During Lent, we invite you to take part in our Share the Journey campaign and show your solidarity with the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes. Show your support today! https://bit.ly/2H4LCEK
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UPEI Chapel Stations of the Cross Friday at 12:05, using Development and Peace resource. — Sr. Sue Kidd
In response to the call of Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada invites us this year to share the journey of the millions of children, women and men who are forced to flee their homes. It’s with courage and resilience that they overcome hardships and maintain hope of making their journey in dignity.
Share the Journey Stations of the Cross will take place at St. Mary’s Holy Family Church in Kensington, Tuesday, March 19, 7 PM. Come and Participate & Pray,
APRIL 7 IS SOLIDARITY SUNDAY, the day the Share Lent collection is taken up. You are invited as well that day to the annual Development and Peace Solidarity Sunday Workshop from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the MacKenzie Room, St. Pius X.
Once again, we are preparing for our celebration of Lent and the Share Lent Campaign. This year’s theme is a continuation of the Fall Education/Action theme, Share the Journey. The focus is the 68.5 million forcibly displaced migrants in the world today.
This year there is also a Solidarity Jar Sticker which families, individuals and businesses can use to increase the Share Lent Collection.
Pope Francis urges us “to undergo a true transformation of heart. Faced with a culture of indifference that confuses minds and stifles hearts, he invites us to build a culture of encounter – a culture of mercy and compassion.”
These are beautiful thoughts that we can take to heart as we help refugees carry their cross and as we work to get to the root causes of why so many people are forced to leave home. We are able to meet our brothers and sisters who come to PEI and Development and Peace – Caritas Canada and Caritas Internationalis meet them in the refugee camps and line-ups where they struggle to survive.
In the prayer intentions for the first Sunday of Lent, we pray for the children, women and men in our world, who are forced to flee their homes because of war, persecution, natural disasters, extreme poverty and the destruction of their environment. We can help by promoting the Share lent campaign and encouraging people to give generously.
Sincerely and in Solidarity
Here on Prince Edward Island we join with our brothers and sisters around Canada to support the Share Lent Campaign of Development and Peace. These are a few of the many activities that are going on around the diocese in the next few weeks:
Mary Boyd Diocesan Council
Steps for Justice Solidarity Walk
In collaboration with the UPEI Chaplaincy Centre and Diocesan Development and Peace Committee, a Solidarity Walk will be hosted at UPEI on Sunday, March 24, 4:30-5:30 pm.
As we walk will we remember and pray for migrants who were forced to flee their homes.
UPEI students will lead prayer and share information at stops along the route.
Please bring weather appropriate clothes and footwear, as we will be walking rain or shine (like the migrants).
The walk will begin and end at the Chaplaincy Centre.
Afterwards, all are welcome to join the campus community for Sunday Mass at 6:00 pm, followed by light refreshments. This event is open to all.