SOCIAL JUSTICE

On Aboriginal Sunday we celebrate Aboriginal culture and their contribution to our Church. During NAIDOC Week 7th – 13th July many events celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are held where welcome to attend is extended to all. Refer to www.naidoc.org.au for details.

The NAIDOC Mass will be held at St Francis Church in the city on Sunday 13th July at 11 AM.
An art exhibition in the Pastoral Rooms beside St Francis from 7th July – 16th July has been done by primary schools FIRE carriers and expresses their journey as FIRE carriers.  FIRE – Fire igniting reconciliation through education.

Binnap Partners are holding a film screening on Sunday 20th July at the Nova Cinema in Carlton.
Funds raised go to the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry.  The film is ‘Charlie’s Country’, a compelling Australian film with Cannes award winning actor, David Gulpilil.  Tickets $20.00. Contact Pat on 9878 7939.  Bookings to be made by 14th July.

Opening the Doors Birthday Oration is on 6th August at Genazzano College.  Speaker Leila Gurruwiwi from the Marngrook Footy Show.  Details on Notice Board.   Opening the Doors

Foundation addresses the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by many Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander families, by providing practical assistance so that they are able to choose and successfully maintain a positive educational environment for their children.

Please take the time to read the homily of Tamil Dominican Priest Father Pan Jordan of Pax Christi. A copy is on the notice board.  Father Pan’s homily received spontaneous and resounding applause at the funeral of Tamil asylum seeker Leo Seemanpillai.  It is powerful, profound and very moving.  Father Pan has agreed to share this homily.  Leo’s story is just one of many who once imagined they might find protection in our care.

We are grateful to Joe & Joan Koren for allowing the Parish to use their personal Message Stick at all Masses. The Message Stick acknowledges the Wirrunjeri people and shows the Sunbury “Rings” on the stick.

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