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Together We Serve is the name of the annual archdiocesan charitable appeal that will begin in Lent of 2014.
This appeal will replace the nine special collections that have previously been taken up in all of our parishes at various times throughout the year. They address a variety of needs here at home, in Canada, and abroad -- all with the common purpose to serve the missionary outreach of the Church.
In its first year, Together We Serve will direct collected funds to those organizations and initiatives we currently support:
- Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace
- Evangelization of Nations
- Needs of the Canadian Church
- Needs of the Church in the Holy Land
- Papal Charities
- St. Joseph Seminary and Newman Theological College
- St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta
- St. Joseph's Priests' Foundation of Edmonton
In 2015, Together We Serve will also include the Catholic Social Services "Sign of Hope" parish campaign, which raises funds to serve our homeless, addicted, exploited and otherwise troubled brothers and sisters here in Alberta. (Sign of Hope continues as a separate collection in 2014 due to current funding arrangements with government, and we encourage your continued support of that collection.) In the future, our outreach to others may grow even further.
We are in the process of posting more detailed information to this part of the website, so please check again for the latest news on Together We Serve.
Download Archbishop Smith's letter announcing the annual appeal
télécharger la lettre en français
Read the Western Catholic Reporter story about Together We Serve