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Find your parish's Family of Faith campaign case statement, its goal and amounts pledged below.

Note: Figures are correct as of June 2017 and do not reflect any changes since that time. Amounts may fluctuate for many reasons including, movement from a parish, pledge adjustments or cancellations.

Parish Share: Twenty-five per cent of funds raised, up to the parish’s financial goal, are reserved for parish priorities (parish share). Seventy-five per cent of funds are directed toward the Family of Faith campaign’s archdiocesan-wide priorities. When a parish surpasses its goal, seventy-five per cent of funds above the goal will be allocated to parishes. Most donations are in the form of pledges, paid over time.

Our Parish Goal: $730,000; Amount pledged: $1,025,575 (140% of goal): All Saints is a vibrant faith community thanks to the involvement of our parishioners. We have celebrated our 50th anniversary and with continued enthusiasm we will build on the strength of our parishioners. With your support of the Family of Faith campaign, we will provide barrier-free access to our washrooms to serve the community better, both young and old. Our beautiful church requires upkeep to maintain the building for years to come. We will replace the original boilers that are now old and inefficient with continued need of repairs and provide improved air conditioning. Lastly, we will complete the building of the bell tower which celebrates the 50th anniversary of our parish. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and the archdiocese, remembering that we are a family, brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Parish Goal: $905,000; Amount Pledged: $442,316 (49% of goal): Annunciation parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. Our parish has many important and necessary capital projects that we will be undertaking. We will replace the three HVAC units on our parish hall roof. One of the units is no longer working, and the other two units may cease to work in the near future. We will also be replacing the sanctuary floor, which is separating. Additionally, we will be replacing the crumbling bricks at ground level at the side entrance of the church. We will also use part of our share of funds from our Family of Faith campaign to grow our parish programs, including our catechetical, liturgical music, and youth in ministry programs. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $960,000; Amount Pledged: $4,022,513 (419% of goal): Our parish has grown since our humble beginnings in 1926. We are a vibrant and close-knit community of faith. Blessed Sacrament has become a hub for activities focused on youth, seniors, parish groups and sacramental preparation. Our parish has identified three projects that we will complete using our share of the funds from the Family of Faith campaign. We will upgrade our sacred space, electrical systems and install greener, more energy efficient lighting. This will help with the electrical bills, as our current electrical systems are from the 1960s. We recently restored our stained glass windows from the 1930s. We will continue this work by restoring our 1960s era stained glass windows. We will replace our aging mechanical systems. Our new systems will be more energy efficient as we work towards making Blessed Sacrament a greener parish. With your help and support we will be able to continue to maintain and improve our physical parish structure in which we worship, as a true family of faith.
Our Parish Goal: $915,000; Amount Pledged: $1,666,425 (182% of goal): Blessed Trinity parish is a dynamic faith community filled with caring parishioners who volunteer their time and talent to ensuring our ministries thrive and flourish. With the funds received from the Family of Faith campaign, we will invest in our youth. We will hire a youth minister to lead faith formation programs at our parish. Parents and youth alike have expressed the desire for more youth-focused programs. We will also replace our old worn-down heating and air conditioning system. Finally we will replace the threadbare carpeting and cracked tiles in the church, which are over 20 years old. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $150,000; Amount Pledged: $ 81,200 (54% of goal): Canadian Martyrs parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. The archdiocese generously loaned us funds for our parish's capital work. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will pay down our debt to the archdiocese. Our parishioners are the heart of our parish. We wish to ensure that our church is accessible for all who worship and visit here. We will undertake a project to renovate our church, making it easier for those in wheelchairs or with walkers or strollers to enter our church. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $730,000; Amount Pledged: $1,392,722 (191%): Chinese Martyrs parish is a dynamic faith community. Thanks to our parishioners we are able to run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will replace the church audio and visual system as well as the security camera and internet systems. This equipment has deteriorated and is beyond repair. We will replace it to ensure that our parish activities can continue to run properly. We will also use the funds toward the replacement and/or repair of nine aging rooftop heating and air conditioning (HVAC) units at our church. These units allow us to maintain a comfortable environment for our parishioners year-round. Finally, we will continue to pay down our loan from the archdiocese for the building our church 25 years ago. