Humanitarian Relief For Ukraine
Donations to help Ukrainians who are suffering due to this war would be most appreciated.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will channel donations to support the Office for Refugees, Archdiocese of Toronto and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association . CNEWA is a papal agency with a long history of humanitarian relief it is currently working in Eastern Europe, providing Ukrainians with food, shelter, medicine and transportation to safe locations. ORAT is Canadas largest private Sponsorship Agreement Holder, which helps bring hundreds of newcomers to our country each year it will use donations to bring Ukrainian refugees to Canada as soon as possible.
Your donation will help Ukrainians who are beset by violence in Eastern Europe and it will help some of them find a new home in Canada.
Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:
- Online through the Archdiocese of Toronto website: www.archtoronto.org
- Through the parish, making cheques payable to:
- St. Mary Immaculate Ukrainian Relief Humanitarian Relief
Are You Able To Host A Ukrainian Family
When hearing reports of the war in Ukraine, and the millions of Ukrainians that have been forced to flee their homeland, many have asked what they can do to help. Over 80,000 Ukrainians have already arrived to Canada through a special visa program created by Immigration Canada. An additional 500,000 have applied to the program and are expected to arrive in the coming months. Many are arriving to Toronto and are without family here in Canada to help them. Among those will be some who are vulnerable to human trafficking, particularly seniors, single women, and women with children. There is an immediate need for families to host for a period of between one and six months some of those who have arrived. If you would like to learn more about hosting a Ukrainian family, please go to Archdiocese of Toronto Ukrainian Crisis and register for a virtual information session.
Welcome To The Parish Of The Assumption
As you explore our web site, you will gain an understanding of a large, living, and vibrant parish, striving through our spiritual and varied programs and activities to make the Lords Mission our own. It is our hope that you will find us to be a match to your needs, a source of fellowship for your journey, and a place of prayer to grow in the love of the Lord.
Again, welcome! We hope you will take the next step: to go beyond being just a visitor and become a full and active member of our parish family.
May Our Lord guide and direct us, as together we bring His presence into the world.
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Message From Fr Aggie
“All Are Welcome” – A beautiful song composed by Marty Haughen, a song we will often sing as a faith community. The words speak to us and call us to be that place.
“Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live. A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive. Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace here the love of Christ shall end divisions. All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.”
We hope you feel welcome and hope you come again, again and again, as the Parish of the Assumption is truly an active, diverse Catholic community. Yes, all are welcome here.