Wrapping Up St. Francis Xavier's Family of Faith Campaign

After over a year of hard work by staff, volunteers and the clergy at St. Francis Xavier and with the help of M&M International's team, St. Francis Xavier parish in Mississauga was able to successfully achieve their Family of Faith campaign goal. Thanks to the generosity of their parishioners who pledged and donated 2.4 million dollars, in addition to contributing to the Archdiocesan Family of Faith campaign, the parish will be able to eliminate their debt in the next six years and complete building repairs and renovations. 

Martha and Murray speak at the third annual Resources for Mission’s stewardship gathering

An excerpt from Primate: Fundraising and Evangelism Go Together by Andre Forget :

Drawing attention to a study done on growing churches in the United Kingdom, Asselin noted that many of the key elements in building a healthy church—strong leadership, clear sense of purpose, adaptability and willingness to spend time nurturing individuals—are also essential in fundraising.

Indeed, if done properly, fundraising is a form of evangelism, and evangelism contributes to fundraising, she said.

M&M International is bullfrogpowered® with green energy!

M&M International is now bullfrogpowered® with green energy.

This means that Bullfrog's generators put 100% green electricity onto the grid to match the amount of electricity our organization purchases. Basically, Bullfrog ensures the electricity going onto the grid on our behalf is from clean, renewable sources.

Bullfrog's electricity is sourced from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

St Mark's Campaign Pulpit Announcement – “Money Talk”

St Mark’s Family of Faith Campaign

Duration – 3-4 minutes [but I had to speak quickly]

Prepared and delivered by Bruce Orr after 5PM [Oct 24] mass

Scheduled to deliver to all 3 masses on Sunday Nov 1st 

[I reeceived very positive feedback from about 12 parishioners – “never heard an inspiring talk about money like that before”, “we talked about it a lot over supper table”, “it was light/humorous/entertaining”. “where did you get the idea to do it this way?” etc]


We Are ... Together in Mission

Rev. Yme Woensdregt

You’ve heard about Together in Mission before. Last year, we concluded a Feasibility Study about the possibility of conducting a financial stewardship campaign in our Diocese. Many people in the Diocese worked hard at this task. I am deeply grateful for your work and your interest in being part of the study.

Together in Mission: What is God Calling Us to Do?

Rev. Yme Woensdregt

The Campaign Committee for Together in Mission continues to work hard behind the scenes as we prepare for our Diocesan financial stewardship campaign.

One of the difficulties with writing for the Highway is that our articles are written a month ahead of time — and things change in the meantime. As John Lennon famously said, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”

More Rooms Needed for Overnight Guests

Brothers explore future of priory - more room needed for overnight guests

By Stuart Mann

VIEWED from the sidewalk, the Order of the Holy Cross Priory in Toronto is the picture of permanence. Formerly a grand Victorian house, the priory is a delightful sandstone and brick building with a deep porch and a tower. It is located in one of the city’s most beautiful and affluent neighbourhoods, just a short walk from High Park.