Laudato Si’ Week, this year to be held May 22-29, marks the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care. This event unites Catholics to listen and respond to the cry of creation and celebrate the process that has so far been made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life.
On Sunday the 15th of May, Pope Francis recognised 10 new Saints into the Catholic Church. This was the first canonization since 2019 where John Henry Newman among others were canonized.
From the 16th to the 22nd of May, we acknowledge and celebrate National Volunteer’s Week. With this year’s theme of Better Together, this is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. It’s a chance for everyone to recognise and thank the vital work of our volunteers.
On Thursday the 12th of May, we celebrate International Nurses Day. A day to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and bravery of all nurses, world-wide. This year, the theme is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.’
This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday the 8th of May. Mother’s Day is a celebration to honour all aspects of being a Mother. This can include the Mother of a family or individual, any maternal relationship and the influence of Mothers in todays world.
We all go through life’s challenges. Grief, relationship breakdowns, tough times at work or home. But when our relationships are strong, we can spot the signs that someone may be struggling and reach out with a simple question, “Are you OK?”
Every year on the 25th of April, since 1916, ANZAC Day has been celebrated as a day to commemorate our Australians who lives were lost in Gallipoli. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
The people of God in Australia are invited to make the prayerful journey towards the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council through the Walking in the Spirit prayer pilgrimage.
This year on Sunday the 10th of April, we start the first day of Holy Week, which is historically the most sacred time of year. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
At the start of the year, we sent out a survey to our subscribers about our resource. We’ve received all the results and have been going through the feedback, to draw out the most common responses, and to gain some insight where we can continue to improve our product. Here is some feedback developed from the results, from our manager, Jacob.