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The TAPROOT FAITH COMMUNITY                                                    

(formerly known as "the Carrot") is a small faith community which meets twice each month in Toronto, Canada.

Our liturgies are rooted in the Christian/Catholic tradition and in  our present experiences.  We have a strong commitment to social justice.

Usually our liturgy consists of listening to and reflecting on God's word. Our biblical readings, various prayers, and songs are in inclusive language.

The Scripture passages are usually those used in the Common Lectionary on the particular Sunday -- as a way of our being in touch with the universal church. Responsibility for planning our prayer service is rotated among the community members on a voluntary basis.

After the liturgy we share a light lunch, a sort of agape, that is an integral part of our get-together.

At the TAPROOT FAITH COMMUNITY  we             

    
PRAYER
Fast from unrelenting pressures:  feast on unceasing prayer



ALMSGIVING
Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others.



FASTING:  
Fast from discouragement; feast on hope.
William Arthur Ward
• Join in community to strengthen our faith journey, inspired by the life and message of Jesus;

• Encourage each other to live the gospel in our daily lives

• Develop and encourage lay leadership in liturgy.

• Promote and support social justice.

• Currently we are supporting the Christian Peacemaker Teams, Toronto Disaster Relief Committee and the MultiFaith Alliance to End Homelessness (MFATEH).     



The Community members consider themselves an integral part of the world-wide growth of small faith communities.

WHERE WE MEET

We meet at 348 Danforth Ave Toronto, ON, Canada; Room #212
The Carrot Common is on the Danforth (just west of the Chester subway station) in Toronto. The entrance is on the north side of the Danforth beside Book City in the Carrot Common Mall.  Look for a door which has stairs leading to the second floor.
When: 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Time: 10:30 a.m.

ALL ARE WELCOME

        COMING EVENTS
                       

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        WE CELEBRATE OUR 18TH YEAR
SUNDAY, March 9, 2014   Lent Begins
Regular Taproot Sunday  10:30 am LENT
        **  Solidarity Meal after liturgy **
SUNDAY, March 23
Our Taproot mini-retreat will take place on our next regular Taproot Sunday, March 23, at our usual gathering place at the Carrot Commons. Only the time will be altered slightly: 
                                 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please arrive at 9.30 a.m. for coffee and muffins so that we can begin at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be included.

                                The theme is "The Eucharist."
SUNDAY, April 13
Regular Taproot Sunday  10:30 am  LENT
HOLY THURSDAY, April 17
House Liturgy  - Arrive between 6 & 6:30
EASTER SUNDAY, April 20  
TBA
SUNDAY, April 27
Regular Taproot Sunday  10:30 am
SUNDAY, May 11
Regular Taproot Sunday 10:30 am
                                               Mark Your Calendars
Oct 17-19, 2014
Annual Retreat Weekend  at Maryholme

SAMPLE LITURGY

Here is a liturgy our faith community did for the 3rd Sunday of Advent 2010.  The theme for Advent was compassion, and for this Sunday we focussed on the role of imagination in compassion.                      
 Imagination Liturgy.pdf

LINKS:
EVOLUTIONARY CHRISTIANITY:  a new web-based series of interviews/talks, running daily till mid January 2011 after which time one can still download from the web.  It includes  theologians, and other speakers such as Spong, Chittister, Morwood
To see a list of the speakers:  [ http://evolutionarychristianity.com/blog/our-diversity ]
                

CALL TO ACTION:  A Catholic movement working for equality and justice in the Church and society.  Under their "Publications" the Spirituality/Justice on-line report is excellent.   http://www.cta-usa.org.


CNWE: Catholic Network for Women Equality:  http://www.cnwe.org/   

CPT:    Christian Peacemaker Teams.  http://www.cpt.org/

MFATEH:  Multifaith Alliance to End Homelessness.  http://www.mfateh.ca/  

TDRC-RECESSION RELIEF FUND:  http://www.tdrc.net

6 ST. JOSEPH HOUSE: http://www.6stjoseph.ca/

To add your voice to The Charter for Compassion, go to    http://charterforcompassion.org


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Our Yearly Retreat on Lake Simcoe


THE PATH WE WALK ON

You will find more about our community in an article in New Catholic Times   Taproot New Catholic Times .pdf
 






contact:  info@taprootfaithcommunity.ca




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