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Migrant and Refugee Sunday

26 September 2021 All day

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office’s kit for Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2021 is now available:

The theme for this year is, Towards an ever wider ‘we’.

Poster for the 107th Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Migrant and Refugee Sunday is celebrated in Australia on the last Sunday in September. This brings the practice of the Church in Australia into line with the practice of the Church around the world.

The Migrant and Refugee Section of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development also offers resources for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The 2021 theme is ‘Towards an Ever Wider We.’ You can read Pope Francis’ Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 here.


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Holy, beloved Father,
your Son Jesus taught us
that there is great rejoicing in heaven
whenever someone lost is found,
whenever someone excluded, rejected or discarded
is gathered into our “we”,
which thus becomes ever wider.

We ask you to grant the followers of Jesus,
and all people of good will,
the grace to do your will on earth.
Bless each act of welcome and outreach
that draws those in exile
into the “we” of community and of the Church,
so that our earth may truly become
what you yourself created it to be:
the common home of all our brothers and sisters. Amen.

Rome, Saint John Lateran, 3 May 2021
Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles