World Day of Prayer 2011


World Day of Prayer 2011 News Story

Local people of all Christian faiths will join with more than three million worldwide next week in celebrating World Day of Prayer 2011.

In the Parramatta Diocese, there will be services held in Northmead (Seventh Day Adventist Church) and Blacktown (St Patrick’s Catholic Parish) from 10.30am on Friday 4 March.

As with all World Day of Prayer services around the globe on the day, the Northmead and Blacktown gatherings will follow an order of service specially prepared by Christians from Chile in South America, under the theme 'How many loaves do you have?'

Chile is a country of many contrasts. Despite being rich in resources, many of its people live in poverty. Many women in Chile bear the burden of finding food for their families, against a backdrop of low levels of education, poorly paid employment, repression, killings and political turbulence. There is also high incidence of HIV/AIDS in the community.

The 'How many loaves do you have?' prayer service for World Day of Prayer challenges us with stories about Chilean women with few resources who still share food and goods with others, and give welcome support to those in need.

The Parramatta Diocesan Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue is encouraging everyone to attend either the World Day of Prayer service at Northmead or Blacktown. The speakers at Northmead and Blacktown will respectively be Pastor David McKibben, recently installed as the pastor at Parramatta Seventh Day Adventist Church and Ms Beth Doherty, the Communications Officer for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

Local World Day of Prayer 2011 Services Details

Seventh Day Adventist Church Northmead

77-81 Hammers Road

Service commences at 10.30am

Parking is available in the grounds of the church and in Hammers Road

A light luncheon will be served after the service

For more information, please phone Pamela Freeman on 02 9873 1701.

St Patrick's Parish Blacktown

51-59 Allawah Street

Service commences at 10.30am

Parking is availalable in Allawah Street
Visit the Commission for Ecumenism & Interfaith Dialogue


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