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2020 Parish Campaign Resources

Online Reporting Instructions - This document describes the new procedure for parishes to report their fundraising results. Reports will no longer be sent by phone, fax or email.

NEW: ShareLife 2020 Campaign Video
- The work of St. Michael's Homes is profiled in this year's video.
English: YouTube | Download
English with closed captions: YouTube | Download
Croatian subtitles: YouTube | Download
French subtitles: YouTube | Download
Italian subtitles: YouTube | Download
Korean subtitles: YouTube | Download
Polish subtitles: YouTube | Download
Portuguese subtitles: YouTube | Download
Vietnamese subtitles: YouTube | Download
Schools version, English: YouTube | Download
Undated version, English: YouTube | Download

NEW: Bulletin Announcements and Speaking Notes (English)
 - Print the following announcements in your bulletin every week. Speaking notes correspond to each week of the campaign.

Bulletin Announcements
- Print the following announcements in your bulletin every week during the campaign.
Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | French | Italian | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Spanish | Vietnamese


Bulletin Covers - Add these ShareLife cover images to your bulletins on the weeks indicated below.
March 28/29 | May 2/3 | June 6/7

Thermometer Instructions
- If your parish ordered a reusable vinyl thermometer banner, follow these instructions to update your thermometer throughout the campaign.

Sample Speech/HomilyUse this speech or adapt it to meet your specific needs when you speak on behalf of ShareLife. The estimated length is 7 minutes.

Suggested Welcoming and Thanking for ShareLife Speakers - Pastors may use the following messaging before and after presentations by speakers from ShareLife agencies.

Cardinal's Letter
 - An invitation from Cardinal Collins to participate in the ShareLife campaign. 
English | French | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional KoreanPolish | Vietnamese

Brochure
- Make this brochure available during the campaign to inform your parishioners about ShareLife.
English 
| Chinese | French | Italian | KoreanPolish | Portuguese | Spanish

Posters - Display the following posters to promote the ShareLife Sunday collections.
English-only: Young Mothers | Addiction | Special Needs | Seniors | Monthly giving
Pope Francis: English | French | Chinese | Italian | Korean | Polish | Portuguese | Spanish


2020 Parish Campaign Kit

NEW: Best Practices - This new resource provides a comprehensive overview of the ShareLife parish campaign. This is particularly helpful for new pastors and volunteer committee members.

Campaign Guide
- This guide includes essential dates and instructions for parishes.

Campaign Checklist - This document will help pastors and committee leaders follow every step required to execute the campaign.


Agency List - Refer to this document for program descriptions and speaker contacts for all 42 ShareLife-funded agencies and grand recipients

Key Dates Poster - This one poster highlights all of the important campaign dates.

Speaker Guidelines - These tips will help ensure your ShareLife presentation is engaging and effective. Agency List - This document includes descriptions and contact information for every ShareLife-funded agency.

Photo Release Form - When posting photos online or sending them to the ShareLife Office, please ensure participants or their guardians provide written authorization.


2019 Impact Report


Volunteer Resources

ShareLife volunteers are the single most important element for a dynamic and successful ShareLife parish campaign. For the 2019 ShareLife campaign, we are encouraging all parishes to consider developing a ShareLife committee. Please download the following material for your parish committee.

Committee Handbook

Volunteer Interest Form
- Submit Online | Download and Print


Pastor Guidelines for Committee Selection

Pulpit and Bulletin Announcements for Volunteer Recruitment - English: PDF - Word Doc
Italian: PDF - Word Doc
Portuguese: PDF - Word Doc

Bulletin Insert for Volunteer Recruitment - English: Colour | Black and white
Italian: Colour | Black and white
Portuguese: Colour | Black and white

Friends of ShareLife - Volunteers Presentation - This document describes ways in which volunteers can help ShareLife, such as joining a parish committee. 

Volunteer Video Profiles:

Ning Benedicto - YouTube | Download
Pauline McLaughlin - YouTube | Download
Albert Nascimento - YouTube | Download


Past Parish Campaign Resources

Committee Newsletters - All the committee newsletters from each year, compiled into a single PDF. 2018 | 2019

Thank You Letter - Cardinal Collins thanks pastors and parishioners for supporting the 2019 ShareLife campaign - PDF | Word doc

Case For Support - This 12-page brochure features stories that demonstrate how supporting ShareLife makes a difference.

Talking Points - Provided by Bishop Robert Kasun, these notes can supplement a pastor's homily or pulpit announcement in support of ShareLife.


ShareLife History - This presentation focuses on the legacy of Catholic social services in the Archdiocese of Toronto.

2019 Silent Voice Summer Camp Video - Cardinal Collins and Michael McBride from ShareLife visit the Silent Voice Summer Camp.
English: Download | YouTube

2019 Parish Campaign Video
English: Download | YouTube
English subtitles: Download | YouTube
French: Download | YouTube
Chinese (Cantonese Voiceover/Simplified Subtitles): Download | YouTube
Chinese (Cantonese Voiceover/Traditional Subtitles): Download | YouTube
Croatian: Download | YouTube
Italian: Download | YouTube
Korean: Download | YouTube
Polish: Download | YouTube
Portuguese: Download | YouTube 
Vietnamese: Download | YouTube


2018 Parish Campaign Video
English: Download | YouTube 
English with subtitles: Download | YouTube
Chinese Traditional subtitles: Download | YouTube
Italian subtitles: Download | YouTube
Korean subtitles: Download | YouTube
Polish subtitles:
Download | YouTube
Portuguese subtitles: Download | YouTube
Vietnamese subtitles: Download | YouTube

2017 Parish Campaign Video

English: Download | YouTube
English with subtitles: Download | YouTube
Portuguese subtitles: Download | YouTube

2017 Chinese Video - This video features an interview in Chinese with a married couple who received support from Catholic Community Services of York Region.
Chinese: Download | YouTube
Chinese Traditional subtitles: Download | YouTube