There is a need
Only 14% of Catholics say their faith is "the most important part" of their life.
Without a Christ filled life, we are witnessing many people lose their faith and leave the church. Rather than simply letting people fall away from the church, we want to bring their existing faith to life. We need to help people make their faith the most important and fulfilling part of their life.
There is an opportunity
The need for spiritual renewal leads to opportunity.
Responding within the gifts and charisms God has given to FacetoFace Ministries, we are embracing the challenge of leading people back to a vibrant faith.
"Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists, but without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Let us not allow ourselves to be robbed of missionary vigor!"
—Evangelii Gaudium, 109
An authentic encounter with Christ has the power to change someone's life.
Our life takes on new freedom and joy when we come to really know our loving God. It is through such an encounter that we find the confidence and courage to make Christ the most important part of our life.
"Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice of lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and decisive direction."
"I [Pope Francis] invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ."
— Evangelii Gaudium, 3
Inspire & Embrace
After an encounter with Christ, we need to be inspired to embrace the call to be saints.
As Pope Francis writes in the Joy of the Gospel, our goal is to "help them experience a conversion which will restore the joy of faith to their hearts and inspire a commitment to the Gospel."
—Evangelii Gaudium, 14
"The faith-encounter with the person of Jesus Christ is a relationship with him, 'remembering him' (in the Eucharist) and, through the grace of the Spirit, having in us the mind of Jesus Christ."
—Lineamenta of the 2012 Synod Assembly, 11
We provide the opportunity for encounter
FacetoFace Ministries Programming:
Each of our programs are designed for people to encounter Christ and embrace the call to be saints.
FacetoFace Ministries is a multi-facetted Catholic Ministry. We challenge people to holiness by living and proclaiming the fullness of the Catholic faith. Our many branches include:
• Bus Trip
• Ignite Camps
• United Conference
• School Retreats
• Family Faith Evenings
• Speaking engagements
• Diocesan Youth Conferences/Rallies
• Various other events
Play an active role in the necessary work of evangelization.
We are not alone in this incredible endeavor. We firmly believe the grace we witness is due to prayers of many spiritual and financial partners on earth, as well as Mary and the saints in heaven.
In addition to prayers, we need monthly income to help us provide sustainable programs where people encounter Christ. Most of our programs lose money and thus we rely on our donors to continue this great work God has given us. Please consider becoming an active partner in the work of evangelization by becoming a monthly donor.
That all people encounter Christ and embrace the call to be saints.
- FacetoFace Parish Missions and Youth Retreats
- FacetoFace Ignite Summer Camps
- FacetoFace Bus Trip
- FacetoFace United Conference
- FacetoFace School Retreats
- Individual Speaking, and more
Through faith, hope, and love we live by the following values:
Executive Director / School Retreats
Jon is originally from Lanigan, Saskatchewan. After graduation Jon spent four years doing various types of youth ministry, including two years as a Deanery Youth Ministries Coordinator in the Diocese of Prince Albert. With a renewed desire for retreat ministry, Jon joined FacetoFace Ministries in 2007. After completing a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Jon began working full time with FacetoFace. He is now the Executive Director and co-leads the FacetoFace School Retreats.
Director of Stewardship & Finances
After being raised on a farm near Albertville, Saskatchewan, he moved to Saskatoon and graduated from Electronics Systems Engineering Technician and Electrician programs at SIAST. In 2003 Dan began to volunteer his time with FacetoFace Ministries. During that time Dan worked for CCO (Catholic Christian Outreach) & Altemira Engineering. In 2010 Dan joined FacetoFace Ministries.
School Retreats Co-leader
Having been raised in an agnostic household, Ryan was first introduced to Christ through Our Lady of Victory Camp in central Alberta – only an hour from his home town of Innisfail. His faith was sparked as a fourteen year old counsellor; and now, as a young adult, that same faith has developed into a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ. Since joining the Church in 2011, God has continuously used Ryan’s gifts and talents of public speaking, musicianship and relational ministry to serve His kingdom. After serving a year with Net Ministries of Canada, trailered by a year with Pure Witness Ministries, Ryan has eagerly accepted God’s calling and joined the FacetoFace School Retreat Team.
School Retreats Co-leader
Dan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in a home environment which was very centered on faith, music, and family, and was trained on many musical instruments. Through witnessing friends and family members strive for greatness in evangelization, Dan has also developed a desire to give of himself to the evangelization of youth. After coming to truly love and embrace God and his faith three years ago, Dan has pursued and accepted the increase of his passion for youth evangelization through music and speaking. Following a year of full time ministry with NET Canada, Dan began his work with FacetoFace in July 2016.
Bus Trip Director
Erin grew up in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. While completing a Bachelor of Music and a Baccalauréat en éducation (teaching) at the University of Alberta, she was involved extensively in youth and young adult ministry. After teaching for two years in Alberta, she served for two years with NET ministries as a full-time missionary in both Ireland and Canada. She then moved to Saskatoon and continued teaching. In October 2013 she joined the Face to Face team as Director of the Bus Trip. Erin is passionate about sharing the faith with people in a meaningful and personal way. She particularly enjoys working with young people and encouraging them in their pursuit of holiness.
Jon has been speaking at youth rallies, retreats, and in schools since 2004. He brings the gospel message and Catholic faith to life through personal experiences and contemplative stories. His spirit filled keynotes are easy to listen to and leave people with solid Catholic teaching. Jon generally concludes his keynotes with an impacting prayer experience.
To book Jon as a speaker or along with FacetoFace Ministries contact him here
Chris was born and raised in Halifax, NS. He obtained his Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University before moving to Saskatchewan to work full time at St. Therese Institute in Bruno, SK. Chris is passionate about spreading the Gospel, and has served with many ministries over the years such as Catholic Christian Outreach, Franciscan University of Steubenville, LifeTeen, and more. In addition to his full-time work at St. Therese, Chris is a speaker with FacetoFace Ministries specializing in topics of evangelization, discipleship, Catholic spirituality, and men’s ministry. Chris is currently pursuing his MA in Theology from Augustine Institute in Denver, CO.
To book Chris as an individual speaker, or as part of a FacetoFace Youth Retreat, contact himself or Jon Courchene.
Matt was born and raised in Shaunavon, SK, where he currently lives with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Anna. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Regina and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Along with working full time as a Chiropractor, Matt is a speaker and writer for FacetoFace Ministries, specializing in the topics of apologetics and evangelization. He is also currently Religious Education Coordinator at Christ the King Parish.
Visit Matt's blog at www.reasonablecatholic.com
To book Matt as a speaker or along with FacetoFace Ministries contact himself or Jon Courchene
Having been raised in an agnostic household, Ryan was first introduced to Christ through Our Lady of Victory Camp in central Alberta – only an hour from his home town of Innisfail. His faith was sparked as a fourteen year old counsellor; and now, as a young adult, that same faith has developed into a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ. Since joining the Church in 2011, God has continuously used Ryan’s gifts and talents of public speaking, musicianship and relational ministry to serve His kingdom. After serving a year with Net Ministries of Canada, followed by a year with Pure Witness Ministries, Ryan eagerly accepted God’s calling and joined FacetoFace Ministries in 2014.