On the first Sunday of July each year, the Catholic Church in Australia observes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.

On this day we gather as one to honour and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and contributions of our First Nations Peoples to our Catholic Church.

The theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday is ‘Keep the Fire Burning – Strong in Faith’ and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) has produced resources to assist parishes in their celebration of this important day. You can view these resources here: https://www.natsicc.org.au/2024-atsi-sunday.html

This beautiful artwork, titled Pentecost, that has been created by three artists from the Balgo Community: Magda Lee, Gracie Mosquito and Imelda Gugamen.

In addition, Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria warmly invites you to two important liturgical celebrations that will mark the start and end of NAIDOC week (7th-14th July). 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass
7 July 2024, 11am
St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne


NAIDOC Week Mass
Sunday 14 July, 11am
St Francis’ Church, 326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’ points us to the important opportunity to reflect on the strength of First Nations leadership, and ways we can all be involved in keeping the fire burning for justice, truth and hope. You can find further information about NAIDOC Week on https://naidoc.org.au.

Dante Alighieri Italian Poetry Recitation Competition


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