Sr Joan Pender RSCJ, Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Australia and New Zealand, will join a number of Australia’s religious leaders in Canberra on Thursday, 15 October. They will meet with politicians to express their concern about the plight of asylum seekers throughout the world, and especially their ongoing concern for those detained by Australia in off-shore detention centres.
Prayer Vigil 6 pm 12 October
To support this important interfaith initiative, a prayer vigil will be held at Mary MacKillop Chapel at 6.00 pm on 12 October. We pray that the minds and hearts of politicians, and of all Australians, will be touched by the plight of asylum seekers who are among world’s most vulnerable people. We pray particularly with those religious leaders who will be meeting with political leaders on 15 October. As we keep vigil, we grieve and pray for those who are suffering.
We invite you to join us in prayer for those seeking asylum and for those who are speaking out and acting for justice.
At the Mary MacKillop Chapel
If you are able to join the vigil in person at the Mary MacKillop Chapel, 13 Mount Street, North Sydney, please RSVP (for catering purposes – there will be soup and rolls) Jan.Barnett@sosj.org.au or Karen.Oxley@sosj.org.au by Friday 9 October.
Joining in Online & Elsewhere
If you are unable to join the vigil in person, you can join in prayer from wherever you are. You may like to connect with others praying this vigil by posting a prayer in comments to this post, on the Sisters of St Joseph’s prayer site or on our facebook page.