LIKE Jesus Christ,
FORCED TO FLEE
MIGRANT & REFUGEE SUNDAY 2020
LIKE JESUS CHRIST, FORCED TO FLEE
MIGRANT & REFUGEE SUNDAY
Celebrated on the 27th of September, Migrant and Refugee Sunday is a time when the whole church throughout the world celebrates the resilience and contribution of migrants and refugees to the church and society. It is also a time where we bring awareness to the issues Migrants and Refugees face.
We are currently in a crisis within our diocese due to COVID–19. Thousands of people seeking asylum and on temporary visas in our diocese have lost their jobs or are relying on organisations like Jesuit Refugee Service and House of Welcome for income, housing and food bank support. We as Catholics are called to be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters through prayer, sharing their stories and action.
Pray, share, act & advocate
The below resources are available to assist parishes, schools and communities in celebrating Migrants and Refugees this Sunday as well as plan for actions in the future.
St Josephine Bakhita
8 February 2020
Patron Saint of Victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking