The Family of Faith campaign is a historic effort that will raise at least $105 million to support the mission of the Pastoral Plan of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Many elements of the pastoral plan require no funding, but some key elements require financial resources. The Family of Faith campaign will help provide those resources. In 2014, some parishes launched their local campaigns, and in 2015, the remainder of the parishes will follow suit. Pastors will invite their parishioners to participate in their campaigns at the appropriate time.

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Highlights from Family Update

To read the latest information about the campaign click here to read Family Update.

For questions regarding a change to a payment schedule, method of payment, new card information or processing errors, please contact our Donations Processing Centre at email: campaign@archtoronto.org or phone: 416.934.3400 extensions 555 or 536.

Campaign Progress - as of Friday, May 6, 2016

The campaign has now raised $164 million or 156% of the Family of Faith campaign goal. Results, by wave, are posted on a quarterly basis on our website: www.ourfamilyoffaith.ca

As we move from the active fundraising phase of the Family of Faith campaign to implementation and stewardship, Family Update will be a key tool for pastors and parish staff to keep their parishes informed with timely updates and information. 

Wave 4 Campaigns

This chart reflect the campaign’s status as of Friday, May 6, 2016.

ZoneWave 4 ParishPastorGoalAmount Raised/ Pledged% of Goal
1St. Basil's Parish, TorontoRev. Chris Valka, C.S.B.$530,000$127,90624%
1St. Peter's Parish, TorontoRev. Michael McGourty$290,000$359,970124%
1Sacre-Coeur Parish, TorontoRev. Quoc-Thong Pham$85,000$12,05014%
2St. John's Parish, TorontoRev. John A. Newton$410,000$633,940155%
2St. Brigid's Parish, TorontoRev. Carlos A. Sierra T.$340,000$405,454119%
3St. Bonaventure Parish, TorontoRev. David Stachurski, OFM Conv.$960,000$1,245,750130%
3St. Edward The Confessor Parish, North YorkRev. Patrick O'Dea$535,000$1,071,775200%
4St. Anthony's Parish, TorontoRev. Mark Escobar, CS$315,000$248,84679%
4St. Agnes Parish, TorontoRev. Landorff Garcia$220,000$152,37569%
4St. Sebastian's Parish, TorontoRev. John Mendonca$165,000$189,025115%
4St. John the Baptist Parish, TorontoRev. José David Pérez Florez$125,000$54,62044%
4Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, TorontoRev. Carlyle Guiseppi, C.C.Sp.$115,000$276,500240%
6St. Clare's Parish, TorontoRev. Xavier De Pinto$255,000$283,091111%
6St. Alphonsus Parish, TorontoRev. James M. Reposkey, C.PP.S.$200,000$275,820138%
6St. John Bosco Parish, TorontoRev. Joseph A. Miras, SVD$155,000$106,62569%
7Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, TorontoRev. John Pak$490,000$896,134183%
7Our Lady of Peace Parish, TorontoRev. George S. Galea$470,000$577,775123%
8St. Jude's Parish, North YorkRev. Efren Alvarez-Pelayo$365,000$524,610144%
8St. John The Evangelist Parish, York (Weston)Rev. Andrew Maderak$290,000$223,67077%
8St. Fidelis Parish, TorontoRev. Mose Gasparini $265,000$142,00754%
9St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish, BramptonRev. Robert J. Mignella$775,000$1,227,780158%
9St. Eugene de Mazenod Mission, BramptonRev. Wojciech Blach, OMI$375,000$435,570116%
10St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, MississaugaRev. Timothy K. Hanley$960,000$1,499,742156%
10St. Patrick's Parish, MississaugaRev. John E. Facey$730,000$1,155,398158%
10St. John of the Cross Parish, MississaugaRev. Joseph Kalluvila, O.Carm.$745,000$1,011,548136%
11Holy Family Parish, WhitbyRev. László Nagy$620,000$1,111,850179%
11St. Leo the Great Parish, BrooklinRev. Charles Forget$390,000$866,100222%
11Immaculate Conception Parish, Port PerryRev. Marco Testa$285,000$322,846113%
11Holy Cross Parish, OshawaRev. Keith Callaghan$200,000$223,260112%
11St. Philip the Apostle Parish, OshawaRev. Keith Callaghan$90,000$117,110130%
12St. Barnabas Parish, ScarboroughRev. Hansoo Park$885,000$1,444,867163%
12St. Joseph's Parish, ScarboroughRev. Oliver Iwuchukwu, C.S.Sp.$695,000$835,535120%
12St. Thomas More Parish, TorontoRev. Willyans Prado Rapozo, SCJ$570,000$867,130152%
12Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, ScarboroughRev. Antony Varghese, CFIC$465,000$821,802177%
12Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, ScarboroughRev. Peter Tammearu$160,000$213,145133%
13St. Mary Immaculate Parish, Richmond HillRev. Pawel Zborowski$830,000$1,516,230183%
13St. Padre Pio Parish, KleinburgMsgr. Gregory Ace, C.H.H.$495,000$827,568167%
13Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Richmond HillRev. Peter Lackmanec$390,000$488,909125%
13St. Andre Bessette Parish, MapleRev. Peter Jae Choi$30,000$1,117,2913724%
14St. Mary's Parish, BarrieRev. Anthony Werunga$1,010,000$1,271,536126%
14St. James, St. Mary's and St. Francis, ColganRev. Nick Defina$320,000$520,555163%
14Holy Spirit Parish, BarrieRev. Tad Walczyk$225,000$326,105145%


Combined Campaigns

This chart reflect the campaign’s status as of Friday, May 6, 2016.

