St. Martin in-the-Fields’
FaithWorks Campaign and Walk-a-thon
The Parish of St. Martin in-the-Fields near High Park in West Toronto has been a strong supporter of FaithWorks for many years. Their annual FaithWorks campaign held during Lent is an important part of parish life. The recently retired Fr. Philip Hobson has always emphasized the good work of FaithWorks in his ministry. The openhearted generosity shown by parishioners over many years was once again manifest in a contribution of over $25,000 in 2022.
The energetic FaithWorks Coordinator for the parish, Judith Kidd, tells us, “Historically, our main campaign is over three or four weeks in Lent. During that period, we try to have two Sundays with homilists/speakers who represent the Diocesan partners and also a local partner that we support with the parish portion of donations. We also have the FaithWorks information packages addressed and ready for people to pick up at the start of the campaign. Those not picked up are mailed or, in some cases, hand delivered. This way every parish family does get a package.
During the campaign we also have a 'FaithWorks Breakfast' between the 8:30 and 11:00 am services. This is not really seen as a fund raiser - our goal is to break even - but it's another way of creating awareness of the campaign.