Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th to 25th January



Caritas invites communities and member organisations to pray, listen and reflect together as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020. The week runs from 18th to 25th January.


An extract from the Caritas Internationalis website for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the connection with migrants and refugees.




The theme for the week of prayer is “They showed us unusual kindness” (Acts 28:2). It is based on the biblical passage describing the shipwreck of Saint Paul in Malta (Acts 27:18–28,10) and promotes reflection on Saint Paul’s journey of faith and also on the ecumenical virtue of hospitality.

Caritas’s Share the Journey campaign encourages communities to listen to and to accompany migrants and refugees in the same way the people of the island of Malta with Saint Paul and companions. It is through promoting the culture of encounter with migrants and refugees, and all people who are vulnerable, that our communities become stronger.

If you would like to be part of the global prayerful reflection on how Christians can unite their energies, especially to help migrant and refugees, take a look at this document which contains the biblical text at the heart of the theme, liturgy, a specially chosen hymn and prayers for each day of the week of prayer. This special week is promoted by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.


Kind regards

Deacon Paul 

Diocesan Director – Archdiocese of Perth
Community Participation Leader – Western Region/ WA & NT



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