Dear brothers and
Every year ShareLife gives us the opportunity
to reach out with the hands of Christ to care for those who are most in need. This
is what we're called to do as His disciples: to be with those at the
side of the road who are suffering, just as the Good Samaritan did. This is
what it means to be a Christian.
At this time especially, in the midst of this pandemic, so many people are
suffering greatly. There are people who are in great need of help for them as
they struggle mentally and psychologically. ShareLife helps in
For people lonely, isolated, for seniors who need help, ShareLife
reaches out to them.
There is a great deal of domestic violence and the ShareLife
agencies are there at this time of great need to bring the loving hand of
Christ into the midst of situations of such suffering.
In ShareLife we find the presence of Christ in the midst of those who suffer. We
are there with them because He is with us, sending us out to be with those
who are in need. That's the purpose of ShareLife.
Especially in this time of such great need in the midst of this pandemic, I ask
you to, in a very particular way, be generous in supporting those in need
during the ShareLife Sunday collection.
May God bless you as you serve Our Lord by serving those who are in need.
Cardinal Thomas Collins
Archbishop of Toronto
us for the ShareLife Mass of Thanksgiving
September 15 at 5:30 p.m., Cardinal Collins will celebrate Mass at
St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in gratitude for ShareLife supporters
and for their intentions. This Mass will be streamed live here on the Cathedral
A limited number of tickets are available to attend this
Mass in person. Follow this link to
register to attend. Please note
there will be no reception after Mass.