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $280,000; Amount Pledged: $249,793 (89% of goal): Christ the King parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will invest in sacramental preparation for children. Christ the King school will no longer conduct sacramental preparation since they are closing. We also look forward to involving our young adults to take on a larger role at our parish by starting a young adult ministry. We recognize that families are the heart of our community, and so we will also invest in family support and activities that will help our parishioners grow in their faith. We also have some important capital projects that we will be undertaking. Our roof has served us well for the past 25 years, but the shingles are now old and need to be replaced. With our loss of parking at the school, we will need to finance the creation of our own parking lot. We will also renovate our parish hall, which has been damaged by water leaks. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $325,000; Amount Pledged: $296,410 (91% of goal): Corpus Christi parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will invest in our ongoing faith formation programs. We will focus on our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, assist our seniors' group, and increase the engagement of our parish's youth through additional programming and activities. We will continue the renovation of the church and rectory basements which have been damaged due to leaking water. We will also install new interior finishes as well as new mechanical systems. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $ 720,000; Amount Pledged: $1,411,765 (196% of goal): Ss. Salvador do Mundo - With Ss. Salvador do Mundo's share of the campaign proceeds, we will invest in solidifying the structure and enhancing the beauty of our parish by improving our sound system and our lighting both inside and outside the church. Family is central to our mission. We will also provide much needed assistance to our elderly parishioners through various programs, and support young families through marriage enrichment. Cristo Rei - With Cristo Rei's share of the campaign proceeds, we will invest in solidifying the structure and enhancing the beauty of our parish. We will replace the flooring of the sanctuary and nave of the church. Family is central to our mission. We will enhance and further develop our youth ministry through the hiring of staff dedicated to this important pastoral work. We will also provide much needed assistance to our elderly parishioners through various programs, and support young families through marriage enrichment.
Our Parish Goal: $480,000 - Amount Pledged: $417,260 (87% of goal). Croatian Martyrs is a strong cultural community, with parishioners devoted to their faith. Our parish was founded 37 years ago to help us live our faith, praise the Lord in our own language and to preserve our Croatian identity. With the funds we will receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will: • Resurface our parish parking lot, which is cracked; • Install a new floor in our church that will match the stone tiles on the altar. Our current carpet is threadbare, old and difficult to maintain; • Purchase several instruments for our youth choir, and hope to attract new members to join in serving in this important ministry; • Pay down our loan from the archdiocese, owed for major renovation of the swimming pool at Croatian Parish Park "Father Kamber." By taking part in this campaign let us express our gratitude to the Archdiocese of Toronto for making it possible for us to worship the Lord in our language and to preserve our Croatian identity. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $465,000 - Amount Pledged: $798,361 (172% of goal). Since our formation in 1974, Epiphany of Our Lord parish has been blessed with a multicultural community providing diverse opportunities for worship and spiritual growth. Thanks to the committed involvement of many parishioners and volunteers who offer their wealth of time and talent, we are a vibrant parish attentive to the spiritual, social and material needs of all people. With the funds we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will hire a full time youth minister to invigorate our youth group and provide age-appropriate faith formation for the young people of our parish. Our church also requires upgrades to ensure that it remains a comfortable and welcoming place for us all. We will need to establish our priorities as we move forward with the following projects as funds become available: • Install new steps at the main entrance to the church; • Upgrade our heating and air conditioning to maintain efficiency of the church building; • Re-paint the parish offices, rectory and corridor walls, which are in need of maintenance; • Install automatic front doors to create an accessible entrance for parishioners; • Upgrade the parking lot and re-create parking lines. As a family of faith, let us continue to work together so that our parish can meet the needs of future generations.
