20 April 2022
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

In this Issue:
Life is Resilient! - A Message from Bishop Andrew
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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Life is resilient!

Humanity’s ongoing struggle with a microscopic virus called Covid-19 shows resilience. The heroic struggle of the Ukrainian people shows resilience. The regeneration of life from the charred remains of ever more frequent forest fires shows resilience. The desperate mother who gathers her precious children and flees from her increasingly violent husband, or the young person who is neglected at home and struggles at school in painful silence, or the stranger with mental health challenges who asks for our help on the street corner, or the refugee seeking a new life in a new land – all of these demonstrate resilience.

We worship the One who, as an innocent man was arrested, condemned, executed on a cross, but then who rose on the third day, demonstrated the ultimate triumph of life over death, and points to the Source of resilience, the Source of life. This is why life is resilient.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, in his book Dethroning Mammon, explains that we, who have received in abundance and grace, are called to first offer thanksgiving for all we have received. Then, trusting in God’s providence, we are called to share generously, to pass it forward, to become part of the resilient struggle for life; the resilient struggle that is life.

I ask you to join in the resilient struggle for life, the revelation of divine love. I encourage you to offer a donation to FaithWorks in response to the call expressed by Archbishop Welby.

Will you join me and my fellow bishops in this effort by donating to FaithWorks this year?

FaithWorks ministries transforms people’s lives. Thank you for helping make our work possible.

May God bless you in this joyous Easter Season.

Yours in Christ,

The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil
Bishop of Toronto
A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2022

A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.

Doing a little more can make twice the difference.

Donate today at faithworks.ca or use the QR code
The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action #82. It calls for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. The Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. You can donate by clicking here:
PWRDF is supporting ACT Alliance
in Ukraine.
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FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings.

To download any of these videos to use online, contact faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

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We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.