Tuesday, February 28th 2023

Advent: New Life for Indigenous Australians – Liturgy February 26, 2023

By Terry Fitzpatrick

This week we begin our Lenten journey. As Jesus and the prophets before him made their way to the wilderness to better hear the still small voice of the beloved, we too are invited to a place of listening. Listening deeply to this sacred voice in the land and its first peoples. As part of this journey, we will be exploring the Voice to Parliament and what this means for all Australians.

After the homily you will be invited to be signed with the brown ochre of this land. This could be a sign of our commitment during this season of Lent to be open to the voice of the first peoples of this land. This sacred earth on which the first peoples walked for thousands of years, reminding us of our deep connection to the earth and our need to listen to it and its first peoples with new ears.