St. Michael’s Cathedral, the mother church of the archdiocese, through the ministry of the archbishop, unites every local Catholic under the heavenly patronage of the great defender of the faithful, the archangel Michael. As the prototype of parish life, the cathedral will lead the way in pastoral care and public witness. The work already underway to maintain and repair the cathedral will continue. We also have exciting plans to develop the area near the cathedral - the “Cathedral Block” - into a place of gathering, worship and outreach, through St. Michael’s Choir School, space for outreach to the poor, and a centre to gather and teach, as well as to provide opportunities to engage the world through media and the arts. In a city of diverse cultures and a growing media presence, the Catholic Church must become a gateway of faith and evangelization.
To be used at parish meetings, personal reflection, etc.
Lord, we thank you for the gift of St. Michael’s Cathedral as the mother church of the Archdiocese of Toronto. We ask that you guard all those entrusted with restoring this beacon of hope for our faith community so the Cathedral may continue to serve as an effective vehicle to lead people back to you, God.