Centre for Religious Education and Catechesis
Telephone: 613-236-1393
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Partnership with the Sisters of Service

The Sisters of Service of Toronto who wish to ensure the continuation of excellence in educating in faith have offered funding toward the establishment of the Centre.  Founded by Catherine Donnelly in Toronto in 1922, the Sisters of Service were the first English speaking, nationally based, Canadian catholic religious congregation with a Canadian born founder. Their mission was to minister to the immigrants of rural western Canada. The mandate of the Congregation rests in the belief in the inherent dignity of the person, a tradition of service and commitment to the needs of the underprivileged in society. The Sisters of Service are religious women who support projects and programs designed to promote social change, faith development and the advancement of the position and interests of the marginalized.  Their efforts and support are oriented to social change through a commitment to human solidarity and education, and to those that ensure social, economic and ecological justice. Social change through equity is in effect a cornerstone of the University’s mandate and resonating strongly with the charism of Saint Paul’s Oblate founders.