CR Dinner & Discernment

Every Last Saturday of the Month

CR Dinner & Discernment

Every Last Saturday of the Month
Mass 5pm, Evening Prayer 6:30pm, Followed by Dinner

St. Mary’s Parish – Kitchener

What is CR Dinner & Discernment?

Dinner & Discernment is an invitation to share a meal within our religious community at St. Mary’s in Kitchener. It provides an opportunity to pray together, converse with three Resurrectionists, and connect with other young men seeking to discern God’s will for their lives.

Is Dinner & Discernment right for me?

If you are a man interested in exploring discernment topics, deepening your faith, or learning more about religious life, this event is for you. It is not limited to those discerning a vocation to religious life or priesthood but is open to anyone seeking to understand God’s plan for them.

How often do we have Dinner & Discernment?

We plan to organize this event every last Saturday of the month. The format is simple: we invite everyone to join us for parish Mass at 5 PM at our church. At 6:30 PM, we will have evening prayer followed by dinner. If you are unable to join us for Mass, you are still welcome to join us for prayers and dinner at St. Mary’s rectory.

Who are the Resurrectionists I will meet?

Father Toby Collins.

Father Toby Collins, CR professed first vows in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. He has served as a Deacon in Bermuda, Associate Pastor in Hamilton, Ontario,  Vocation Director in Waterloo, Spiritual Animator for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, and is presently serving as Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Kitchener. He loves to work with people of all ages but especially with young adults in outreach projects such as A Better Tent City, and Tiny Home Takeout.

Father Raphael Ma.

Father Raphael Ma, CR professed first vows with the Resurrectionists in 2015, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2019. Father Raphael is presently serving as the Associate Pastor at St. Mary’s Parish in Kitchener, as well as being a member of our Vocation Team.

Father Pawel Szymanowski, CR professed his first vows in 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2008. He has engaged in diverse pastoral roles across Poland, Austria, Italy, and Canada. In recent years, Fr. Pawel was in Rome, serving as General Archivist and pursuing doctoral studies at the Alphonsian Academy. He currently serves on the Vocation Ministry Team as its director.

How can I attend?

To attend our next Dinner & Discernment, please click the button below to register.

We can’t wait to see you!