Migrant & Refugee Sunday

On 31 August 2014 we will celebrate the 100th Migrant & Refugee Sunday. The kit produced for this occasion by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office includes a theological reflection on the Holy Family in exile by our Province Director of Mission, Sandie Cornish. Download the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit and related resource here.

You may care to join us in these prayers, which were written for a vigil held for asylum seekers.

For our brothers and sisters whose homes are torched, whose children are scattered, who must turn down their eyes and fence their mouths, we pray
God of compassion, hear us.

For those who stand in solidarity with those seeking asylum and those who are refugees, that their work will be recognised and supported,
God of compassion, hear us.

For Church leaders, that they will continue to show leadership in speaking out for justice and the rights of those seeking asylum,
God of compassion, hear us.

For political leaders, that the rights and dignity of all people will be uppermost in their considerations of policy,
God of compassion, hear us.

For all of us that our hearts may be open, our hands ready, and our words welcoming to those who have lost so much and need to start again,
God of compassion, hear us.

Migrant & Refugee Sunday
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