The personal encounter with Jesus Christ should be marked by the experience of an abiding peace and a deep joy. In a time of challenge and confusion in life, it is very important for us to rediscover the joy of believing. Come and join us for reflections how to encounter Christ and rediscover joy in our vocations, in our daily life, and in our call to be missionary disciples. See you at St. Therese!
Fr. Michael Lund was born into a military family, who lived all over the country before coming to settle in Killaloe, ON, in 2003. He is the third of seven children. After taking classes part-time at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom (Barry’s Bay, ON), Michael attended St. Therese Institute (Bruno, SK) as a full-time student in 2009-10. He went on to study... [read more]
Chris O’Hara grew up in Halifax, NS, where he fell in love with God through his parish youth ministry before becoming a part of CCO in University and attending St. Therese Institute as a student in 2009. After studying at St. Therese, Chris returned to Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) to complete a Bachelor of Music degree (primary instrument: saxophone). In 2012, he found himself back... [read more]
Becca Arend grew up running around the woods of Minnesota with her sister and brothers. She was raised Catholic and fell in love with Jesus more deeply while studying and working at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio (BA in Theology & Catechetics) and the Augustine Institute in Colorado (MA in Leadership for the New Evangelization). She met her fiancé Chris O’Hara while... [read more]
Bishop Mark Hagemoen (Friday night opening address): Born and raised in Vancouver, after completing a Bachelor of Arts (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and a year of travel throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Mark Hagemoen entered St. Peter’s Seminary (London, ON), completing his Masters of Divinity degree in 1990. He was ordained to the priesthood in Vancouver in May 1990; His pastoral assignments included ten years as the Director of the Office of Youth... [read more]