Upcoming Information Session in Brampton, Ontario

We have an upcoming information session for those couples interested in learning more about Teams of Our Lady. You’ll have two opportunities to attend! Please find the details below:

St. Mary’s Church
66 Main St S, Brampton, ON L6W 2C6

November 16, 2019 at 3:30pm

OR

November 17th at 1:30pm

Newsletter of ERI – Letter of October 2019

My very dear Team Members, the experience of being able to share with so many couples and priests within the Movement means that my gratitude to God and to the Church has been converted into continuous praise and recognition of the Lord’s action in the hearts and spirits of His people. 

Read the Letter from Fr. Ricardo Londoño Domínguez, ERI Spiritual Counselor (Photo on the left)

Read the Letter from Souza (Photo on the right)

New Formation Couple for Canada Central

Formation Couple CanadaCentral

For the first time in Canada Central our new Formation Couple, Monika and Krys Matelski, delivered training to all new Team Responsible Couples. These sessions were held on two different Saturdays in September allowing couples flexibility in scheduling time to attend. They also located one in the western part of the GTA and the other in the eastern part. Pictured here after completing the second training session, part of the Canada Central Liaison Couple (James Rodrigues) presented a thank you gift to Krys and Monika for all of their hard work and dedication to the new RCs. Almost all RCs in attendance were in the role for the first time and they really appreciated the training provided.

Newsletter of ERI – Letter of June 2019

My very dear Team Members, the experience of being able to share with so many couples and priests within the Movement means that my gratitude to God and to the Church has been converted into continuous praise and recognition of the Lord’s action in the hearts and spirits of His people.

Read the Letter from Fr. Ricardo Londoño Domínguez, ERI Spiritual Counselor (Photo on the left)

Read the Letter from Giovanni & Paola Cecchini, ERI Responsible Couple for the Secretariat (Photo on the right)

Celebrating 80 years of the First Meeting of TOOL – 25 Feb 1939

On February 25, 1939, the first meeting of a team of Our Lady took place in Paris. For this reason and to celebrate the ecclesial life of the movement, teams from all over the world gathered. Teams in Canada Region celebrated the joy of our mission.

In the Winnipeg Sector, the couples took advantage of their Inter-Team meeting for the celebration and also to share a moment of fraternity and union among the couples of their Sector. Congratulations dear team members of the Region Canada.

NOTE: We have published the photos we received, we invite you to continue sending to region.canada@teamsofourlady.ca the photo of your team to upload it

 

Newsletter of ERI – Letter of January 2019

My very dear Team Members, the experience of being able to share with so many couples and priests within the Movement means that my gratitude to God and to the Church has been converted into continuous praise and recognition of the Lord’s action in the hearts and spirits of His people. 

Read the Letter from Fr. Ricardo Londoño Domínguez, ERI Spiritual Counselor (Photo on the left)

Read the Letter from Thérèse & Antoine Leclerc, ERI Responsible Couple for the Central Europe Zone (Photo on the right)

Archdiocese of Toronto website publishes article on Teams of Our Lady: Enriching Marriage Spirituality

Do Couto Family

Here is a link to an article featuring the wonderful Do Couto family from Durham.  In the post, Jodi and Tiago share some of their Teams of Our Lady (TOOL) experiences with the Archdiocese of Toronto through its website.

Teams of Our Lady Formation Weekend in Whitby, Ontario

Last weekend, our Sector was given an incredible opportunity to be trained and formed in the true and authentic charism and mission of Teams of Our Lady.  It is the International Leading Team’s intent to restore all teams in the world to the original ‘rule’ of Teams.  We learned that without a rule, we will not thrive in perseverance and regularity, especially in our Endeavours.

We are grateful for all those whole attended the whole weekend! We are so grateful to Marcia and Paulo for their sacrifice and time, and a HUGE thank you to Shannon and Jamie for hosting us in their home parish and serving us with smiles and the best hospitality in Durham!  A big shout-out to the CWL ladies for lunch and Bella Notte for dinner!!!  Fr. Peter Marr, you are amazing for being with us the whole weekend; THANK YOU J

Below you will find photos from the weekend; Enjoy!

Dates importantes 2015-2016

Voici quelques dates importantes pour le secteur de Montréal :

4 octobre 2015, 14:30h – Lancement d’année
Rencontre des responsables d’Équipe à Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 4240 rue Drolet, Montréal (comme l’année dernière), Montréal H2W 2L6. Un ordre du jour suivra.

