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Indigenous Healing and Reconciliation



This weekend Deacon John will begin each mass with a Smudging Ceremony and will preach on ongoing efforts of the church towards healing and reconciliation. The Archdiocese of Toronto has made a commitment to provide funds in support of programs and initiatives that respond to the various needs that exist among Indigenous Peoples both locally and throughout the country.

The Indigenous Healing & Reconciliation fund is part of a national effort announced by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. To date, the fund has raised close to 40 percent of the $30 million target as pledged by the Canadian bishops. The archdiocese will contribute $6 million towards the national pledge. The collection on September 30/October 1 provides an opportunity for the faithful to contribute to this important initiative. For more information or to donate online please visit:  - thank you for your generosity!