If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one. ~Mother Teresa
Pastoral Home Care
St. Edmund of Canterbury Pastoral Home Care is a response to the Gospel of Matthew 25, to visit the sick and to meet Christ in that encounter. Pastoral home care volunteers visit anyone who is lonely, elderly, sick or home bound, and offer a listening ear, spiritual accompaniment and a community connection. The Archdiocese of Montreal offers a basic training program as well as ongoing formation to all volunteers.
The Social Action Committee, through contributions from parishioners and others, helps to support areas in need in our community.
Disbursements include Christmas donations to numerous organizations, help for summer camps and yearly donations to community resources such as food banks, Nazareth House, Benedict Labre, L'Arche Montreal, Chez Doris, Amcal and many others. A yearly financial report is available for more details.
Volunteer involvement need not be ongoing, but could be once or twice a year, depending on your availability.
The Social Justice committee brings attention to the ongoing justice causes supported by the Archdiocese of Montreal and develops programs such as the multi-year Twin Parish project, and more recently, fundraising to aid Syrian refugees.
The committee also focuses its attention on the seasonal campaigns developed by Development and Peace supporting the poor and disadvantaged in the Global South.
Our annual Gently Used Toy Sale has been postponed to 2018. We are looking to form a committee to run this event next year.
Support this event by:
- joining the Planning Team
- donating gently used toys
- shopping at the Sale
The Catholic Women's League of Canada (CWL)
The CWL is a national organization rooted in Gospel values, calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
Our Order is composed of practical Catholic gentlemen who have at heart to do good around them. Our basic principles are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. We want to share these values with all men of good will who are willing to join us. You may make the difference. For more information, please contact S. K. Barry Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.