As we have received God's love, so we offer it to others.
Every Thursday morning, 10:00 to 12:00, the Food Cupboard is open to support families in the neighbourhood. Due to the volume of clients needing food, your donations of non-perishable food are very welcome. Food donations are welcome anytime, but particulary, the second Sunday of each month you are invited to bring items of non-perishable food to church as part of your offering to God. This food is distributed to those who are hungry in our neighbourhood.
In October we aim to raise over $5,000 to support local, national and international agencies that accomplish work which we could never do ourselves. We meet in the church parking lot on an October Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and walk to Port Credit Library and back -- a total of 5 km. Sponsor sheets are usually available in late August. The Outreach Walk helps support the following agencies:
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
Holy Cross School in South Africa
Our Place Peel
Hospice of Peel
Doctor’s Without Borders
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Sleeping Children Around the World
St. Hilary's Gardens have received awards from Canada Blooms and recognition from the Cloverleaf Garden Club and the Mississauga Garden Council. The gardens are maintained and managed largely by volunteers. If you are interested in helping in any way, we are always needing assistance to cultivate and care for these gardens. Please indicate your interest through the contact page.
This small garden is intended to provide fresh seasonal produce for clients of the Food Cupboard. If you are interested in helping plant, water, maintain, and harvest the produce from the vegetable garden, please let us know.
Members of the Craft Group have made bed mats out of coloured plastic milk bags and sent them to Haiti. Thank you for brining in thousands of milk bags to make these bed mats that are distributed to people in Haiti through a Canadian organization called Milk Bags Sunlimited.
Meet to learn about how to advocate for people whose human rights are being comprised or abused. St. Hilary's has participated in the annual Amnesty Write-a-thon, the appeal for the Bodo Community in Nigeria, the Stolen Sisters Campaign, and the End the Death Penalty Rally. See Amnesty International Canada for more information.
In August we hold a drive to collect Back-Packs for children staying at Peel Family Shelter; and a drive for school supplies which will be shipped to school children in Ghana through Br. Leonard at the Order of the Holy Cross.
In December we have a drive to support families with food for Christmas.
FaithWorks is the outreach arm for the Diocese of Toronto and partners with 16 different agencies across the diocese and Canada to accomplish some great work that we are unable to accomplish ourselves. We support and uphold the ministries of FaithWorks, and particularly we invite people to support FaithWorks financially during the season of Lent.
We also seek to find ways to partner with the work of The DAM -- an after school youth drop in centre located in Cooksville, which is one of the FaithWorks partners.
Three AA groups meet at St. Hilary's: Wednesday evening (for women only), Friday evening (closed group), and Sunday evening (open group).