Spiritual Life

Compassionate spiritual care

A diverse group of a church congregation singingPeople who come to Shepherd Village appreciate the difference they sense because of the Christian heritage and spiritual life programming.

Every day, you can find a church service, prayer meeting, bible study or spiritual life program. Our pastors are always available for personal visits.

We often host special services and events, bringing in guest speakers, vocalists and musicians from within the faith community.

A church in the heart of the village

A group of seniors at church, singing and having funChurch In The Village (CITV) is located in the heart of Shepherd Village and our congregation is made up of some 20 denominations, made up of residents and community members.

All of our evangelical services have a strong age-specific focus, one hour in length with no standing required. Included in our services are the singing of hymns, traditional and contemporary choruses, weekly bulletins and monthly communion. Sunday morning services are televised throughout the Village via Rogers Cable. Volunteers and staff are available to assist our Lodge long term care residents to attend the Sunday morning service.

In addition to programming within the CITV, individual buildings (Manor, Gardens, Terrace and Lodge) enjoy their own Spiritual Life programs such as bible studies, prayer meetings, hymn sings, devotionals, special choirs, guest speakers/vocalists and musicians.

Regular programs include:Time
Weekly Ladies Prayer MeetingTuesdays at 10 a.m. (Sept – May)
Weekly Men’s Fellowship HourTuesdays at 10 a.m. (Sept – May)
Interactive Bible Study & Prayer ServiceWednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Friday FellowshipFridays at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Worship Services Sundays at 10:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

We also host special seasonal services and events such as Good Friday Service, Remembrance Day Service and Christmas Eve Service in addition to other special events such as memorial services, sacred concerts and mission rallies.

Pastoral Care

Shepherd Village is served by a very competent team of credentialed and highly personable pastors. We are available for confidential spiritual support delivered in a very compassionate and caring manner, sensitive to the various religious convictions of our residents.

We offer crisis, palliative, grief support, social visits and pastoral counseling and perform regular hospital visitation as well as funeral service support. Upon request, we will also connect residents with their respective clergy. A team member is onsite six days a week and available on-call during off hours.

Staff pastors

Director of Stewardship & Spiritual Life
Tel: 416.609.5700 ext. 328
Office located in the Corporate Office

CITV and Manor Pastor
Tel: 416.609.5700 ext. 228
Office located in the Church In The Village – Sanctuary

Terrace and Gardens Pastor
Tel: 416.609.5700 ext. 227
Office located in the Church In The Village – Sanctuary

Lodge Chaplain
Tel: 416.609.5700 ext. 222
Office located in the Lodge 6th floor

Donations enhance spiritual care initiatives

Your generous donations help support palliative and other spiritual care initiatives and contribute to enhanced living and quality of life. To make a donation, please call us or visit our Donate webpage.