|Showing Loving Concern for
Each and Every Person.
“(The common good…) It means
protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially
children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think
Pope Francis encourages us to
show loving concern for each other, and in so doing care for those who are
often forgotten. As a Catholic community, how does the challenge to show this love for
our neighbour manifest itself across our archdiocese? The ShareLife campaign is an integral part of the work of the church in the Archdiocese of Toronto. Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love is one of the core directions of our Pastoral Plan, and ShareLife is one of the ways that we manifest this in our archdiocese.
The results of
the 2015 ShareLife campaign have decreased significantly when compared to our
previous year’s achievement. A reduction
in our annual appeal could affect the resources available to our agencies to provide
services to those in need at a time when more is being asked of them.
ShareLife, we reach out to serve the marginalized in our communities, provide
for the work of the Office of Catholic Youth, the Office for Refugees, and
chaplaincy programs in our hospitals and nursing homes, support the education
of our clergy through St. Augustine’s and Redemptoris Mater seminaries and
Serra House, and extend the hands of Christ to those in need across the world
through Development and Peace, the Pastoral Mission Fund, and Canadian Food for
For many of
these agencies, ShareLife funding represents a large component of their annual
budget, making it possible to provide critical programs and services to the
We are all called to "show loving concern to each and every person" and care for those who are most vulnerable in our community. I am asking you to respond by making a contribution to ShareLife before the July 31
end of our campaign. Our collective
support will indeed make a difference, helping to work wonders in the lives of
those within our community, and the needs of the church around the world.
Yours sincerely in the Lord
Thomas Cardinal Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
2015 Parish Campaign video
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 2014 Report to Donors!
Together we are making a difference – together we are working wonders!
ShareLife Golf Tournament!
A great time was had on Monday, June 9th at Markland Wood Golf Club for our 19th annual ShareLife Corporate Golf Tournament in support of the social service agencies funded by ShareLife. For further information, contact the ShareLife office at 416-934-3411, or click here
As we look back over our past year, it was one of remarkable corporate generosity. We deeply appreciate those who chose ShareLife as their way of making a difference in the lives of the marginalized in our community!
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