Our Parish Goal: $520,000 - Amount Pledged: $693,050 (133% of goal). Since our formation as a parish, The Church of the Good Shepherd has grown and flourished. What started as a small group of just a few families has grown to more than 1,500 families. Our parish is a hub for activities for our youth, parish groups and sacramental preparation. We are a very dynamic and faith-filled community! With your support of the Family of Faith campaign we will undertake important maintenance and beautification projects in the parish. Our current altar is made of wood and is on wheels. We will purchase a new permanent altar and matching ambo to beautify our worship space and better complement the design of our church. Our parking lot is degrading quickly with many potholes and cracks. It will be repaved. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $85,000 - Amount Pledged: $962,932 (1133% of goal). Our parish community has exceptional needs. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will invest in the construction and completion of our church building. We have celebrated many important milestones on our way towards building Guardian Angels church. Our parish hall has been completed, and we now have a space in which to temporarily celebrate Mass, while we work towards building our church. We received a loan for $2 million from the archdiocese, which we will be using towards the cost of our new church. With this loan and the sacrificial giving of our parish community, we will be able to complete the construction of our church in a timely manner. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $505,000 - Amount Pledged: $931,931 (185% of goal). Guardian Angels is a beautiful church and a thriving parish, thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many parish leaders who devote their time and talent. Access to adequate parking at our church has been an ongoing issue. With the funds our parish will receive through the Family of Faith campaign, we will pave the church parking lot, including the newly acquired property adjacent to the church. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family-- brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $290,000 - Amount Pledged: $312,970 (108% of goal). Holy Angels was founded over 50 years ago. We are grateful to be part of a community faithfully embracing our religious beliefs and tradition. Our volunteers are the heart of our community, and many of them offer their time each Sunday to help in various ministries at our parish. We invite you to join hands with all our brothers and sisters in the archdiocese to form one family in Christ and generously participate in this campaign. With the generous support of our family of faith—our parishioners — we will use our share of the funds raised to finance much needed repairs to our church. We will repair our church roof, which is old and damaged. We will also renovate the restrooms to make them more functional and updated. We also look forward to renovating and/or replacing our confessionals, the baptismal font and the ambo. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $200,000 - Amount Pledged: $203,305 (102% of goal). Holy Cross parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community that has come together to worship since 1939. We are proud of our welcoming community and great sense of hospitality. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. Our church building allows us to worship together each week. With the funds we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will undertake renovations that will improve and enhance our church: • We will upgrade our electrical system; • We will replace the flooring in the sacristy; • We will paint the parish hall walls and replace the chairs and tables; and • We will replace the wooden doors at the entrance to our church, which have been damaged by frost. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $190,000 - Amount Pledged: $390,603 (206% of goal). Holy Cross parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will refurbish our church sanctuary. Our mosaic tiles need to be replaced and restored to maintain their beauty. We will also focus our campaign funds on our parish hall: We will renovate the washrooms in the parish hall, which have not been updated in many years and which require new equipment. Additionally, we will repair the storage rooms in the hall in order to better serve the needs of our parish groups. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $490,000 - Amount Pledged: $891,217 (182% of goal). Our parish has grown so much since we opened our doors. What started as a small group of just a few families has flourished over the years and grown to more than 4,500 families. Our parish is a hub for activities for our youth, seniors, parish groups and sacramental preparation. We are a very dynamic and faith-filled community! With your support of the Family of Faith campaign, we will: • Update our church sound system; • Enhance our youth ministry through the purchase of new technology and equipment; • Support The Exchange - the food support program with Caledon Community Services - and explore the possibility of sponsoring a refugee family; • Repave the parking lot at the parish to eliminate cracks and water build-up; • Update and renovate the parish hall kitchen, which our parish community has outgrown. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $620,000 - Amount Pledged: $1,092,842 (176% of goal). Holy Family parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. For more than three decades we have gathered to worship, grow in our faith and serve those from all walks of life. Our parish nurtures the faith of those within it and also reaches out with compassion to the wider community. Now having completed the refurbishment of our church building, we can focus on strengthening the ongoing engagement of parishioners and foster our spiritual development. With the funds we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will support our children and youth ministries, focusing on children's liturgy, children's choir, EDGE (Grade 6 to 8), LifeTeen (Grade 9 to 12), and sacramental preparation. We will also add resources for adult formation, especially for RCIA, bible study, marriage preparation, and supporting people who have been widowed, separated, and divorced. Additionally, we will add funding to help our outreach into the broader community, including sponsoring a refugee family, and our missions of St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Vincent's Kitchen, and outreach to the homeless. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $495,000 - Amount Pledged: $804,090 (162% of goal). When our church was destroyed by fire in 1997, the tremendous generosity of our parishioners enabled us to build our beautiful new church. We were truly amazed that our parish family was able to pull together to raise $2 million. It was a great communal team effort! We now have our church, but we still need to finish paying for it. We are excited to use the funds we will receive through the Family of Faith campaign to reduce the parish debt. With sky-rocketing electricity costs due to our HVAC system, we also plan to invest in the proper upgrades to make it run more efficiently. And although our church may still feel new, there are elements of the building that already require potentially costly attention. Your generous donations will help strengthen our parish and help it continue to prosper in the future.
