Service & Outreach

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40
Out of the Cold
St Clare Circle
St Vincent de Paul
Seniors Program
Outreach Ministry
Development & Peace
Churches on the Hill
(CWL) Catholic Women's League
(KofC) Knights of Columbus
Dad's Group
Young Professionals Group
Company of St. Ursuline
The Out-of-the-Cold program was founded in 1987 with the support and guidance of Sister Susan Moran, of the order of Our Lady’s Missionaries.
For 30 years the program has been running in the Parish Hall for 20 weeks during the winter season, serving a hot breakfast and lunch to all those in need.
We serve approximately 70 guests weekly.
Volunteers are needed to help with setup, serving the food, refilling supplies and cleaning up afterwards.
For more information please visit, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Jackie Jensen at or the Parish Office.

The Saint Clare Circle: Community Outreach is a volunteer initiative of Holy Rosary Parish.

They strive to create a place of welcome that embraces the homeless, the vulnerable and those marginalized by their economic conditions. Inspired by Saint Clare of Assisi, who chose a life of poverty, simplicity and prayer, they host weekly drop-in programs that are designed to enhance the lives of our neighbours in need.

In a safe and caring environment, they focus on providing hospitality and celebration through a range of activities that include: information sessions on nutrition, health and well-being; guidance in navigating available social services in our area; other social, educational and spiritual ministry; as well as art, music, poetry and other creative forms of expression.

They are guided by the following principles: Friendship and Respect, Fostering Self-reliance, and Social Justice.

They seek to better understand the experience of people “living in the peripheries of our society.” (Pope Francis)

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is a lay organization of the Catholic church, worldwide. Its main focus is to help those in need, especially visiting them in their homes, bringing gifts, comfort and compassion, as needed. Their ministry also includes visits to prisons, hospitals and homes for the aged. Their main source of funding comes from the Poor boxes at the entrances to the church, and organized fundraising activities. As well as from individual private donations. In addition, they do enroll youth for summer camps.

For more information on the society and its works, please visit us.

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The Ministry with Seniors aims to create a respectful and joyful faith community for mature adults through involvement in social gatherings, lectures and special events.

The programs are designed to meet the challenges of aging by making connections with others and by learning to face the future through continued education about health issues, about coping with loss, about growth in faith and hope, about reasons for living, about becoming mentors of the next generation. If you would like to attend any of the meetings/events, please contact the Parish Office.

"We firmly believe that the future of humanity rests with those who are strong enough to give coming generations reason for living and hoping" (Gaudium et Spes #31).

 Our Lay Pastoral Ministers can make regularly scheduled visits to homebound parishioners of Holy Rosary Church. This can include:

  • Home or hospital visitation
  • Sharing in some duties or relieving of the caregivers
  • Bringing the Eucharist to sick or homebound unable to attend Mass.

If you are interested in being a part of this important work please contact email

If you want to explore additional services available in the community and don’t know where to start please call: HOPELINE 416-619-5700

This Catholic resource is available in the GTA created by the Archdiocese of Toronto and operated by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.


The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, commonly known as D&P, was formed in 1967 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter Populorum Progressio which says that Development is the new word for Peace. Our mission is to support partners in the Global South who promote alternatives to unfair social, political and economic structures, and to educate the Canadian population about the causes of poverty and mobilize Canadians towards actions for change.


For further information, please visit the D&P website or contact Sharon Corcoran: (416) 745-1586.

Churches on the Hill
This is an Ecumenical collaboration amongst the nine churches in the St. Clair Ave. West neighbourhood, stretching from Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the east to Holy Rosary in the west.
The nine congregations in the Churches on-the-Hill fellowship are:
  • Calvin Presbyterian Church
  • Christ Church Deer Park (Anglican)
  • Deer Park United Church
  • Grace Church-on-the-hill (Anglican)
  • Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
  • St. John Evangelical Latvian Lutheran Church (no website)
  • Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church
  • Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
COTH FOOD BANK is an emergency food program run by volunteers and operated under the auspices of the Daily Bread Food Bank. The program supplies food to individuals and families who have housing but whose income is not enough to make ends meet. There continues to be a constant need for canned goods such as soup, canned fruit, tins of meat, beans, pasta sauce, canned pasta, etc. There is also a need for egg cartons and plastic bags.
Volunteer! Assist with applications, stock shelves, and distribute food. For information on volunteer opportunities, call Timothy Eaton Memorial Church at 416-925-8494.
Thank you also to those who are leaving non-perishable food items – it helps to keep the shelves stocked. The Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank depends on your continued support and has an ongoing need for non-perishable food items. Donations may be left in the Sunday Sacristy at the main entrance of the church.
For more information, please contact Angeli in the Parish Office.
Parish Office

Mission Statement

The Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization, rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God. We warmly welcome you to come and journey with us in Faith, fulfillment and friendship and have the opportunity to serve as Beatitude women for God and Country. The CWL is a dynamic, wholesome, healthy and supporting sisterhood of all ages and heritages. The CWL meet every 3rd Sunday of the month in the Parish Hall at 1:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information, please visit or contact the Parish Office.

The Knights of Columbus Council of Holy Rosary Parish are open to recruiting new members. The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization for Catholic men who are interested in contributing their time and energy to their community and the Church. The Knights of Columbus meet every second Tuesday of each month.


Interested parishioners should contact the Parish Office or visit

The primary focus of ShareLife is supporting agencies that carry out the mission work of the Church. Their efforts to serve the marginalized in our communities and around the world are made possible thanks to our donors’ generosity.


To live the Gospel by providing for those in need

By supporting agencies that serve those who are poor, vulnerable and marginalized, and that operate in line with the values of our faith, you bring the hands of Christ to people in need.


The Catholic community and its partners responding generously with justice and love

Our vision statement speaks to “Catholic Outreach in Justice and Love”, one of the five core directions of the Archodiocese's Pastoral Plan.

Holy Rosary’s Dads’ Group is a newly created ministry whose mission is to offer a space for parish community dads to strengthen their unique contributions to the upbringing of their children in the Catholic faith.

The group aims to support dads in their primary role as fathers and loving husbands through the discussion of topics of interest, expert advice from external presenters, and most importantly the fostering among parishioners of a network of support and friendship.  

 The Young Professionals' Circle provides a space for young Catholic professionals to grow spiritually, intellectually, and in fraternity. Events will include social gatherings, lectures/discussion groups on Catholic topics, and volunteer activities. Parishioners and friends of the parish who have graduated from post-secondary school and are 39 years old or younger are welcome.

The Company of St. Ursula- Secular Institute of St. Angela Merici- is a group of Lay Consecrated Women who give themselves to God by a firm and lifelong commitment of celibate chastity, poverty and obedience. They make a Gospel difference in the world through their service in this way of life shaped by St. Angela Merici. For more information, please visit:     


We, the faith community of Holy Rosary, strive to foster a joyful encounter with God and our fellow parishioners.

Inspired by the Holy Spirit in Christ, we are called to serve all of our community, especially those most in need.

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354 St. Clair Ave. West
Toronto, Ontario, M5P 1N4

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