A big thankyou to all who donated to the ShareLife Parish Campaign this year. Our final total raised
Please see letter below from His Eminence Cardinal Collins
Dear brothers and sisters,
This year has been incredibly challenging for each of us. Still, I look back on it with a grateful heart, as our trials have occasioned countless acts of compassion and sacrifice. We have witnessed our community at its heroic best.
In particular, I am deeply thankful for your tremendous outpouring of generosity toward ShareLife. You – the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese – haven't forgotten the needs of your neighbours. The pandemic has severely impacted those who are poor and marginalized, and you have chosen to care for them.
Your gifts to ShareLife are making a significant difference. Agencies funded by ShareLife quickly adapted their programs in response to the pandemic. From remote counselling for those in distress, to reaching out to isolated seniors, to supporting victims of family violence, these agencies have provided a lifeline to those in greatest need. Their work would not be possible without you.
This year, the ShareLife Parish Campaign raised $11.68 million. Given how our parishes have been closed for much of the year, this is a remarkable achievement. Thank you to our pastors and parish staff, who have continued to educate the faithful about the work of ShareLife agencies. Thank you to the hardworking volunteers and parish committee members, who found innovative ways to raise funds in these challenging circumstances. And thank you to each and every person who showed solidarity with those who suffer by making a sacrificial gift.
In this season of Advent, as you prepare your hearts for the coming of Our Lord, I pray He will bless you abundantly for your inspiring witness of faith in action.
Sincerely in Christ,
Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto