Hello to all. I continue to recover, dealing with a couple of complications from the surgery, but things are indeed looking up! I am looking forward to being back very soon. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. A note about the capital campaign:
Thank you for your support of the Family of Faith campaign! With your commitments, our parish has met the challenge and has raised $449,368.00, which is 91% of our parish goal! Your generosity is amazing! Having achieved an amount so close to our parish goal of $495,000, it would be so helpful if we were able to meet this goal in the next few weeks as our Family of Faith campaign comes to a close.
As the campaign moves into its final weeks here, please carefully consider the commitment you can make to this historic campaign, if you haven’t already made one. A pledge, redeemed over a five year period, will enable our parish to do so much! With the parish share, we plan to hire a Youth Minister, undertake renovations to our church building, improve the washrooms in the parish hall and renovate the drains, renovate the electrical systems in the church, and pay down our debt to the Archdiocese. If you have not yet made a pledge, you can contact the parish office for assistance.
I would like to publicly acknowledge the dedicated volunteers who have helped our parish with the Family of Faith campaign: Gary MacDonald, John Crump, David Bain, Irene Skinner Bain, Steve Pinto, Larissa Gonsalves, Marie Jansa, Ken Hoad, Henry Delang, Paul Horbatiuk, Christine van Driel, Rob Seidel , Paul Cantlon, Melinda Mayo and Paul Gilkonson. Additionally the members of the Social Committee led by Pat Hyland assisted by providing refreshments at a number of meetings.
Parishioners making payments against their Family of Faith pledge should send their payments to the Family of Faith campaign with your name, payment, address, and parish name along with the city at the following address: Family of Faith Campaign, Donation Processing Centre, 1155 Yonge Street, Toronto ON M4T 1W2
As part of our Family of Faith campaign, efforts to inform our parish about the implementation of our capital projects, as well as about when the first funds from this campaign have been dispersed to our parish, will be shared with the parish.
Again, thank you for your leadership during this historic campaign, and for your generosity in making sacrificial pledges that will assist our Catholic sisters and brothers in the Archdiocese and the many needs in our own parish. God bless you for your kindness and for your support of this important campaign.
Thanksgiving Day Prayer
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Please remember that Mass on Thanksgiving Monday is at 8 AM.I wish all of you, your families and friends, a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!