In our world of microwaves and ready baked foods, many of us have lost the ability to make our own food from beginning to end. The art of bread making is one of the things that we have lost.


Come and join us on Saturday, March 16 for a morning of discovery.


Learn to make your own bread and how making bread can become part of your own spiritual practice. You will learn to make bread, we’ll eat lunch together and you will be able to take bread home to share with your family and friends.


Bethany Osborne, who has been making bread for over 30 years, will be our guide. She loves to teach others how to make bread and is looking forward to introducing all of us to the Spirituality of Bread Making.


Join us 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Scarboro Missions (2685 Kingston Road).


Points of which you need to be aware:

–         Wear comfortable clothes

–         Children are most welcome to join in


Everyone is welcome             Bring a friend


If you will join us, contact the Becoming Neighbours office at 416-267-4817 or by noon – Wednesday, March 13:


Looking forward to sharing bread with you.


(Sr.) Annette, (Sr.) Noreen, (Fr.) Peter


Location: Scarboro Missions
Description: Gathering will all the folks of Becoming Neighbours.

Praying together, sharing a meal, enjoying the hospitality of a modified Annette’s Boutique, playing soccer and just being together.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2013-04-07


Dear Friends,

 Blessings be with each one of you in this holy time

throughout the world and across diverse cultures as



Recently, among all the beautiful Christmas messages and sentiments which have been shared with us here at Becoming Neighbours, one which attracted our attention described


Christmas Affirmations Of Belief……..

“I believe that Christmas is more than a time for parties and ornaments; it is a time for remembering Christ and the incarnation of God’s love in human flesh.


I believe there are gifts more important than the ones under the Christmas tree, the things we teach our children, the way we share ourselves with friends, and the industry with which we set about reshaping the world in our time.


I believe that the finest carols are often sung by the poorest voices; from hearts made warm by the wonder of the season.

I believe in the angel’s message that we should not be afraid—that the Child of Bethlehem is able to overcome all anxieties and insecurities.


I believe in prayer and quietness as a way of appropriating Christmas—that if I wait in silence I will experience the presence of the one born in a stable, for he lives today as he lived then.


I believe the earth with its degraded habitats and vanishing resources is a limited and fragile living space. Jesus, born a refugee in a stable, continues to abide with us in the stable we all share.


I believe in going away from Christmas as the Magi went: “another way”. I want to be different when these days are past—more centered, more compassionate, more caring.




As we ponder these affirmations of Christmas, each one of us has the opportunity and perhaps the challenge to express our own beliefs. We certainly are living through trying times and, as we do so together, we need to share the strength of our deepest beliefs and affirmations. This year when we gathered for our Advent Celebration of Hope,


So many expressed strong belief in the need to work for peace.

So many affirmed

a commitment to contribute

to a more just world.


Indeed as we blessed one another, we felt a deep belief that

“God will help us” with all that we must be and do.

This is the truest meaning of our Christmas celebration and this is why

we here at Becoming Neighbours celebrate with you the season of

Emmanuel ~ God with us.


With love and gratitude for your prayer, presence and solidarity on the journey,

(Sr.) Annette, (Sr.) Noreen, (Fr.) Peter


Becoming Neighbours
invites you
to join with us
for a time of Advent Prayer,
of just being together,
of sharing a meal,
and preparing our Hearts for Christmas.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Scarboro Missions (2685 Kingston Road)

To help plan food arrangements,
RSVP at or 416-267-4817
by noon – Thursday, December 13, 2012

Preparing our Hearts for Christmas in the midst of the “hustle and bustle.”


Becoming Neighbours is pleased to announce the prize winners of the Becoming Neighbours Raffle.

The winning tickets were drawn at the October 04 Teresa Dease Lecture at Alumni Hall 400, 90 Saint Joseph Street, Toronto.

First Prize: Nghi Nguyen. Ticket # 0433

    Brand new 2010 VESPA LX150

Second Prize: Lauren Troncone. Ticket # 1469

    Miele Umbria Hybrid Bicycle

Third Prize: Teresa Buettner. Ticket # 1784

    Fisher Price “Grow With Me” Trike




Thank you for all those who participated in the raffle as a concrete expression of your solidarity with refugees and immigrants