Our Parish Goal: $490,000 - Amount Pledged: $406,827 (83% of goal). Holy Martyrs of Japan is a wonderful community, where we share our love of God and neighbour. We hope to continue the good work we have done in the parish for many years to come. With our share of the funds we receive, we will address some very practical needs in our parish. Currently, there is one unisex washroom, and on Sundays the line-up is very long. We will expand the washroom and also make it wheelchair accessible, so that all of our parishioners can use the facilities. In addition, we will use our parish share to pay down the mortgage on the church. With any additional funds raised, we will consider expansion of our youth ministry program, replacement of office carpet damaged by water, and construction of a second washroom, to better accommodate our parish community. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $255,000 - Amount Pledged: $742,180 (291% of goal).Holy Name parish is a community that is strong in its faith. Our culturally diverse community comes together each Sunday to worship in our beautiful church. With the funds that we receive in the Family of Faith campaign, we will continue to add to our elevator and washroom expansion fund. The elevator will ensure that our church and parish hall are accessible to those who use wheelchairs. We will expand our washroom facilities as they are currently not adequate for the number of parishioners that we have each Sunday. We will also use part of our share to pay down our debt to the archdiocese. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ, strengthened by His love!
Our Parish Goal: $370,000 - Amount Pledged: $620,395 (168% of goal).Holy Redeemer parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. Providing our youth with a welcoming and caring community is an important need in our parish. With the funds we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will start a youth ministry program at our parish. We will also provide for the faith formation needs of our adult parishioners by providing programs such as Bible study, and retreats. Our church building has many immediate needs that we will address. We will install new HVAC units for our church and parish hall to provide for air conditioning in the summer months, and better heating in the winter. We will also repair our roof, which is leaking and causing damage to our church's interior. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $225,000 - Amount Pledged: $311,205 (138% of goal).Holy Spirit parish is a strong and energetic bilingual community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. We are a young parish. As such, we wish to grow our programming for children and youth, providing them the ability to strengthen their faith. We will contribute part of our parish share to start a St Vincent de Paul Society at our parish so that we may reach out to those in need in our community. Our church building gives us a space where we come together as a community and worship. In order to beautify the space, we will start the process of installing some stained glass windows in our church. This will have the additional benefit of decreasing the direct sunlight that bothers parishioners during Mass. We will also improve our grounds to provide a place for parishioners to pray outside, and fix our parking lot, which has been affected by harsh weather conditions. Part of our parish share will also go towards paying down our debt to the archdiocese for our church construction. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $455,000 - Amount Pledged: $710,123 (156% of goal). The parish community of Holy Spirit continues to grow from its original founding in 1956. It is a community of faith rooted in the Gospel and celebrating its liturgy in a prayerful and safe environment, thanks to the commitment and support of its many members. Many of you will recall the times we have needed to accomplish major repairs to the property to ensure that our church remains a beautiful place to offer praise and glory to our God. With your generous financial support, we will install an elevator in our church so that all of our parishioners can use our basement parish hall. We will upgrade our washrooms to make them wheelchair accessible. Our kitchen will be completely renovated so that we can use it for large parish functions. Finally, we will use a portion of the funds raised to reduce our archdiocesan debt. We remember that we are family—brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Parish Goal: $285,000 - Amount Pledged: $326,045 (114% of goal). After a fire destroyed our church building in May 1998, our parish community rallied together and built a new church in the same location under the leadership of the late Fr. Bernard Canning. Maintaining our church infrastructure is important. With the funds we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will continue to enhance the interior of our church building in keeping with the original plans, as well as repair the areas of the church that have been affected by harsh winter conditions. We look forward to continuing to develop our music program as well as pay down our loan from the archdiocese for our new pipe organ. We will also invest in our youth programs, ensuring that age-appropriate programming is available for the young parishioners in our community. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $270,000 - Amount Pledged: $313,283 (116% of goal). At Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of the Lake, our two communities have come together to worship as one parish since 1959. We are a dynamic faith-filled parish! With the funds that we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will invest in faith formation programs, retreats and guest speakers, to help us better understand our faith. We will also expand our youth ministry programs, in order to serve the youth in our community. The roofs at both Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of the Lake are in disrepair and are leaking. We will renovate the roofs at both churches, as well as complete some masonry work at Our Lady of the Lake, since the masonry has been damaged by the roof leak. