April 2024 Issue

Bishop Andrew Asbil administers ashes outside St. James Cathedral.

Taking it outside

A group photo after the first Spanish mass on Feb. 18.

Spanish mass starts in Barrie

A new congregation taking root in Barrie has joined a growing number of ministries that are connecting with Spanish-speaking people across the diocese. Fueled by ...
An illustration of a brick building.

Fundraiser to feature music, murder

In January 2023, the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine launched a major capital campaign called “Home for the Heart” to raise money for the ...
Bishop Victoria Matthews and Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones emerge from St. Paul, Bloor Street after their consecration in 1994.

Bishop’s life a work in progress

Bishop Victoria Matthews gave a candid and moving account of her faith journey at an event marking the 30th anniversary of her ordination to the ...
Sunrise looking out of a round opening in the rock.

Practicing resurrection

One of my favourite biblical stories is the account of the raising of Lazarus in the eleventh chapter of John’s gospel. According to John, Jesus ...

Finding Easter hope for creation

When I lived in New York City, one of the churches I worked with had a music director from Australia. One Easter season, he shared ...

Is spiritual renewal for everyone?

The bible is chock-full of stories of people whose lives were profoundly changed when they were encountered by God. A young boy asleep in the ...

Daily prayers for spiritual renewal

(1) Grant to me, O Lord, to know what is worth knowing, To love what is worth loving, To praise what delights you most, To ...
Parish News

Cold night, warm hearts

For the third year in a row, St. Michael and All Angels on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto took part in the Coldest Night ...

Five financial stewardship quick fixes

With vestry meetings in the rear-view mirror now in most parishes across the diocese, it’s time to make good on your parish’s stewardship objectives. If ...

Is there a future priest in your parish?

The Church needs priests. This statement is not only an historic truth, but also describes our current situation. One of the great privileges of my ...
Parish News

Good times

Organist and choirmaster Elizabeth Anderson, seen above, serves up pancakes, sausages and fruit at St. Thomas, Huron Street’s pancake supper on Feb. 10. Afterwards, the ...
Parish News


The small but mighty team from Trinity, Bradford takes part in Newmarket’s Coldest Night of the Year, an annual walk that supports local charities. The ...
Parish News

New ministry

Parishioners of St. James, Caledon East, area clergy and guests come together for a Celebration of New Ministry on Feb. 11, marking the appointment of ...

Inspiring film screened in Toronto

On July 29, 1974, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first 11 women were ordained priests in The Episcopal Church (TEC). Their journey is the subject of ...

Visiting bible makes an impact

A volume of a beautiful bible is enriching the spiritual life of a parish in Toronto’s east end. Thanks to a small area council grant, ...
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