The Ministry

Vision

That all people encounter Christ and embrace the call to be saints.

Mission

Challenging people to holiness by living and proclaiming the fullness of the Catholic Faith.

FacetoFace Ministries is a Catholic Evangelization ministry. Living in the spirit of the new evangelization, we provide opportunities for all people, especially Catholics, to encounter Christ through the programs we offer. Such programs include:

  • FacetoFace Parish Missions and Youth Retreats
  • FacetoFace Ignite Summer Camps
  • FacetoFace Bus Trip
  • FacetoFace United Conferene
  • FacetoFace Awakening Retreats
  • Individual Speaking, and more

Values

Through faith, hope, and love we live by the following values:

Docility
Relying on the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
- Acts 1:8 - Ephesians 3:16-17 - CCC 736-737 -

Obedience
Ministering within the magisterial teaching of the Church.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:15 - CCC 889-890 -

Humility
Recognizing the gift it is to serve, integrating our thoughts and actions with humility.
- Matthew 23:12 - Psalm 149:4 - CCC 2554 -

Christ-centered Relationships
Building relationships with those we serve wherein Christ is present.
- Matthew 5:16 - 1 Peter 3:15 - CCC 2044 -

Commitment 
...to keeping the individual’s best interests ahead of the ministry.
- 1 Peter 2:17 - Ephesians 6:7-9 - CCC 1889, 1892 -

Excellence
Striving for excellence in everything to bring glory to God.
- Philippians 4:8-9 - Matthew 5:48 - CCC 2013 -

Authenticity in Christ
Striving for sanctity in all that we do. Supporting individuals to follow Christ’s calling for their lives.
- 1 Peter 1:13-16 - CCC 1828 -

Teamwork
Working cooperatively and effectively as a ministry to foster trust, make decisions, and accomplish goals.
- Ephesians 4:2 - CCC 947-948 - CCC 2236 -

Unity
Fostering a life giving community with those we serve and partner with.
- 1 Corinthians 12:12 - John 17:22 - CCC 1878 -

The History of FacetoFace

The Beginnings

FacetoFace Ministries began in 1999 with a small youth retreat led by Ken Yasinski and a few friends.  The 30 participants were tremendously impacted by their encounter with Christ and many of their lives were changed.  Another community heard about what happened and requested a youth retreat of their own, and the fruits continued.  By 2002 numerous parishes were calling for youth retreats and a more formal retreat team was formed. This team travelled across the Prairie Provinces leading youth retreats in Catholic Parishes usually three out of four weekends a month.

The Transition

In 2006 the Holy Spirit led the ministry to form Parish/Family retreats to accommodate the increasing amount of adults and seniors wanting to attend FacetoFace youth retreats. Very quickly people began requesting the Parish Retreats that could accommodate ages from 5 to 105!  It became very clear that the Holy Spirit was calling FacetoFace Ministries to reach out not just to youth, but to the entire family.  Additional financial resources were needed to respond to this call and in 2006 FacetoFace Ministries became a registered not-for-profit organization.  A financial support team began to be formed, more support staff were hired, the ministry team increased in number, and new evangelistic projects began.

Present Day

FacetoFace Ministries is now a multi-faceted Catholic evangelistic ministry reaching out to children, teens, adults, and seniors. We offer a variety of services to the Church, including Parish Missions, Youth Retreats, Ignite Camps, Bus Trips, United Conference, Awakening School Retreats, individual speaking, and more.  All of our activities strive to accomplish our vision and mission statements.