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family—brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $265,000 - Amount Pledged: $399,600 (151% of goal). Immaculate Conception parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. We are grateful for our long history with the local community, and we also continuously welcome new immigrant parishioners from all over the globe. Thanks to all of our volunteers we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we look forward to providing age-appropriate faith formation for the youth of our parish. We will grow and strengthen our catechetical programming by providing increased training for our catechists and liturgical ministers. Our church building allows us to come together and worship as a community. With funding from our Family of Faith campaign, we will repair the water damage to our building, and make our parish hall and basement accessible to all of our parishioners by installing a ramp/elevator. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $515,000 - Amount Pledged: $389,030 (76% of goal). Since our founding in 1986, Immaculate Conception parish has grown as a thriving parish of over 2000 families, thanks to the committed involvement of so many parishioners who offer their time, talent and treasure. Today we are a very dynamic and faith-filled community. Our parish is a centre of activities for youth, seniors and parish groups. We want to ensure it remains a friendly and accessible place for all who worship and visit here. With the funds we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will hire a youth minister to provide age-appropriate faith formation for the young people of our parish. Our parish hall is the centre of various parish gatherings, events and celebrations. Currently, we lack a fridge, dish washer, oven, etc. in the kitchen. We will upgrade our kitchen space to meet the needs of the faithful who share and celebrate various parish events. Additionally, we will install two automatic door openers at our front entrance to assist our parishioners with walkers, wheelchairs or strollers. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $160,000 - Amount Pledged: $215,445 (135% of goal). Immaculate Heart of Mary parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community that has served our neighbourhood since 1952. Thanks to our parishioners we grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign, we will provide greater accessibility to our church by installing a new ramp, doors and family bathroom on the main level. We will also add new washrooms and renovate the kitchen for larger community events and meetings that will allow our parishioners to celebrate their membership in the Body of Christ. Additionally, we will pay down our parish debt, owed to the archdiocese for extensive repairs to our parish hall. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ! Photo courtesy of: Layer One Creative
Our Parish Goal: $260,000 - Amount Pledged: $229,595 (88% of goal). Since our founding as a parish in 1928 as St. John the Baptist to our move to Mississauga with a new name in honour of the Lithuanian Martyrs, our parishioners have always demonstrated remarkable resolve, dedication and a spirit of giving. We are proud of our beautiful church and want to ensure that it is a welcoming, friendly and accessible place for all who worship and visit here. We need to care for our family of faith and our church and parish hall. In the past few years we have replaced the heating and cooling systems in our church and hall, and replaced the church roof. We also installed an elevator, a ramp and an automated door mechanism to assist elderly parishioners in our community. With your support of the Family of Faith campaign we plan to make many more important improvements. We will construct a separate wheelchair accessible washroom in our parish hall, since our current hall washrooms cannot be structurally adapted for wheelchair access. We will replace the carpet in the church and on the stairs. The current carpet is from 1978 and is faded, stained and threadbare in places. We will replace the sanctuary skylight which is cracked and currently needs to be resealed every six months. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $1,565,000 - Amount Pledged: $1,971,800 (126% of goal). Our parish has grown so much since our first Mass was celebrated here in December 2001. What started as a small group of just 70 families has flourished over the years and grown to more than 1,700 families. Our parish is a hub for activities focused on our youth, seniors, parish groups and sacramental preparation. We are a very active parish! With your support of the Family of Faith campaign: • We will provide financial support to the new St. Josephine Bakhita parish to build its church; • We will enhance our worship space and invest in new altar furnishings, paint the church interior and install more energy efficient lighting • We will reach out to less for fortunate Christian sisters and brothers and support a refugee family; • We will save funds to invest in our infrastructure, knowing our roof will need to be replaced in the next few years. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $495,000 - Amount Pledged: $1,009,206 (204% of goal). Nativity parish is a warm and friendly faith-filled community. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and social events and grow together as a family of faith. The spirit of volunteering is alive and generous at Nativity parish! With the funds that we receive from our Family of Faith campaign we will refurbish our parish hall. We will improve the hall lighting and décor. We will also update the parish hall kitchen, so that it can better accommodate our parish's events. Additionally, we will install an electronic sign on Rathburn Rd., which will allow us to promote our upcoming events to those driving by as well as to remind our parishioners of these events. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $180,000 - Amount Pledged: $285,864 (159% of goal). For over 85 years, the Newman Centre has been a place for worship and a spiritual oasis for students, parishioners, the University of Toronto community, and many others. With the funds that we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will continue to develop programs for all of our parishioners, be they students, non-students, faculty and others associated with the University of Toronto who benefit from their association with our mission parish. We will help our community become more familiar with Cardinal Newman's vision of integrating faith and reason. We will also pay down our debt to the archdiocese, owed for the roof construction on our church. Last year, we installed a new prefinished standing seam metal roof and rebuilt our lower roof ceiling structure. As a family of faith, we have been a shining light for the whole community at the University of Toronto and beyond. Let's continue to work together so that the Newman Centre can meet the needs of future generations.
