Advent Donations for the Outreach Ministries 2007

Following Mass at the Newman Centre during each of the four Sundays of Advent, all parishioners are invited to take a “Flame” with them as they leave—which has on it a specific need from one of our seven Outreach Ministries (either a physical need, such as an item to be donated; or a spiritual need, such as praying for a program and its patrons).

Parishioners are encouraged to fulfill this request during the Advent Season (collection bins are located inside of the Newman Centre). While these items are small and inexpensive, if everyone in our community donates one item each, then we can accomplish a wonderful amount of good for the marginalized of the GTA!

Requested Items:

Out of the Cold: Warm socks; Mits/gloves; knitted Hats; Scarves; tote bags/back packs; Drink bottles (to load up on juice); TTC tokens, hotel size toiletries, tooth brushes, tooth paste, playing cards, small novelty items (i.e. crossword puzzle books, word games etc), pens, small note pads, chocolate treats, new socks; CASH DONATIONS; PRAYERS

Missionaries of Charity: Catholic Bibles (for Multiple Ministries); new school supplies (ie. pencils, erasers, pencil crayons, sharpeners); PRAYERS

Our Place: Pots and/or Pans (for Kitchen); new/used CDs, tapes or even records; nonperishable food; PRAYERS

St. Francis Table: Cleaning Supplies for kitchen; Paper Towels; PRAYERS

Pathways to Education: Scientific Calculators; general School supplies (pencils, pens, paper, pencil sharpeners); PRAYERS

Tiny Shroud:
Bernat Baby Wool (white); PRAYERS

For more information, please contact: Peter Baltutis, the Director of
Outreach Ministries, at: 416-979-2468 (ext. 222); or


Newman Centre
89 St. George St.
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 50.886" N, 79° 23' 54.4128" W
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