BISHOP'S LENTEN PROJECT 2005
Dear Children's Ministry Reps.,
In this package you will find all the materials necessary to implement this year's Project in your Parish.
We would encourage you to work with the children in your church to set up a display including all the Resources found in this package.
Also enclosed is a sheet of suggestions for activities in Lent. This page is for photocopying and can be handed out to all those participating in the project.
We hope that your congregation will be anxious to join in with other churches promoting this project which is so kindly endorsed by our Bishop.
Last year close to $2,000.00 was raised for our Residential Schools project, this year we hope that we can, at least, equal that achievement as we reach out to children who are patients of the Oncology Dept. at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Please do contact me if you need any other information or if you have suggestions and comments.
Every blessing to you and the Children in your care as we approach the Season of Lent.
In His Service,
p.s. The Children’s Hospital has provided us with some collecting cans. These are not intended to replace the children’s individual collecting containers but could be placed near your B.L.P. display or at Coffee Hour etc. We are trying to find ways to get them out into the Parishes as efficiently as possible. At the end of Lent please empty the cans and add the contents to all other contributions. The resulting total should be sent as a Cheque made out to- The Synod of the Diocese of Montreal, with a notation Bishop’s Lenten Project. Please do try to send your donations in by April 30, 2005.
BISHOP'S LENTEN PROJECT 2004
This year, Kidstuff, with the full endorsement of Archbishop Andrew, has chosen to focus the BLP on the Settlement Fund for Residential Schools to which our Diocese, along with all others across Canada, has made a commitment.
We, at Kidstuff, felt it was important for our children to feel included in this larger covenant and to understand at their own learning level, something of the history behind the Residential Schools.
Without expecting children to take the blame for past wrongs we do see that learning about First Nations culture, respecting our aboriginal brothers and sisters, sympathizing with those who were hurt as children, and finally, working for a better future in which such situations will not arise again, are all constructive ways in which to engage children in this Project.
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BISHOP'S LENTEN PROJECT 2003
Last year over $2,000 was raised for our 9/11 project. This year we hope that we can, at least, equeal that achievement as we reach out to the gypsy children of Southern Romania.
Please contact Valerie Taylor if you need any information or if you have suggestions and comments. Every blessing to you and the Children in your care as we approach the Season of Lent.
Have you received your Bishop's Lenten Project 2003 package?
If not, please contact Robert Camara at the Synod Office (514)843-6577 and he will make sure that your name is on our list.
Subscriptions are $20 for 5 issues Make checques payable to
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Really Practical a useful way for us to network. St. James, Gravenhurst, On. Many congratulations it looks really good and accessible.
In Christ Church Cathedral we greet people from Ste. Catherine Street who are waiting for the parade and offer them hot chocolate, a chance to warm up, listen to organ music, chat or view a video inside the Cathedral. This program has been a resounding success. We are offering it again this year. This years' Santa Claus Parade Outreach will take place on Saturday, November 15th (10AM - 1PM) in the Narthex of Christ Church Cathedral. Anyone wishing to spend an hour or more volunteering with this project (handing out hot chocolate & our special Gospel packages) please contact Valerie Taylor by e-mail or phone at 484-1414.
This is a wonderful outreach to our community and a wonderful opportunity for deaneries to work together as a team and volunteer as a deanery. Maybe someone else in your deanery wants to help but not alone. So call your Regional Rep.
CHILDREN'S MUSIC AT THE CATHEDRAL
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Is an organization that collects shoe boxes of small gifts/articles to be distributed to children around the world. These boxes of simple gifts are normally the only Christmas present the children receive. In order to cover the cost of shipping and distributing the boxes around the world, $5.00 is needed for each box. Since this can prove to be a major expense, donation (s) to assist with the shipping costs may be also requested from the congregation.
Astrid Norquay will be doing it in her own parish, unfortunately she is unable to co-ordinate a large scale effort throughout the Diocese this year. She is more than willing to speak to anyone who would like any information, videos, contact people's names and the locationof this year's processing centre. Anyone who would be interest in helping to co-ordinate this program throughout the Diocese please call Astrid Norquay (819) 687-3776 or e-mail-- email@example.com
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Kidstuff is a regular contributor to this extremely worthwhile organization. As a part of their 50th anniversary celebration they are offering very attractive Christmas Cards to order. Box sets are $10.00.
You also have Card customizing options (at additional costs). All cards are sold in packages of 10 and come with envelopes and are approximately 5 3/8" x 7 3/4". The inside verse reads: "Peace on Earth / Paix sur la terre" unless otherwise specified at the time of ordering.
If you are interested please contact them at:
SOS Children's Village Canada
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