International Volunteers Day – December 5, 2022
Within our parish communities are many volunteers who provide their talents and time to contribute to the mission of our churches.
We thank God for these people who continue to strive to make our parishes a place of welcome and prayer.
2022 Theme: Solidarity through Volunteering.
Blessing Prayer (taken from the Order of Blessings):
God of glory,
your beloved Son has shown us that true worship
comes from humble and contrite hearts.
Bless our volunteers
who have responded to the needs of our parish
and wish to commit themselves to your service.
Grant that their ministry may be fruitful
and our worship pleasing to you.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Prayer of the Faithful:
For all volunteers in our parish, that they may be acknowledged and appreciated for their commitment to serve God and their neighbour, we pray to the Lord.
Volunteering Australia website