Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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St. John's Convent 
233 Cummer Ave
North York, ON M2M 2E8

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The Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger 
The Bishop's Committee on Healing 

Lay Anointers Training Weekend

Offered by The Diocese of Toronto - Bishop’s Committee on Healing

About Registration: open to and including Tuesday May 7th.

Please complete registration form in full. Please let your supervising cleric know they are to register using the "clergy" option for the Saturday afternoon 2:15pm session. 

Payment is by cheque made payable to The Healing Committee - Diocese of Toronto, please send to Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger at 26 Bellehaven Cres. Scarborough, ON, M1M 1H4.

$300 for the weekend Residential Option (includes Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and breakfast, lunch on Sunday)

$175 for the Communter Option (includes lunch on both Saturday & Sunday)

What you need to know

Arrival -  7:00 pm friday evening to register & check-in to rooms for Residential, 7:15 pm for Commuters, First session begins at 7:30 pm.

Parking - on-site parking available for Residential & Commuter

Getting to the Convent - check out the website for directions

What to bring if you are staying at Convent - toiletries, hair dryer, shampoo, personal items

Provided by Convent - bedding, towel, facecloth

Departure - the weekend concludes with lunch on Sunday


7:00 p.m.        Arrival and room check in

7:30 p.m.        Welcome & overview of the weekend

8:00 p.m.        On Prayer  The Right Reverend Peter Fenty

9:15 p.m.        Compline



7:45 a.m.      Breakfast

8:30 a.m.      Morning Prayer in the Chapel         

9:15 a.m.       Session Part 1

10:15 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m.     Session Part 2

11:15 a.m.     Teaching and Practicum #1 

12:00 p.m.     Eucharist with Anointing

1:00 p.m.       Dinner

1:45 p.m.       Support & Supervision

2:15 p.m.       For Registrants Practicum #2

2:15 p.m.       For Attending Clergy - Support & Supervision

3:15 p.m.        Break 

3:30 p.m.        Session Part 3

4:30 p.m.        Break

5:00 p.m.        Evening Prayer in the Chapel     

5:30 p.m.        Supper

7:00 p.m.        Social time

8:30 p.m.        Compline                     


8:00 a.m.        Eucharist in Chapel

9:00 a.m.        Breakfast

10:00 a.m.      Session Part 4 - Sharing Time, Experiences of a Lay Anointer, Q&A                

11:30 a.m.   Final Questions/Evaluation

12:30 p.m.   Lunch

1:00 p.m.     Departure


All registrants training for the ministry of lay anointing need a letter of recommendation from their cleric to enrol in this training weekend. Please discuss this with your priest, to ensure a letter is sent before registration closes on May 7th. The letter may be sent to The Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger, Chair of the Bishop's Committee on Healing,via email at j.billinger@rogers.com


Please register under Clergy. There is no cost for Clergy registration. Supervising clergy are asked to attend a session at 2:15 pm on Saturday for about one hour. If unable to attend, please notify your Area Bishop.