Each year, the Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday in the first week of July, with a range of resources produced by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC
) for the occasion.
This coming Sunday 5 July, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday will be celebrated with a theme chosen to respond to the current challenges we face as a community – Together in the Spirit. Australian Catholics and parishes are invited to come ‘Together in the Spirit’, united by our faith, to celebrate the gifts of Indigenous spirituality and culture in our Church and wider community.
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the celebration of Masses across the nation, new ways of marking and celebrating the day have been developed. As such, for the first time, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass will be live streamed
from St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide on Sunday 5 July at 11.30am.
A range of other resources to help parishes mark the occasion at Masses and in other ways can also be found here
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is usually celebrated during NAIDOC Week, however, due to COVID-19, NAIDOC Week has been postponed to November.