6 April 2022

In this Issue:
The Gates of Jerusalem
FaithWorks' ministry partner PWRDF helps in Ukraine. So can you.

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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Gates of Jerusalem

Our Lenten journey is bringing us to the gates of Jerusalem. We are preparing to pass through them with Jesus into the sanctity of Holy Week. Where and how will we keep our Paschal observances and celebrations? This year, our communities are not in lockdown. Our Churches are open for Holy Week. The old and familiar ways, along with new and innovative ways are all mixing together to make this feel like a new experience.

One thing hasn’t changed: the needs of vulnerable people.

Pandemic or not, all people still need a home, food, clothes, safety, support and being connected to a community.

As we prepare for Holy Week, please find a place for FaithWorks in your life and parish; in your Paschal observances and celebrations. Please support our efforts to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us.

In your parishes, I ask that the FaithWorks posters are visible and the FaithWorks outreach envelopes are available for everyone to take, “open and be inspired.” Even if your parish’s FaithWorks campaign isn’t until later in the year, we never know when the Holy Spirit will move someone into action.

As part of your Easter observance, please donate to ease the pain and suffering of another. Helping others is our way of proclaiming that the story didn’t end with the tomb for "The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia!”
He continues to work through us!
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.
You can donate by clicking here:
FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

By the Grace of God, parish life will begin to return to something like normal, a new normal, as 2022 progresses. More and more, our worship, programs and activities will be happening in person as well as on-line. In 2021, FaithWorks experienced spectacular participation in our parishes, 93% across the Diocese. I hope that in 2022 your parish FaithWorks activities and results will exceed last years so we can better help our ministry partners continue to offer food and shelter, support and care, direction and opportunity to so many vulnerable people.

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

135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
416-363-6021 ext. 242
1-800-668-8932 ext.242
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.