Lawson hosts World Day of Prayer gathering
Our Lady of the Nativity Parish at Lawson hosted a World Day of Prayer gathering on Friday 2 March, with more than 70 people from different denominations taking part.
The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christians of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.
This year’s theme was ‘Let Justice Prevail’ and was prepared by the women of Malaysia. The Lawson church was decorated with a flag, flowers and a globe of the world, signifying unity among all nations in this time of prayer.
At the conclusion of the World Day of Prayer ceremony supper was enjoyed in the Santa Maria Hall.
In Australia, Elizabeth Clarke is the World Day of Prayer NSW President and a member of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay’s Ecumenical Commission.
“I have childhood memories of sectarianism which in my young adult life gave way to an awareness of acceptance and welcome by other denominations,” Elizabeth said.
“Later through travel, living overseas, family life with my husband and four children, shared prayer and biblical groups, theological study and parish work, I became committed to ecumenism and interfaith dialogue.“I hope my involvement in the World Day of Prayer will advance mutual respect of each other’s faith and traditions so that we may pray with Jesus, ‘May they all be one.’” (Jn 17:21)
Our Lady of the Nativity Lawson Parish extends a warm welcome to all visitors to the Blue Mountains. Mass is celebrated on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9am in Our Lady of the Nativity Church, 254 Great Western Hwy, Lawson.
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