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There are many ways for you to give to the Diocese of Montreal. Here are some possibilities.

Bishop's Action Appeal

“We would love to have an extra pair of hands… and a voice
  to share our needs and successes” St Michael’s Mission

Dear friend,
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

Donate online or by phone

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!You can make donations online using your credit card by going to CanadaHelps.org using the link on the left. You can also make your donations by credit card (Mastercard and Visa only) by calling the Diocesan offices at 514-843-6577 or toll-free at (800) 355-3788.

 

Donate Your Personal Services

Giving of your time and knowledge is a gift that is very much appreciated, though not always eligible for a tax receipt.

Transportation

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.