Luke Mandato, The Catholic Register

Luke Mandato, The Catholic Register

Luke Mandato is a general reporter for The Catholic Register.

Catholic Family Services of Toronto is combining its offices into one location, with a vow to continue providing care for the whole community from its midtown office at the Archdiocese of Toronto Pastoral Centre. 

Fr. Leo Ramsperger has been celebrating Mass as a priest since the mid-1950s, and despite retiring from formal service back in 1997, he remains deeply rooted in his faith and continues to celebrate life at every opportunity. 

The Jesuits Of Canada are planning to close the Manresa Jesuit Spiritual Renewal Centre in Pickering, Ont., after nearly 80 years of service to the community. 

With Ash Wednesday, the Newman Centre embarked on a spiritual journey for Lent. The Catholic chaplaincy at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus launched a campaign known as “Love Lent” to provide various opportunities to engage in Lenten activities right up until the beginning of Holy Week. 

The 33rd annual Lift Jesus Higher Rally returns March 2, giving attendees the chance to experience Jesus’ love in a unique and grand format. 

The Lift Jesus Higher Rally will be taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with two distinct celebrations, one for adults and a second for youth aged 13-18. Both will feature important pillars of the Catholic faith throughout the day, with testimonials, reflections, divine mercy celebration and eucharistic adoration. 

The Toronto Newman Centre’s Date Night Series is continuing to incorporate exercises that strengthen the body, mind and soul. 

The “Faith & Fitness” event Feb. 21 will be a date night that focuses on education surrounding physical health and healing. 

A Canadian Christian musician is doing his part to change the game for the better, bringing back carefully crafted, deliberate and fruitful songs to the hip-hop genre, all for the glory of God. 

Ongoing social justice initiatives by students from Guelph, Ont.’s St. John Catholic School are helping those in need in their community. 

An ongoing collaboration between the Rabba Roots community program and Good Shepherd Ministries will see the eighth annual dinner event on Super Bowl Sunday, providing upwards of 100 overnight shelter guests with hot gameday-style meals and a night of sports entertainment. 

For Gilda and Carmine Benincasa, their love story began inside a school in their Italian homeland. 

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