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ShareLife is blessed to have the support of the clergy and parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Each year, encouraging support for the work of ShareLife agencies is one of the priorities in the archdiocese. When our clergy speak from the pulpit and put information in their bulletins to invite parishioners to support the missionary work of the church, they provide a powerful witness for ShareLife agencies.



Recently, Father Peter Turrone, Pastor of the Newman Centre in Toronto, sent us the following article which was placed into his bulletin on the second collection weekend (May 6-7.)


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           Greetings in the Lord:

 

In just a few days I will head up to Ottawa for the 20th annual March for Life with several students from Newman, USMC and Ryerson chaplaincies. Men and women dedicated to the prolife cause gather together each year to pray and protest peacefully for laws that will uphold the right to life. As Catholics we know that each person, from conception until natural death, must be treated with the upmost dignity and respect because we are all made in the image and likeness of God.   


 Our Holy Father Pope Francis lamented of these abuses against human dignity during his encounter with diplomats back in January 13, 2014 when he said: "Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as “unnecessary”. For example, it is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day; children being used as soldiers, abused and killed in armed conflicts; and children being bought and sold in that terrible form of modern slavery which is human trafficking, which is a crime against humanity. Nor can we be unmoved by the tragedies which have forced so many people to flee from famine, violence and oppression."  

 

All Catholic social justice doctrine and practice is founded upon this truth.  All effective outreach ministries are inspired and nourished by it.  We are blessed to have ShareLife as the official charitable agency of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Through your generous support, they help fund various ministries that defend and promote the dignity of the human person.

For example, ShareLife helps to provide food, shelter and counselling services to the young, elderly, sick, young single moms and people with special needs. They offer hope and healing to women who have procured an abortion.  Furthermore, they share their blessings with people outside of the local community by funding international humanitarian projects in line with Catholic moral teaching.  I urge you to continue supporting this important agency through your generous financial contributions.

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God bless, Fr. Peter



As we complete the second and move toward the third collection weekend, we invite all parishioners to make their contribution to support the work of ShareLife agencies.  As of May 5, we have raised just over $5.5 million toward our $13.1 million parish campaign goal. To make a donation click here.

 

Let us be mindful of the lesson that our Lord left us in the parable of the Good Samaritan – when asked who was a neighbour to robbery victim, the lawyer replied ‘the man who showed mercy’ to which Jesus replied ‘Go and do the same.’




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           For Parish Campaign resources, click here.

                        

Thank you for making a donation to ShareLife over the past year. We are grateful for your support. Read about the difference you can make in our 2016 Report to Donors! 
                        

Together we are Living the Gospel!


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The tradition of Catholic charity runs deep in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Catholic agencies have been serving the poor, the needy and the sick among us for more than 150 years.

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ShareLife agencies provides services to many people every year in the Greater Toronto Area and reaches countless more in the developing world. Every day, with the help of ShareLife funding, people in need are treated with dignity and respect. 

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