March 2021

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Many students feeling strain, financial hardship

The chapel at Trinity College is quiet these days – except for a few weeks in the fall, all services since March have been on …

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Church holds online teas for seniors

If this pandemic has taught us nothing else, it is how to do traditional events in a new way. St. Peter, Erindale has a longstanding …

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Group working on affordable housing plan

This is an update on an affordable housing plan for the diocese. It was received by Diocesan Council at its December 2020 meeting. At the …

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Work underway on environment motion

This is an update to Synod and the diocese on the Environmental Synod Motion. It was received by Diocesan Council at its meeting in December, …

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Parish websites offer inspiration, resources

Churches have responded to the pandemic with exciting worship innovation and adaptation. They have found new ways to maintain contact with congregants, to socialize and …

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I see a new heaven and a new earth

The Rev. Don Downer, OSE, was asked to speak on the healing of Creation by the Bishop’s Committee on Healing at a refresher day for the diocese’s …

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This year, our Lenten journey can take on deeper meaning

I gaze out my living room picture window at a snowy landscape. The frigid scene seems to mirror my spirit. It has been a long …

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Garden showers us with blessings

With spring on the horizon, Cathy Pearson reflects on the joy that the garden at St. Stephen, Maple has brought to parishioners and members of …

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Memories of the Jordan River last for a lifetime

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out …

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Jesus is our peace in the midst of the storm

I recently attended a virtual retreat led by Brother James Koester of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Boston. Normally I like to …

We must do our part – together

On Ash Wednesday, the presiding celebrant invites us to step into Lent with these words: I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Lord, …

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Anti-racism initiative underway

In December, Bishop Jenny Andison, the diocese’s Diversity Officer, announced that the diocese would be embarking on anti-racism and anti-bias training for all clergy and …

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FaithWorks surpasses goal

Let it never be said that Anglicans in the diocese don’t rise to a challenge. In 2020, one of the most difficult years in living …

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