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Resources for Social Justice

Social Justice and Advocacy – resources A collection of resources for learning about social justice issues As a parish, we take very seriously Jesus’ teachings about caring for the poor and those in need in our community and beyond. In 2018, the parish contributed $5,800 to support those in need plus additional in-kind donations. The…

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New primate foresees period of change for national church

New primate foresees time of change for national church BY  TALI FOLKINS August 26, 2019 The Anglican Journal photo – Geoff Howe The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top priority will be a review of the church’s mission and ministry—a re-examination of its role that could result in “painful” change for some as…

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Letter to Premier from Bishop Andrew

Responding to 2019 Ontario Budget Letter to Premier from Bishop Andrew on behalf of the Diocese and Social Justice Advocacy The 2019 Ontario budget was released 11 April 2019.  While there was some good news around funding for affordable housing and partnerships with non-profit and cooperative housing providers, much of the budget includes cuts to…

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Sleeping Children Around the World

Parish continues support for Sleeping Children Around the World Bedkits provided by parish were distributed in and around Chennai, India at Christmas 2018 According to a recently received note from Sleeping Children Around the World, the bedkits provided by St Matthew – St Aidan were distributed in time for Christmas 2018. As Sleeping Children Around…

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Coming Home – prodigal and his brother

Coming home Some reflections on the Parable of the Prodigal Son and his brother from ‘RevoLectionary’ by Emily Murtagh TECHNOLOGY has almost killed the art of getting lost. Almost all of us have a map of the whole world in minute detail sitting in our pocket. Our phones set our path to home and this passage…

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Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS

Take stock of the journey so far, primate tells CoGS “We need to be praying for a revival in the life of our church,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told Council of General Synod -14 March BY JOELLE KIDD –  The Anglican Journal March 15, 2019 Mississauga, Ont. In his…

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Great personal resources for Lent

Be a pilgrim: Get these excellent free resources for Lent The Church of England is on cutting edge with email and online resources for Lent and Easter The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension Day with…

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Cabin or shelter?

Fresh Expressions: Cabin or Shelter? Which are you? Author uses analogy of hiking to describe the church in modern world By Kris Betcker, Fresh Expressions US The brown leaves crunched under my boots, my heart thumping with every step as I headed up the next stretch of the Appalachian Trail, a famed 2,189 mile trail on…

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Clergy Report for Vestry

Clergy Report for Vestry Parish Priest’s Report is one of reports presented at the Annual Meeting of Vestry September of this year will mark eight years that I have been serving as Parish Priest with you at St Matthew – St Aidan. As I look back on 37 years of ministry, these recent years stand…

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There are angels

There are angels A message for Christmas Eve from Father Glenn There are angels.   Especially on this holy night, there are angels.   On other nights we may not see them, but there are angels just the same. On other days, we may not see them, but they are there. We may not even…

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