Our Parish Goal: $115,000 - Amount Pledged: $150,386 (131% of goal). Our Lady Help of Christians Parish has flourished thanks to the committed involvement of so many parishioners who devote their time and talent. Last year we celebrated our 60th anniversary. We all take pride in our beautiful church and want to ensure it is a welcoming, friendly and accessible place for all who come to worship here. With your support of the Family of Faith campaign we will provide: • our infirm and elderly parishioners with spiritual and sacramental care; • replace our front steps and build an elevator so that all our parishioners can access our church and hall; • renovate washrooms to make them accessible for people with special needs. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $255,000 - Amount Pledged: $334,540 (131% of goal). Our Lady of Fatima parish will celebrate our 25th anniversary on May 13th, 2015. During our quarter-century, we have successfully organized many traditional Portuguese celebrations devoted to Our Lady of Fatima, the Fraternity of the Holy Spirit and Santo Cristo. With our parish's share from the Family of Faith campaign, we will replace our snow and garbage removal truck, which is 17 years old. Owning a truck for snow and garbage removal allows us to save the amount it would cost to hire a company to do this work for us. We will also repair our parking lot, which is cracked and uneven. Finally, we will replace the sinks, faucets and counters in our parish hall washrooms. These facilities have not been updated since our parish was built 25 years ago. We will replace our faucets with automatic ones in order to avoid wasting water. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Parish Goal: $485,000 - Amount Pledged: $581,242 (120% of goal). Our Lady of Fatima Shrine came into being through the dedicated service of Father Kenneth McDonnell, the first pastor at the parish, and his devotion to Our Lady. First housed in a small wooden church serving a community of 400 families in 1953, the parish grew to serve 1300 families and became the church that we see today. After 60 years as a parish community we remain committed to our faith and our Church. We all take pride in Our Lady of Fatima Shrine and want to give parishioners the most comfortable and prayerful space as possible. With the funds we will receive in the Family of Faith campaign, important needs of our parish will be addressed. The roof needs to be water-proofed. The elevator needs to be replaced in order to provide greater accessibility for our parishioners. We also want to proceed with our plans to install an air conditioning system. A portion of the proceeds will also help pay down our debt to meet our outstanding financial obligations to the archdiocese. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and the archdiocese, remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $115,000 - Amount Pledged: $269,413 (234% of goal). Our Lady of Good Counsel parish is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. We have been a shining light for the whole Caribbean community in the Greater Toronto area. Thanks to our parishioners we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. Our church building requires upgrades to ensure that it remains a comfortable and welcoming place for us all. We will continue to work with the archdiocese to assess options for relocating, if possible; but for now our priority is our existing location. We will need to establish our priorities as we move forward with the following projects as funds become available: • Repair the church windows; • Upgrade the electrical and HVAC systems; • Refurbish the lower level of our church including the washrooms and kitchen; • Improve accessibility into the church by installing a ramp. We will also pay down our debt to the archdiocese. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $165,000 - Amount Pledged: $286,110 (173% of goal). Our Lady of Good Health Parish began through the tireless efforts of senior members of the Catholic community and clergy. We continue to grow and thrive with the on-going support and assistance from so many parishioners who devote their time and talent. Our parish community is grateful to be provided worship space in two churches. However, we lack space of our own for gatherings, programs and sacramental preparation. We will use part of our share of the campaign proceeds for this purpose. Our youth are so very important to the life our community. Therefore, we also plan to further develop our youth leaders and provide training for lay ministers in our parish. With your financial support we will be able to move forward with these important initiatives and continue to grow as thriving faith community. We look forward to your support and generosity.
