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Season of Creation 2022

commences 1st September and concludes 4th October, feast of St Francis of Assisi.
1st September is World Day of Prayer for care of Creation.

Click on this link to read the message of Pope Francis for this day.
https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2022/documents/20220716-messaggio-giornata-curacreato.html

The ultimate destiny of the universe is in the fullness of God .
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #83

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Safeguarding/Child Protection Sunday
11 September 2022

Last week the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney celebrated National Child Protection Week for the sixth year in a row, and the week culminated with the celebration of Safeguarding Sunday. The celebration provided us with an opportunity to reflect on how we celebrate and embrace differences within our community.
To help us reflect, the Safeguarding Office developed a new resource for Children; the Celebrating Differences – We are all special- Activity Book.
These resource can be accessed on the Safeguarding website: https://www.sydneycatholic.org/safeguarding-and-child-protection/
I encourage you all to continue to take the time to reflect on how we can all participate in the shared responsibility of caring for and protecting our Children and Young People as well as how we can all celebrate differences within our community and life.

The Archdiocese of Sydney holds an art competition across the Primary Schools of the Archdiocese inviting students in Year 6 to submit works on the year’s theme.

Four of the students at St Joan of Arc School received certificates of appreciation for the art they submitted.
Well done!

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Social Justice Sunday and Statement by Australian Bishops
28 August 2022

If the content of the Statement raises issues or concerns for you, please refer to the Getting Help page on the Statement for a list of support channels, or speak to a trusted friend, your GP, your parish priest or parish pastoral worker.

Access the Statement
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ywUe8vTK1m4wMKNG9cEdCTDcfEgSwuTN/view

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Events in UKRAINE touch our hearts and call for prayer.
prayer for peace
prayer for the safety of the population
prayer for the leaders of Ukraine and
Europe for wisdom and courage
and prayer for a change of heart for Vladimir Putin and the Russian military.

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As we pray for Ukraine, let’s not forget the other places that are suffering from oppression, rejection, hunger, poverty, conflict, climate change  … Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar, nations in Africa, the island nations of the Pacific………….

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Don’t forget St David’s Uniting Church Kindness Cupboard