ZoneParish PastorCombined GoalAmount Raised/ Pledged% of Goal
1Our Lady of LourdesRev. John Sullivan, S.J.$1,500,000$1,353,82790%
2Corpus Christi Parish, TorontoRev. Joselito Oriasel$650,000$284,41044%
3Our Lady of Perpetual Help, TorontoRev. James Hannah$3,000,000$3,268,915109%
6Immaculate Conception Parish, TorontoRev. Rohwin S. Pais, OFM$500,000$401,73580%
7St. Clement's Parish, TorontoMsgr. Paul Zimmer$1,100,000$964,31288%
7St. Leo's Parish, EtobicokeRev. Francis Carpinelli$1,500,000$30,8402%
7Our Lady of Sorrows, EtobicokeRev. Nino Cavoto$4,000,000$4,827,490121%
9Guardian Angels Parish, BramptonRev. Jan Gogolewski$170,000$989,002582%
10St. Josephine Bakhita Parish, MississaugaRev. Mark Villanueva$1,500,000$1,397,65093%
10St. Francis Xavier, MississaugaMsgr. Edgardo Pan$2,400,000$1,280,60553%
11St. Gertrude's Parish, OshawaRev. Peter Yoo-Sang Choi$1,000,000$763,93576%
13St. Peter's Parish, WoodbridgeRev. Michael Corcione$1,750,000$2,416,603138%
13St. Mark's Parish, StouffvilleRev. Michael Hughes$1,300,000$1,265,65597%
14St. John Vianney, BarrieRev. Biju Kannampuzha$1,500,000$1,616,739108%


For Pastors and Parish Staff

  • Please note that the fax number for the campaign office has changed.  Please do not send faxes to 416.642.1277. The Donations Processing Centre prefers email rather than faxes, but if a parish must send reports via fax, please use: 416.934.3412. 
  • When donations to your parish's Family of Faith campaign are credited to the parish's offertory in error, it creates confusion for donors and the Donations Processing Centre. Once again, please remind those who count your parish offertory to be on the lookout for campaign donations—either noted as such on the cheque/ envelope or because of donation amounts that are not in sync with the parishioner's usual pattern of weekly giving.
  • Please note that parish campaign totals will vary from one report to another. This is due to many factors, including new, amended or cancelled pledges and donations.  
  • Donors appreciate the timely processing of their gifts or payments on pledges. Timely processing demonstrates to the donor that the gift is appreciated and also confirms its receipt at the campaign.  When parishes receive pledges or payments, they should send them to the Donations Processing Centre as quickly as possible.  In the course of their campaigns, all parishes received Record of Subscription Forms for this purpose. If you need a copy of the Adobe fillable form version, contact John Ecker, Director, Campaign Communications, at 416.934.3400 x805 and jecker@archtoronto.org.  
  • Parishes that are proceeding with implementation of their parish case priorities should promote this in bulletin announcements and parish announcements.  In addition, campaign signage is available for on-site recognition.  Donors need to know that their contributions are being put to use in implementing the priorities they supported when they made their pledge to the campaign.  Contact John Ecker for assistance. 


Has your Parish Applied? 

Youth Ministry: The Archdiocese of Toronto's Pastoral Plan urges all parishes to identify leadership roles for youth, to form youth councils and to consider hiring youth ministers. The Family of Faith campaign is funding such initiatives through an investment of $5 million over ten years.  Annual subsidies of up to $25,000 per parish are available.  To learn more about eligibility and the application process, please contact Fr. Frank Portelli, Director of the archdiocese's Office for Catholic Youth. You can reach him at 416.599.7676 x227 or frfrank@ocytoronto.org.

Campaign support for parishes: The Family of Faith campaign plan noted that some parishes face daunting expenditures to maintain facilities that are safe and secure. Some parishes do not have the financial capacity to preserve their historic sacred spaces. Places of worship need to be fully accessible to those with special needs. That is why $10 million will be dedicated to assist with capital improvements. Funds are available to support capital expenditures for churches, parish halls, and offices, especially where there are accessibility and heritage needs that must be addressed. Parishes with limited financial resources, including their reserves, will be given priority for the loans.

Funds are available through 5-year interest-free loans after which interest will begin to accrue as with other loans to parishes. To apply, parishes must submit the standard Request for Approval (RFA) document for capital expenditures along with a cover memo explaining why the parish should receive a loan. Parishes that are using funds from the parish share of their Family of Faith campaign are eligible for this loan. For more information about how your parish can benefit from this program, contact David Finnegan at 416.934.3400 x604 or planning@archtoronto.org.