Sunday (Sunday 17 September
2017) in the Archdiocese of Melbourne is an occasion for parishes to
reflect on Pope Francis' call to reach out in compassion and service with both
words and action.
for Pope Francis' recent call to parishes.
“Let us pray
for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary
spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen”.
This is an opportunity for all Catholic parishes to reflect
on the diverse ways that the Catholic community responds to those most
vulnerable and marginalised among us. It
will also hopefully assist parishes to
more generously take up the Gospel call to mission and service in both prayer
and action. As well as presenting the
range of social services offered by the various Catholic agencies this is an
opportunity to acknowledge the large voluntary efforts of so many Catholics
across the country in generous and loving service to others.
supporting material Services Sunday is available to assist parishes to mark