Our Parish Goal: $80,000 - Amount Pledged: $91,621 (115% of goal). On August 6, 2000, His Eminence Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic blessed the current Our Lady of Grace parish premises including the chapel, the parish offices, the sacristy and the adjoining meeting rooms. Thanks to the devoted efforts of our many parish volunteers, our faith community celebrates Mass in a beautiful church. Visual renderings of our faith's rich tradition, including statues of saints, angels and Our Lady, instruct the young and inspire believers. With the funds that we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will pay down our mortgage, owed to the archdiocese. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $335,000 - Amount Pledged: $560,655 (167% of goal). Here at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, we have experienced tremendous growth through our almost thirty-year existence. We are very fortunate to have a strong community of faith with many gifts and talents. These blessings have allowed for us to evangelize, be witnesses of God's love, and help our brothers and sisters of Christ in time of need. Our generous parishioners have allowed our parish to achieve many goals, such as paying off the mortgage, replacing the pews and installing air conditioning. As a parish family, we want everyone to be able to participate in the sacraments, parish activities and groups. In order to ensure that all people are able to worship comfortably at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with the funds we receive from the Family of Faith campaign we will invest in making our church building wheelchair accessible. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $180,000 - Amount Pledged: $237,357 (132% of goal). St. Patrick's and Our Lady of Lourdes is a strong and energetic faith-filled community. This year, St. Patrick's parish reaches a significant milestone as we celebrate 150 years. Thanks to our parishioners, we run many programs and grow together as a family of faith. With the funds that we receive from the Family of Faith campaign, we will restore the brickwork at St. Patrick's. The bricks on our church, which was built in 1895, are deteriorating. We will also replace the church roof shingles at Our Lady of Lourdes in order to prevent leaks in the future. We look forward to this exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese, remembering that we are family - brothers and sisters in Christ!
Our Parish Goal: $430,000 - Amount Pledged: $1,376,179 (320% of goal). A recent building condition assessment indicated our church building is in need of much work, particularly to the exterior walls and foundation. Three main projects require immediate attention. Brick and Stone Masonry Several locations on all four of our exterior walls show brick and stone masonry deterioration. The west wall requires masonry restoration. The chimney needs special attention, as does the court area, where the entrance ramp and brick paving cause water to accumulate and seep into the basement. Our accessibility ramp will need to be broken up and replaced to meet code. The east wall has cracks in the exterior floor tiles of the entrance porch and the stone steps leading to it. The stone columns and their bases are showing surface deterioration and streaking, and the decorative stone elements are stained. The north wall is showing brick discolouration and many crawl space vents are plugged with sand and dirt. Where the south wall of Lynch Hall meets the west wall of the church, bricks are chipped and broken, and there is joint degradation and discolouration. Bricks at the piers are also showing discolouration, joint cracking or gaps. Basement and Foundation Portions of the foundation walls outside and in the basement are in poor condition. One section of the rubble stone foundation under the old church shows water stains and signs of mold. In other areas, frost and moisture penetration are evident. By excavating outside the church we can waterproof the foundation to prevent future degradation. Parking Lot and Retaining Wall As a result of pooling water, the stone retaining wall has been damaged and must now be taken down and rebuilt. As well, the parking lot asphalt surfaces need to be removed and re-graded. Holes will be drilled and capped with grills to create systems that can quickly drain water and prevent ponding. We will replace our parking lot lighting with LED lights. Motion detector lamps in under-lit areas can also be added to strengthen the building’s security and light the way for parishioners and visitors coming and going after dark.
Our Parish Goal: $135,000 - Amount Pledged: $462,158 (342% of goal). Mount Carmel parish will celebrate its 50th year of service to Toronto's Chinese Catholic community in 2015. Over the years, the church has undergone many improvements and renovations. We have accomplished great things because of the commitment and generosity of our parishioners and many others from our community.. With the funds our parish will receive in the Family of Faith campaign, we will invest in two important projects. Funds will contribute toward the projected $500,000 cost of installing culturally and architecturally appropriate canopies at the entrances to our community centre and church. In addition, we will continue to make our facilities accessible for those in our parish who require mobility assistance. Our elevator is no longer repairable due to its age and must be replaced at considerable cost. These projects are key to the vitality of our parish and will require an extraordinary effort to be realized in the years to come. We look forward to this next exciting phase of our parish and archdiocese remembering that we are family, brothers and sisters in Christ!