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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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.
This chart reflect the campaign’s status as of Friday, May 6, 2016.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.