As the Diocese prepares for God’s future, our ordained and lay leadership believes that an injection of financial resources is necessary to attain our objectives. Fifty million dollars in extraordinary stewardship over the next five years will provide a solid basis to meet current needs as well as prepare for God’s future.
In response to immediate and foreseeable needs, and after prayerful study and consideration, the Diocese of Toronto has initiated the Our Faith – Our Hope: Re-Imagine Church campaign (OFOH) to provide financial resources to meet the challenges facing our parishes and Diocesan ministries.The funding allocations for this extraordinary undertaking are:
|1. Strengthening Local Parishes||$17,000,000|
|2. Building the Church for Tomorrow||$14,000,000|
|3. Revitalizing Our Inheritance||$14,000,000|
|4. Giving to Others||$5,000,000|
|Total Minimum Need||$50,000,000|
Campaign Parish Rebate Cheques
If you have questions about your Parish’s OFOH Rebate cheque, please contact Peter Misiaszek , Director of Stewardship Development by telephone at 416-363-6021 ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).
Parishes and Congregations in the Diocese of Toronto are invited to submit applications to receive grants. Grants are awarded on a semi-annual basis (Spring and Fall). Click here for a summary of the grants awarded as of October 30, 2015.
Please note that all applications must have the support of your Area Bishop. Contact your Area Bishop’s Office to determine how much time they require to review grant proposals. You may be required to submit your proposal to your Area Bishop up to four (4) weeks ahead of the Diocesan deadline and in some instances; you may be required to meet with your Area Bishop. You will need to incorporate this front end lead time when preparing your submission.
Fall applications must be submitted to the Diocese on or before September 15, 2016. Please submit your application to your Area Bishop’s Office at least two (2) weeks before this deadline. Grant applications will be assessed by the Allocations Committee in early October 2016. The Committee’s recommendations will then be forwarded to Diocesan Council for final approval.
Spring applications must be submitted by April 15, 2016. Grant applications will be assessed by the Allocations Committee in early May 2016. The Committee’s recommendations will then be forwarded to Diocesan Council for final approval.
Additional Campaign Resources
- Fall 2015 Our Faith – Our Hope Progress Report
- Campaign Brochure
- Campaign Video
- Parish Activity
- Frequently Asked Questions
For more information, please contact the Stewardship Development Office at 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932).