Retreats and Events

Friday, February 21 from 7 pm till 11 pm at St. Basil's Cultural Centre.

Come for the greatest Party of all time (at least we think it will be) and support two great Catholic Camps:  Camp Oselia & Camp St. Basil.  There will be LIVE MUSIC by "Mike and the Relics", fun, games, drinks and activities for the kids.  Everything you could possibly want.  For more information or to get your tickets click here.

 

February 14-17, 2020 (Family Day Long Weekend, Friday Evening till Monday Evening)

Would you like to learn how a traditional Byzantine Icon is written (painted)?  Do you want to increase your skills if you do have some experience?  This workshop is for Adults who want to learn and grow in their faith and skills.  We will paint an image of the Samaritan Woman at the Well.  Beginners will paint the Saint herself, and those who are more advanced will paint the full icon of the event.  This retreat / workshop will be lead by Fr. Bo of Theosis Studios.  Click here for more information and to register.

March 20 - 22, 2020 (Friday Evening through Sunday Evening)

First Solemn Communion is an important step in every child's development.  But not all parishes have a program, nor can all families manage their own parish's First Solemn Communion Program's schedule.  So our Eparchy is putting on this 3 day, intensive camp where children in grade 2 (+/- a year) learn their faith along with an adult.  Then they return back to their church and receive the sacraments from their own parish.  If you don't have a church, we will be happy to help you find a suitable one near you.  Click here for more info and to register.

Thursday, March 26 - Sunday, March 29 (during Spring Break for most local school divisions)

Come and join us for this awesome annual Lenten Retreat.  Millie will be providing more details soon.  Click here for more information and to register.

April 17-19, 2020 (Friday Evening till Sunday)

Every couple needs to attend a Marriage Prep course before getting married in the Catholic Church.  This helps everyone to understand what the purpose of marriage is, what responsibilities are involved, how to best communicate, what the service is about, and how to keep God in the centre of your life.  This is a course for anyone who is about to be married.  You should first talk to your parish priest, then register.  Click here to register and for more information.

Sunday, May 3 (open from 8am till 8pm)

"The Catholic Festival of the Mother of God" is a huge event that features a Divine Liturgy (Mass) with at least one bishop (likely several), a concert on the main stage, a Divine Soccer Game, the Right Rite Jeopardy Game where we will see which Church knows the most (yes, bragging rites are at stake), delicious food, great displays and many other things in GOD's PLAYGROUND.  Admission is by donation.  Click here for more information.

Camp Oselia often offers retreats, workshops and other events for the public throughout the fall, winter and spring, in addition to our famous summer camps.

Above are several programs we are currently offering.  These include or may include the following:

  • Iconography workshop(s)
  • Marriage Preparation Course(s)
  • First Solemn Communion "Camp"
  • Lay Formation Course(s)
  • Nativity Fast (Advent) Retreats
    • Youth
    • Adult
  • Great Fast (Lenten) Retreats
    • Youth
    • Adult
  • and more...

Stay tuned for more information, or contact us if you would like to help put together another great program.