In 2015, our offerings came to almost $59 thousand, compared to $53 thousand in 2014 and $28 thousand in 2013. St. Thomas More had 45 attributed donors in 2015, compared to 37 attributed donors the prior year in addition to numerous others giving anonymously. If you are interested in supporting St. Thomas More on a regular basis, consider pre-authorized giving (PAG) by monthly bank debit. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in donating by way of PAG.
STM parishioners have given a total of $1400 to the Archdiocese of Toronto to assist with the settlement of Syrian refugees – the first of whom were, we understand, Armenian Christians welcomed at the Airport by the PM and Premier. This is a remarkable contribution from our very small parish, batting well above our weight.
AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
As we begin our Jubilee of Mercy outreach focus, STM parishioners have already contributed $150 to this charity endorsed by the Holy See.
Worldwide, over $3 billion (Canadian) has been raised to help those caught in war or civil unrest in Syria, Iraq and many other countries. Donations may be designated by making cheques to St. Thomas More with a note. You may see some of the work being done by this papal charity. Check out the work of ACN at: www.acn-aed-ca.org