Fall Update

The Fathers and Brothers are delighted to be able to update our readers on the progress of Renovatio so far.  

Since beginning our fundraising campaign just over a year ago, we have raised almost $5 million. This is a wonderful achievement, and we wish to thank all our benefactors who have given to us so generously. 

But Renovatio is not yet complete and the time for giving is not yet over. To realize the goals of the campaign we are aiming at $5.5 million, to complete our improvements to the Seminary and help secure the future of the Oratory itself. So if you have not already given to Renovatio, please consider doing so, as much as you can afford; and we ask you also to think about friends and contacts you have who may be interested in supporting us. 

In the coming months we will continue to keep you updated concerning our progress. In the meantime please find below a prayer especially composed to ask the blessings of God and St Philip upon Renovatio. We invite you all to use it to pray regularly for the intentions of the campaign, for the Toronto Oratory and its work, and for our many friends and benefactors in Canada and further afield.  

Remember thy Congregation,
Which Thou hast possessed from the beginning.
Loving God,
at this time in the life of our Oratory
we turn to you with grateful hearts for what we have,
and with great anticipation for what is yet to be.
Bless us with a sense of unity,
a spirit of cooperation, and a generous sacrificial heart
as we face the responsibilities and challenges
of this Capital Campaign.
We know there is much to do.
We believe our goals are rooted in Your Word
and in St. Philip’s Heart.
Guide us, strengthen us,
and bless us with Your Presence,
now and through the years to come.
In Jesus’ Name we pray,

Amen.