Come & See

Join us for a Come and See experience on Saturday May 25, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

St. Mary’s Parish – Kitchener

The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.

What is a Come & See Day?

A Come & See Day is an experience of a day in the life of a religious community at St. Mary’s Parish in Kitchener. It offers an opportunity to pray in a community, converse with three Resurrectionists, and connect with other young individuals who seek to discern God’s will for their lives. This day extends beyond a mere visit; it is an invitation to briefly become part of a CR community and to hear our vocation stories.

Is the Come & See Day right for me?

If you are a man aged 20-30 seeking to understand God’s plan for your life, this day is for you. If you are older or unavailable on May 25, please contact Father Pawel Szymanowski CR, to arrange a personal discernment day.

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 register for the Come & See Day on May 25, 2024,
please reach out to Father Pawel Szymanowski, CR, at [email protected].
For those unable to attend on this date, please contact Fr. Pawel to schedule an individual discernment day.

We can’t wait to see you!