Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

On 5 July 2020 we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.

The first Sunday of July has been mandated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference as National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Sunday. [1]

Celebrations are usually organised by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) which is the peak advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops on issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics. [2]

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced NATSICC to rethink the ways in how we empower Catholics to celebrate our special day. This year, NATSICC have modified our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday resources to work in a digital setting. NATSICC are also holding the first-ever live-streamed, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass from the St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Adelaide from 10am EST. The livestream will be available from the NATSICC homepage. [3]

NATSICC have invited everyone around Australia and the World to join them on Sunday 5 July 2020, as we come ‘Together in the Spirit’ to celebrate the gifts of spirituality and culture.

Please find below website links and resources for ATSI Sunday:

2020 ATSI Sunday Resources

ATSI Sunday Mass Livestream (5 July 2020 – 10am EST)

 

Image: ATSI Sunday – ‘Together in the Spirit’ logo obtained from www.natsicc.org.au/2020-atsi-sunday.html

Footnotes:
[1] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday obtained from www.transformationbydesign.com.au/projects/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-sunday
[2] About NATSICC obtained from www.natsicc.org.au/about-natsicc.html
[3] 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Resources obtained from www.natsicc.org.au/2020-atsi-sunday.html