UPCOMING EVENT  –  SATURDAY, November 21st, 2020


Finding the Hope and Joy

Speaker:  Very Rev. Cornelius O’Mahony, Vicar for Education, Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton

Prayer Dramatization: Elisa Lollino

The day of prayer and reflection begins at 9:30 AM EST and will end at approximately 3 PM EST.

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WHY@Breakfast is pleased to present this special online event as it begins its 10th year of journeying with fellow Catholics! 

The day of prayer and reflection will begin at 9 30 AM EST with Morning Prayer and presentation by Fr Con.

Elisa’s performance as St. Teresa of Avila will follow.   Be prepared to be inspired by the writings of St. Teresa to Look at Him and pray!

After your own time of prayer and reflection, Fr Con will lead us to
a sharing of Pandemic experiences at 2 PM EST. The day will end with a concluding prayer.

About our presenters:

The Very Rev. Cornelius O’Mahony is the Vicar for Education of the Hamilton Diocese. He is currently the pastor of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Father Con was the pastor at St. Michael’s Church, Waterloo, in Fall 2011, when WHY@Breakfast presented its first event. Since that first event, Fr. Con has always been enthusiastic and supportive of the various activities of WHY@Breakfast. As our past presenter, Fr. Con was no doubt an engaging speaker. His messages were always relevant to our attendees. As WHY@Breakfast begins its 10th year journeying with fellow Catholics, we are very excited to have Fr. Con back to facilitate our day of prayer and reflection.

Elisa Lollino is an actress and playwright.  She is a graduate of the Theatre Performance program at Humber College. Upon returning to her Catholic roots in 2008, Elisa’s mission has been to use her skills and talents to evangelize through theatre. She has performed her plays across Ontario in high schools, churches and art festivals.

What do you need to participate?

A laptop or computer with microphone & webcam, and good internet connection.

To register:  Simply use our online form.

Register now button This event is free for all. However, we encourage you to make a donation to your favorite charity at this time of pandemic.


Welcome to WHY@Breakfast!

I love to learn and to discover with others on how to deepen our relationship with Christ!

A few years ago, while sipping my coffee in a local cafe on a Saturday morning, I saw a few fellow parishioners who were enjoying their cup of Joe, reading the local paper.  I had this aha moment of why weren’t we all sitting in our church Parish Centre, sharing information with each other?

As a cradle Catholic, I have always felt that I adopted a lot of “traditions” without asking, going along with the motions.  I am pretty sure there are meanings behind a lot of those traditions.  If they were taught to me when I was in elementary school, I am sorry to say I did not retain much from those years.  I was also confident that I was not the only Catholic in this predicament of ignorance.  If professionals need to take courses or attend seminars for continuing education points for the renewal of their status every year, it makes sense to me that Catholics should have some good system for their “continuing education.”

In December of 2011, with the question “Why does the church talk about Mary if Jesus is our Savior?”, I organized the first WHY@Breakfast talk in Waterloo, Ontario.  It was a very enjoyable experience where everyone learned something new, cleared some myths, and all the while having a good breakfast!

I hope WHY@Breakfast presentations and events may be useful for us to build our relationships with Christ. Some presentations under the label WHYforChristians are suitable for all Christians.  Other presentations from WHY@Breakfast will focus on Catholic church teachings or perspectives on current Catholic Church issues.

I hope you will join me at a WHY@Breakfast event soon!

It’s fun to learn and it’s so much more enjoyable to learn with others!