Updated Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle
The Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle has been updated for use in your parish and ministries for the 2016-2017 liturgical year. You can download this resource below
- Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle 2016-2017 (pdf)
- Outreach & Advocacy Prayer Cycle 2016-2017 (in Word)
Vestry Motion for 2017: Continuing the Call to Reconciliation
As part of our efforts to continue to respond to Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the 2017 social justice vestry motion will once again focus on addressing these Calls to Action. For more details and resources, visit the Vestry Motion page.
Keepers of the Water: A Vigil of Lament and Thanksgiving
The 2017 Keepers of the Water Vigil will be held on Thursday January 11, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Trinity – Trinity Square (10 Trinity Square, Toronto). Organized by Toronto Urban Native Ministry, the Diocese of Toronto Creation Matters Committee, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, this service incorporates Indigenous and Christian traditions around the blessing of water and valuing of its role in God’s creation. Bishop-elect Riscylla Walsh-Shaw will preside. All are welcome. Download a poster for this event here.
National Aboriginal Day of Prayer – June 19, 2016
Parishes are encouraged to observe National Aboriginal Day of Prayer every year as a way of acknowledging the significant contributions of Indigenous communities to the history and future of our country and our church. This year National Aboriginal Day of Prayer will be observed on June 19 in the Diocese of Toronto. Resources for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer 2016 include:
- Homiletic notes for Propers (BAS) (links to the Propers are found here)
- “Let Our ‘Yes’ be Yes” – statement from Primate Fred Hiltz on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #48
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Primate has called for churches to read out the Declaration as part of their gatherings)
Watch our Advocacy Video!
Our five-minute video “Out of Poverty – From Charity to Justice” gives basic facts on poverty and how you can respond. It is ideal for parish use. We invite you to share it on Facebook or Twitter!