National Reconciliation Week: May 27 – June 3 including Sorry Day (May 26)

For the first time, the CECV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Working Party has written a prayer to celebrate National Reconciliation Week.  All Victorian Catholic schools and offices are invited to join in unity and voice by saying the prayer during the week.

CECV Reconciliation Week Prayer 2023

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Keep up the momentum for change: the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2023 is Be a Voice for Generations.

The theme  encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we livework and socialise.

For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, act today for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.

National Reconciliation Week Website 

National Sorry Day, Friday 26 May 2023

National Sorry Day is a day to acknowledge the strength of Stolen Generation Survivors and reflect and play a part in the healing process as people and a nation.

On Friday, May 26, in conjunction with local Indigenous Elders and Community Leaders, Year 12 students and First Nations students from Loreto College Ballarat and St Patrick’s College Ballarat commemorated ‘Sorry Day’.

Read more here.

Sorry Day Webinar – Caritas Australia offered a special event.

These stories of survival are central to Australia’s history, yet rarely heard. Hear directly from survivors about the Stolen Generations and the continuing legacy of their experiences. 

To register: