Called to be Holy - Men’s Retreat/Conference “Wholeness: Body Mind Spirit” Nov. 6, 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm., Nov 7, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Posted on: October 26th, 2020

Called to be Holy - Men’s Retreat/Conference

“Wholeness: Body Mind Spirit”

Nov. 6, 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm., Nov 7, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

We are created by God as an integrated whole of mind body and spirit. Thankfully, our faith provides guidance and ways to strive for this wholeness especially in the face of a culture that does not support this. Join us for a time of learning, reflection, prayer and fellowship.


Friday Evening Keynote Presentation:

Dr. Matt Hoven - Wholeness: Body, Mind, Spirit: A Story of Faith & Sport

Saturday Sessions:

Dr. Stéphane Saulnier: Called to be Holy – what the Scriptures say.

We will explore the call to holiness directed to God’s people in the Bible, and draw some inspiration for our lives. 

Dr. Matt Hoven: Faith and Hockey: Connections and Pathways

There are many historical and contemporary connections between our national winter sport and the Christian faith. This session will explore some major connections and then offer men ways to engage hockey (and all sport) with the mind of Christ.

Dr. Paul Flaman: Transgenderism and the Catholic Church

We will examine transgenderism including sex-hormone therapy and surgery, both of adults and minors, in the light of scientific studies, human experience, related Catholic teaching and health care ethical principles.

Rt. Rev. Fr. Stephen Wojcichowsky: Wholeness of Being: Thoughts Matter.

We will be introduced to ways in which we can discern thoughts that cause us to be distant from God and cooperate with the grace of God to reduce, redirect and remove certain thoughts which in turn opens us to God’s presence.

Due to current restrictions we are offering online participation and limited in person attendance (20) following all necessary protocols. Those joining in person will be doing so at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, 9003 – 153 Ave., Edmonton. Those joining online will be sent a Zoom link.

COST: $25 to cover the cost of presenters. Cost is the same for online or in person participation. If the cost is a hardship contact Bernadette (see below)

MEALS: In person participants are asked to bring a bag lunch or go out to purchase lunch. Single serve snacks will be available throughout the day.


CONTACT: Bernadette Mandrusiak at: 780-424-5496 or email: if you have any questions or concerns.

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