National Day of Prayer for Migrants & Refugees: 30 June

Theme: ‘It is not just about migrants.’

With this theme, Pope Francis wants to highlight that his frequent appeals for migrants, refugees, displaced and trafficked people should be understood as integral to his deep concern for all the inhabitants of today’s existential peripheries. The hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and the prisoner who knock on our door today are Jesus Himself, asking to be encountered and supported. As the Holy Father emphasized in his homily at Sacrofano on Friday 15 February 2019: ‘It is really [Jesus], even though our eyes struggle to recognize Him; with torn clothes, dirty feet, a deformed face, a wounded body, unable to speak our language.’

Join us for our Parish Celebration with a special Mass, followed by a bring and share.