CARFLEO Conference Information

“Creating a Culture of Hope: Journeying Towards Truth and Reconciliation”
March 23rd-24th, 2017
Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre Mississauga, Ontario

Is this Conference for You?
If you have a strong commitment to Catholic education and want to expand your knowledge of contemporary religious and family life education issues, then this conference is for you!

With the release of the Truth and Reconciliation summary report (June 2015), we are reminded of our responsibility as Catholic Educators to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.  At the same time, Pope Francis reminds us of the importance of listening and caring for one another: “Mostly, people are looking for someone to listen to them.  Someone willing to grant them time, to listen to their dramas and their difficulties.  This is what I call the ‘apostolate of the ear,’ it is important.” This listening is the first step towards creating a culture of trust and hope. How can we create a culture, in our hearts, communities, and classrooms, where we recognize: the dignity of every person; the values that are deeply rooted in our First Nations peoples, and, show special care for peoples of Indigenous communities?  Be a part of the dialogue!

CARFLEO conference delegates are enriched through exposure to:
* Networking opportunities
* Excellent speakers
* Provocative discussions
* Up-to-date information
* Spiritual renewal
* Great food and conversation
* Vendor displays

Priscilla Solomon, CSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie. Her work in the Faith and Justice Office of her Congregation has most recently focused on Indigenous rights, right relations, healing and reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and Settler Peoples in Canada as well as on ecological justice issues.

Sr. Priscilla is an Ojibway of the Anishinabek Nation. She has been involved in the Catholic responses to the TRC’s Calls to Action regarding Terra Nullius and the Doctrine of Discovery, the Canadian Religious Conference ON-JPIC, and in Kairos responses to the TRC. She also works with Sister Eva Solomon in the Western Assembly of Catholic Bishops’ Building Bridges program which is focused on Indigenous inculturation and interculturation of faith.

Bishop Daniel Miehm was born in 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. After studies at St. Jerome’s College, University of Waterloo and St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, he was ordained to the Priesthood on May 6, 1989, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton. He was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral on May 7, 2013.

Bishop Miehm holds a Master’s degree in Divinity from St. Augustine’s Seminary and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the University of St. Tomasso (Angelicum) in Rome.

Bishop Miehm has served as a pastor in the Diocese of Hamilton since his ordination in 1989. During this time, he has also served as a member and representative on various Councils in the Diocese. From 1996 to 2012, he served as Judge and Defender of the Bond on the Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal.

Elementary:  Breaking open Growing in Faith- Growing in Christ Grade 4 program.  Come explore this new program.

Secondary: Breaking open the Secondary Religion Curriculum Policy Document.  In this workshop our presenters will explore the new document with a focus on the ‘front matter’ of this new document.


Thursday, March 25th, 2017 Vendor Displays through the late afternoon and evening.
1:00 p.m. Registration
1:15-2:15 p.m. Pre-Conference workshops: Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ; and, Secondary Curriculum Document
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. CARFLEO AGM
5:30 – 6:30 p.m Dinner
6:30: – 700 p.m. Welcome and Opening Prayer
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Presentation of Father Angus MacDougall  & Archbishop Philip Pocock Awards
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Keynote: Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ
9:00 p.m. Social
Friday, March 24th, 2017 Vendor Displays through the day.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.  Registration
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 – 10:15 a.m Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:45 pm Eucharist: Bishop Miehm, presider and homilist
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00. – 2:00 p.m. Dialogue sessions: Elementary and Secondary
2:00 p.m. Closing Gathering

Register on-line today as space is limited.

You may pay by credit card or by cheque. Cheques can be sent to:

Pat Carter csj
Mount St. Joseph Centre
Catholic Curriculum Department
100 Ontario Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON   P6B 1E3

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