Support & Infrastructure
Behind the scenes is where much of parish life takes place.
Anyone who think a rectory is a sleepy place needs to spend just half a day with us to appreciate how much time and talent is needed to keep records accurate, computers functioning, books balancing, appliances humming.
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The Finance Committee works with the pastor in assessing the financial situation of the parish, setting the parish budget and making recommendations on financial decisions. Since the parish is funded solely by the donations of the parishioners, it is important that all parish members use envelope to make their contributions. This enables accurate record keeping and makes it possible to issue tax receipts. Envelopes are obtainable at any time from the parish office. The parish makes special appeals during the year on behalf of the Archdiocese for several worthwhile causes, notable the ShareLife Campaign. St. Benedict has been known for its generosity in coming to the aid of those in need. We hope to continue to provide not only for the needs of our parish but also for the needy of our community and the world.
Share Life is a volunteer fundraising organization of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto to care for the least among us.
Receives God’s gifts gratefully.
Cherishes and tends them responsibly.
Shares them in justice and love.
Returns them to God.
Put a crucifix in your house – in a place where it is visible to guests.
Visit with an elderly neighbour or relative, either in person if close by or by phone.
Commit to doing one good act each week that will benefit someone without his/her knowing it. At the end of the week, share what you did with your family.
Build a habit of thanking people whose work usually goes unnoticed-those who clean our business office, those who serve the food in fast food restaurants, cashiers at the supermarket.
Send hand-written notes to senior members of the parish, thanking them for all they have done in their lives for the church community.
Invite a person who is not able to get out of the house easily to go grocery shopping with our family.
Make arrangements to pick up a homebound person for Mass each week.
Take a can of food or another non-perishable item to the local food bank each week.
A Moment for God: TIME
Sharing My Gifts: TALENT
Return in Thanksgiving: TREASURE
Principals of Sacrificial: GIVING