Women’s World Day of Prayer is celebrated on Saturday, 9 February, 2013. The theme for this year is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” and is written by the Christian women of France.
For parishes celebrating their diversity and wanting to think creatively about diversity and inclusion, the theme and message of World Migrant Sunday have much to offer.
The Council for Immigrants has prepared two A3 posters to download for use in parishes across Ireland.
World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
The Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants have produced a number of resources to assist parishes in welcoming those from other countries in their liturgical celebrations.
The Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants has produced cards with a prayer for lighting candles in a variety of European languages.
The present time, in fact, calls upon the Church to embark on a new evangelization also in the vast and complex phenomenon of human mobility. This calls for an intensification of her missionary activity both in the regions where the Gospel is proclaimed for the first time and in countries with a Christian tradition.
In this new situation we must reawaken in each one of us the enthusiasm and courage that motivated the first Christian communities to be undaunted heralds of the Gospel’s newness, making St Paul’s words resonate in our hearts: “For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” (1 Cor 9:16).
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