Jesuit Communications is hoping the Holy Spirit will breathe new life in Catholic schools and ministries across Australia with a new prayer resource to be launched at Pentecost. Source: Australian Jesuits.
The Season of the Spirit resource will provide weekly staff and student prayers, reflecting on a number of important faith and justice events that occur over the next six weeks, beginning on Sunday with Pentecost.
The following weeks take in a number of religious and secular events, focusing on a range of social justice issues: Reconciliation Week, World Environment Day, Care for the homeless, Refugee Week and the Feast of St Aloysius.
“The social justice days that we mark through May and June aren’t just discrete events – taken together they form an opportunity to shape the life and conscience of Australia,” said Michael McVeigh, from Jesuit Communications.
“Communities across the country will be marking Reconciliation Week, World Environment Day and Refugee Week. We want to help Catholic communities become moved into action through prayer and conversation.
“Pentecost provides an ideal time to launch this program. It’s a reminder that all of us are called, as followers of Christ, to listen and be moved by the Holy Spirit to build God’s Kingdom in the world today.”
The prayer resource has been written by James O’Brien, and includes reflections from Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ.
Season of the Spirit resource to promote faith and justice (Australian Jesuits)