Catholic Community Nambour District

Making Disciples .....

Parish and Community News

A Call for a National Lament from the Catholic Religious of Australia
Posted by admin - 08/03/14 11:17AM - - 1/52/53/54/55/5


National Lament

"We are a society which has forgotten how to weep"

Pope Francis


Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia.

As you take your next step remember the first people who walked this land.

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Sydney


Our Lament

We lament the lack of compassion for people seeking asylum in Australia

We lament the denial of human dignity and freedom

We lament the indifference

We lament our inability to turn the tide


Our Challenge

"The other" is no longer a brother or sister to be loved, but simply someone who

disturbs my life and my comfort...

In this globalized world, we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become

used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of

my business!

Pope Francis, Lampedusa 8.7.2013


Our Prayer
We beg forgiveness for our indifference to so many of our brothers and sisters.
God, we ask your pardon for those who are complacent and closed
amid comforts which have deadened their hearts;
we beg your forgiveness for those who by their decisions on the global level
have created situations that lead to these tragedies.
Forgive us, Lord!
Pope Francis, Lampedusa 8.7.2013

For Reflection
Jesus said, “An evil spirit of this kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting”
Mark 9: 29

Our Response

  •  MakeFriday a day of prayer and penance
  • Write to your local member and to the Minister, Scott Morrison, expressing your lament for people seeking asylum in Australia