13 April 2022

In this Issue:
When tears are not enough
FaithWorks' ministry partner PWRDF helps in Ukraine. So can you.

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and to view our video library

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“Abundance and grace call us to be generous and trusting”
The Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
When tears are not enough

Tears for Ukraine.

Tears outside a Covid hospital room.

Tears after more tornado and forest fire devastation.

Tears of pain;
the pain of hunger, the pain of isolation, the pain of not knowing where to sleep tonight, the pain of abuse, the pain of losing oneself, the pain of mental confusion and illness, …

Tears at the Cross of Christ.

So much pain. So many tears.

But tears are not enough
in the face of illness, brutality, injustice, environmental degradation, neglect, abuse, home and food insecurity.

During these next few days of the Christian Passover, Jesus teaches us about tears. He teaches us what to do with our tears. He teaches us what can become of our tears.

Our tears can bring about a change of heart, a shift in our way of thinking, new behaviour – repentance.

Our repentance can bring about greater love in our heart, new thinking, a transformed life, a transfigured world – resurrection.

FaithWorks is an effort of our Diocese to offer new life from loving hearts
when tears are not enough.
It is a witness to the presence of the Resurrected Christ living and working among us. It is an opportunity for you to be the helping and healing hands of Christ, which can wipe away tears.

I ask you to wipe away someone’s tears
by helping through FaithWorks. Donations can be made to FaithWorks through your parish, in response to our Easter mail appeal, online at faithworks.ca or using the above QR code.
A $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for 2022

A generous donor has offered a $100,000 matching challenge grant for all new and increased donations. That means for every dollar raised over last year’s amount, by an individual or parish, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. We encourage you to make a special effort this year.

Doing a little more can make twice the difference.

Donate today at faithworks.ca or use the QR code
The Diocese of Toronto is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Call to Action #82. It calls for the installation of Residential School Monuments in each provincial capital. The Spirit Garden at Toronto City Hall will be a place for teaching, learning, sharing and healing. You can donate by clicking here:
PWRDF is supporting ACT Alliance
in Ukraine.
You can donate by clicking here:
FaithWorks Sermon or Presentation

By the Grace of God, parish life will begin to return to something like normal, a new normal, as 2022 progresses. More and more, our worship, programs and activities will be happening in person as well as on-line. In 2021, FaithWorks experienced spectacular participation in our parishes, 93% across the Diocese. I hope that in 2022 your parish FaithWorks activities and results will exceed last years so we can better help our ministry partners continue to offer food and shelter, support and care, direction and opportunity to so many vulnerable people.

To assist and inspire, you can arrange for a sermon, presentation or visit by representatives of our ministry partners, the Director of Stewardship Development, Peter Misiaszek, or me, by contacting the FaithWorks Speakers Bureau at
If you wish to highlight your Parish's events in support of FaithWorks, please forward the details to faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
FaithWorks Videos

The FaithWorks website, faithworks.ca has been updated with new videos to promote FaithWorks. There are short, medium and long videos to include in your parish's online presence or in-person gatherings.

To download any of these videos to use online, contact faithworks@toronto.anglican.ca
Peter Mentis (he/him)
FaithWorks Campaign Manager

135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
416-363-6021 ext. 242
1-800-668-8932 ext.242
We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that my office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. I acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.