The Institute for Catholic Education is dedicated to working with, bringing together, and assisting all those who share responsibility for English Catholic education in their efforts to promote and maintain Catholic schools animated by the Gospel and reflecting the tenets of the Catholic faith. Contains links to the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations and other important documents and Profiles. — ICE/LM
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. – Their website
Welcome to the website of the Jesuits in English Canada. The mission of the Society of Jesus is the service of faith and the promotion of justice, to be with Jesus as He builds a Kingdom of love, justice and peace. We seek to undertake this mission with spiritual and intellectual depth and with a deep commitment to social justice, solidarity with the poor and respect for God’s creation. – Their website
The homepage offers a French/English option. The language choice selection goes to a site menu with five menu choices each providing information about various aspects of the L’Arche community. On this page there is also a site map choice. The site map outlines in detail everything that is available at this website: History, Newsletters, Prayer of L’Arche, Jean Vanier’s letters, volunteer information etc. This faith community is a good example of the beatitudes of Jesus in action, respect for life & the marginalized. A great website for teachers in York Region because there is a L’Arche community in Richmond Hill and it is available for student reflection days, programs etc.–Pat Cooney
Jesuit Retreat Centre in Pickering, Ontario.
The Martyrs’ Shrine is the National Shrine to the Canadian Martyrs. The Shrine honours the eight Jesuit Saints who lived, worked, and died here over 350 years ago, celebrating the significant contributions they made to the introduction of Christianity into aboriginal culture as well as the founding of the Province of Ontario and the nation of Canada.
Catholic Missions In Canada seeks to sustain and extend the Catholic Faith in isolated, poor and hard-to-reach mission areas in Canada. These are communities where diocesan resources are insufficient to keep the Church alive. Catholic Missions promotes national awareness on the needs of our Canadian missions and raises funds to sustain the work of evangelization. –from their website
This website offers information about The Newman Centre located in Toronto. It is a Roman Catholic mission for the University of Toronto community. It is found at the St. George downtown campus. The Newman Centre offers a diverse number of programs and activities, as well as, lectures and liturgies. Great for teaching resources and volunteer work opportunities. — Janet Ferlisi
Catholic School Board Superintendents
Teachers federation for Ontario Catholic Teachers from JK to Grade 12
This bilingual directory includes information on: Over sixty Chanceries; Over five thousand churches and missions; Over one hundred communities of men; Over three hundred communities of women; and current web pages of all the above.