The Shepherds’ Trust supports the needs of the retired diocesan clergy of the Archdiocese of Toronto who have served our family of faith, bringing us the sacraments and enriching our parishes, homes, schools, hospitals and countless other gatherings through their ministry.

The Trust was started by lay people who recognized the needs of our retired priests and helped to establish the Trust as a reflection of the gratitude and appreciation of the faithful parishioners in our parishes.

Through your support of The Shepherds’ Trust, our retired priests are given the dignity of adequate monthly allowance, health care and other assistance in their golden years- often well beyond the recognized retirement age of 75.


As parishioners, we have reaped the benefits of our priests’ selfless service. In the Archdiocese of Toronto, our priests lovingly act as “bridges of mercy,” bringing the beautiful gift of Christ’s love to our families and communities. The Shepherds’ Trust appeal offers us the opportunity to recognize that service in a tangible way. The parish collection date is set for the weekend of
November 12th/13th, 2016.


The mission of The Shepherds’ Trust is to provide elderly and disabled diocesan priests with the necessary resources to lead a dignified life after many years of active ministry.