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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Ministry

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Ministry of the Diocese of Broken Bay was established to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples a voice in the Diocese of Broken Bay. 

2015 DC Cross 3Final-2The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Ministry of the Diocese of Broken Bay was established in 2010 with the vision to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples a voice in the Diocese of Broken Bay.

This vision has led to the formation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Ministry  (ATSICM).

It aims to:

  • develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic communities with local leadership and ministries
  • encourage and guide the work of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team
  • educate the wider Australian society, especially the Catholic community to understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their culture and history
  • provide culturally appropriate faith expressions and liturgical celebrations
  • promote and celebrate the Catholic identity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by assisting in developing a personal commitment to their faith, cultures and lifestyle
  • promote reconciliation among our parishioners and the wider communities, and to provide a place of belonging and welcome for the wider community.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 1 July 2018

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 1 July 2018

because-of-herThe Australian Church celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 1 July 2018. This year's theme is "Because of Her, we Can". 

Resources have been produced for this occasion by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC).

Access resources at http://www.natsicc.org.au/2018-aboriginal-and-islander-sunday.html 

The Australian Church celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on 1 July 2018. This year's theme is "Because of Her, we Can". 

Resources have been produced for this occasion by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC).

Access resources at http://www.natsicc.org.au/2018-aboriginal-and-islander-sunday.html 

Resources Archive

Media Release from the Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2016

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live the name of mercy in their lives"

 

New brochure as a guide for parishes and Catholic organisations to use when hosting an event or service (IN BOX)

‘Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners 2016’

30th Anniversary of Visit of St John Paul II

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of St John Paul II's visit to Alice Springs in November 1986, Pope Francis has issued a letter to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. (IN BOX)

Letter from Pope Francis 29 November 2016

 

For further information, please contact:

Ken Ralph

Chairperson, ATSICM Steering Committee
Ph: 4341 9686
Mobile: 0439 419 641
Email: ken.ralph@bigpond.com