Migrant & Refugee Sunday – 25 August 2019 @ Local Parish
Aug 25 all-day
Migrant & Refugee Sunday - 25 August 2019 @ Local Parish

The 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday 25 August and, in Australia, the National Migrant and Refugee Week is from 16 to 25 August.


For example, you may wish to celebrate Migrant & Refugee Sunday Mass on 25 August with a prayer being said in a language other than English or a blessing drawing attention to the diversity of cultures in the parish or invite parishioners to wear something from their cultural background on the day and hold a morning tea with food offered from different cultures.


The Migrant and Refugee Kit resource It Is Not Just About Migrants is available to be downloaded from to aid in your community’s reflection and celebration.


The Vatican’s Migrant & Refugee Section at the following website: offers further resources including:

  1. Pope Francis’ 3-minute video, with subtitles in each language, explains our basic response to migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and the displaced.
  2. Pope Francis’ Message for 2019 –‘It Is Not Just About Migrants’
Cultural Diversity Mass @ St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Details about this event will be posted closer to time

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