“We would love to have an extra pair of hands… and a voice
to share our needs and successes” St Michael’s Mission
We are in a time of transition... of a shifting of focus... of letting go of what was and embracing what
can be. I felt it at this year’s Synod and I feel it among you.
Nowhere is it more prevalent than in your growing passion to serve others; to “respond to human need by loving service” in our communities. We are called to serve and it is with this in mind that I am asking for your support for a new and exciting initiative, the Youth Internship Program.
As most of you know, at this time of year I usually present three projects to appeal for your support.
This year, I’ve chosen just one. Why? Because this program incorporates three identified priorities of our diocese; youth, outreach and communication, in one innovative initiative.
Through this the Youth Internship Program, young adults will gain first-hand experience working in a
community ministry (either Mile End or St Michael’s Mission) and then go on to share their experience with parishes, diocesan committees, and the broader public, with the intention of inspiring and
motivating others to get involved in outreach work.
In my address to Synod last month, I shared this prayer by Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero of
San Salvador, which in part reads; “This is what we are about. We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water the seeds already planted knowing that they hold future promise.”
This program has future promise. I hope you choose to support it.
The Right Reverend Barry B. Clarke
The Bishop of Montreal
PS. As always, 50% of undesignated gifts will go to the Anglican Appeal. If you choose to support the Youth Internship Program only, please specify your wish on the response card.
Inspired by our
5 Marks of Mission
• To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
• To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
• To respond to human need by loving service
• To seek to transform unjust structures of society,
to challenge violence of every kind
and to pursue peace and reconciliation
• To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation
and sustain and renew the life of the earth
Giving of your time and knowledge is a gift that is very much appreciated, though not always eligible for a tax receipt.
Have a car and some free time to give someone a lift?
Legal, Accounting and other professional services
Communications experts, gardening and tree experts, architectural or engineering professionals, whatever your professional field, there may be an opportunity for you to give a helping hand. Check with your local congregation to offer your services.