Category Archives: News

News from or about the community of Holy Trinity.

Toronto Pride

You can see Holy Trinity’s tall banner with the message: “Every day is Pride Day at Holy Trinity”

Occupy Toronto was invited to march with Proud Anglicans.  There were loud cheers wherever we were along the whole parade route.

 

And the new t-shirts were a big hit.  Wearing a clergy collar with a t-shirt actually works, but it looks a little weird.

 

Three-Parish Eucharist, Picnic, and Games at High Park June 17th

The only Holy Trinity worship service on Sunday, June 17th, will take place at AREA 26 of High Park at 10:30 AM.  Below is a link to a PDF map; Area 26 is in the southeast quadrant of the park, close to the High Park Blvd entrance to the park from Parkside Drive.

www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/highpark/maphighpark.pdf

The San Esteban and St. Paul’s, Runnymede congregations will join Holy Trinity members for Eucharist at 10:30, followed by a picnic lunch and games for all ages.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, gardenburgers and veggie-dogs are being provided. San Esteban members are planning to bring salads and veggies.  St Paul’s is bringing coffee, tea, and other beverages.  Holy Trinity parishioners are being asked to bring fruit or dessert.

Plates, cutlery, cups, and serviettes will also be provided, but you may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.  Sunny weather is forecast.

 

Other ways of getting to the park:

take the 506 Carlton streetcar to the end of the line (High Park Loop)

take the Bloor Subway to the Keele Station (Keele becomes  Parkside at Bloor) –it’s a bit of a walk, (the 80 Queensway bus does not run on Sunday)

there is parking at High Park if you drive

Jennifer Henry new Executive Director of KAIROS

The Board of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is pleased to announce that Jennifer Henry has been appointed to be the new Executive Director of KAIROS, effective March 12, 2012.

Ms. Henry has worked for KAIROS and its predecessor coalitions for almost 20 years, and currently serves on the staff of KAIROS as the Manager for the Dignity and Rights and Fundraising Teams. Along with her gifts for leadership and theological reflection, she brings a depth of programmatic knowledge and a strong commitment to KAIROS and its relationships with churches, partners and networks.

The Board looks forward to working with Ms. Henry on the challenges and opportunities that face KAIROS as an organization and in its public witness for social justice, and invites you join us in prayerful celebration of this appointment.

Jennifer Henry
Incoming Executive Director of KAIROS

Jennifer is a long-time member of Holy Trinity

Toronto Homeless Memorial

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 — Approximately 25 people gathered for the monthly memorial in recognition of those who’ve died as a result of homelessness. We remembered Helena Boutilier, who died in December 2011. Helena had lived on the street earlier, but was housed at the time of her death to cancer. Over 600 names have been recorded.

City Councillor Joe Mihevc of St. Paul’s West riding spoke about the boom in condo development in Toronto in contrast to the
decrease in the affordable housing stock. Efforts are underway to block Mayor Rob Ford’s plan to sell off over 700 units of affordable housing.

Councillor Mihevc spoke of the importance of delegations by concerned citizens such as those present at public hearings. Michael Shapcott of the Wellesley Institute talked about a panel to review affordable housing options for the city, as well as the need for a national housing policy.