10 octobre 2015 : Journée (ou w.e.) des familles avec les frères de St. Jean

Plus d’information ici (à venir bientôt)

17 octobre 2015 : Concert de Robert Lebel
Dans la Co-Cathédrale de Longueuil comme levée de fonds pour le grand rassemblement de la Région Canada en 2016.

5 décembre 2015, 10:00h à 17:00h – Fête Patronale
Au Grand Séminaire de Montréal, 2065 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3H 1G6
Le Pr. Jarek Kauffman nous donnera un bel enseignement sur le symbolisme de l’arbre. Ensuite nous décorerons un grand arbre avec les enfants. Il y a un très bel espace pour enfants et nous terminerons avec la Messe dans la magnifique Chapelle du Séminaire.

20 février 2016 : Journée (ou w.e.) des familles avec les frères de St. Jean

Plus d’information ici (à venir bientôt)

7 mai 2016 : Journée (ou w.e.) des familles avec les frères de St. Jean

Plus d’information ici (à venir bientôt)

Ce sera également notre journée (ou w.e.) de ressourcement.

Bulletin from the Friends of Father Caffarel

Read this Bulletin from the Friends of Father Caffarel, published at the beginning of 2015. PDF Document
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This Bulletin from the Friends of Father Caffarel includes:

  • Closing Ceremony of the Diocesan Enquiry for the Cause of Canonisation of Father Henri Caffarel
  • Homily for the Thanksgiving Mass for the Closing of the Diocesan Enquiry for the Cause for Canonisation of Father Henri Caffarel
    In the Church of St Augustine, Paris
  • Submission of the Dossier in Rome
  • Testimonial by Cida & Raimundo Araújo
  • Father Caffarel’s Prayer
  • Membership with the Friends of Father Caffarel

A Gaze that Listens

by José & Maria-Berta Moura Soares (Responsible Couple, International Leading Team)

It was an event that will mark the history of the Teams of Our Lady: the Closing Ceremony of the diocesan Enquiry of the Cause for Canonisation of Father Caffarel, which took place on October 18th, 2014, at St Augustine’s Church, Paris. Numerous participants, Team members from many countries, family members and former friends of Father Caffarel were there.

There were two parts to the Ceremony: firstly, the apposition of the seals on the boxes containing the documents, once everyone involved in the Cause had solemnly sworn that they had accomplished their task correctly. Most of the participants had never experienced such a particularly moving event. Everyone vibrated with the joy and grace of being able to participate in such an event and we felt “the breath of the Spirit.”  Then the Thanksgiving Mass, prepared by the France Super Region, began and was attended by over 500 people. Some came from very far away: Brazil, Poland or Togo. In his homily, Monsignor de Moulins-Beaufort accentuated the depth and extent of Father Caffarel’s life and message for couples, widows and numerous people who pray.
At the end of mass, and having thanked the Team members for their presence, we cited two phrases of Father Caffarel’s that we found appropriate and important: “Some of you have said to me, ‘Leave us a spiritual testimony.’ Is that really necessary? For a disciple of Christ, isn’t the best solution to repeat the last words of his master, ‘This is my command: love each other.’” (Jn 15:17)

Since it had been a strongly emotional day and since Father Caffarel’s presence was obvious everywhere, we reminded our audience of what he wrote in his last editorial for the letter.

“I would like to shake your hands, every one of you and look at you in the eyes. A Dieu!”
— Fr. Caffarel

Numerous masses were said on this same day in numerous countries around the world (Brazil, USA, Poland, Africa, Australia etc.) in order to celebrate this important moment and they made us realise, once more, that “it is not men’s thoughts, which are important, but the fact that these thoughts are infused with God’s thoughts.” Father Paul-Dominique Marcovits, o.p., postulator for the Cause for the French part, was designated as ‘the bearer’ in order to ensure that the entire dossier arrived in Rome in the best conditions. There the Cause will follow the procedure, watched over by a new postulator, Father Angelo Paleri in the Vatican. It is essential that we continue to pray for and support the process of canonisation of Father Caffarel so that, in the shortest amount of time possible, we will be able to give thanks because our founder has become one more Saint in the Kingdom of God.

Possessing a gaze and a heart which listen leads us to raise our eyes. In connection with Father Caffarel’s attentive gaze, we can see how his company will always be irreplaceable, as are the tools he entrusted to us in order ‘to do and let God make himself be loved and that we let ourselves be loved.’

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