​​​​​Sacred Objects Exchange

Sacred Objects Exchange

The Sacred Objects Exchange (SOX) was launched in March 2014 and is coordinated by the Archives. 

SOX receives donations of ecclesiastical items that have fallen into disuse or disrepair in order to make them available to parishes and Catholic organizations in need. SOX ensures that the Archdiocese of Toronto is fulfilling its responsibility to protect and preserve its sacred patrimony for use in evangelization. The program has three goals:

  1. ​To provide a means by which parishes and religious communities may obtain needed ecclesiastical items such as chalices, ciboria, vestments, candle stands and  statues

  2. To provide a repository for parishes to donate ecclesiastical items so that they may be properly preserved and made available to other parishes in need within the Archdiocese; 

  3. To provide access to a restoration service so that those objects desired may be received in the best possible condition.

Donate

 

  • Simply contact the Archives with a list of items you would like to donate. DO NOT drop off items without contacting us beforehand.
  •  We will confirm ownership of the items and make transfer arrangements. You will be asked to complete a Donation Form.

 

Borrow

 

Eligibility: 

  • The inventory is available for redistribution to Archdiocese of Toronto parishes and institutions only.
  • Redistribution is contingent upon the recipient parish/organization incurring associated costs, such as restoration and delivery fees.  

 

 

 

 

 

Recipient parishes/organizations must agree to the following Conditions of Permanent Loan: 

 

  • Ownership of objects remains with the Archdiocese of Toronto; objects are provided on permanent loan.
  • Objects may not be altered, repaired or restored without permission of the Archdiocese of Toronto.
  • Objects will not be sold or given to another party.
  • Objects will be maintained in a secure and clean environment.
  • Objects will be used in a manner for which they were intended, for pastoral or liturgical purposes; objects will not be employed solely for personal use.
  • Objects will be returned to the Archdiocese of Toronto when no longer needed by the parish/organization.

 


View the available inventory