National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday – 5th July

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday – 5th July

 

The first Sunday in July celebrates National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, that is, this Sunday, the 5th of July.

 

It is a time where Catholics from all over Australia celebrate and acknowledge the gifts that Indigenous people bring to the Catholic Church in Australia. It is also a time to reflect on  our own relationships with Australia’s first peoples.

 

Every year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) produces a Resource Kit for Parishes and Schools. The kit contains prayers, songs, and other resources that can be used to plan and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.

 

For more information, go to www.natsicc.org.au, or see the statements from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference below:

 

ACBC Solidarity - on the road to justice

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – Solidarity: On the road to justice

Solidarity - On the road to justice _ ATSI Statement

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, 2015 Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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