Next Sunday, March 13th (the fifth Sunday of Lent), parishioners all across Canada will be celebrating Solidarity Sunday. This day is part of Development and Peace’s annual Share Lent campaign, whose theme this year is Create a Climate of Change!
To mark this occasion, the televised mass Le Jour du Seigneur will be dedicated to Development and Peace and its Solidarity Sunday collection. Celebrated at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) at the Oratoire St-Joseph de Québec, the mass will be broadcast all across the country on the French-language television network Radio-Canada. The televised mass is being presented by Radio-Canada in conjunction with the Committee for the Broadcasting of Liturgical Celebrations of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The celebration of the Eucharist will be presided by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec. David Leduc, Executive Director of Development and Peace, will be present at the celebration. At several moments during the event, there will be a call to be in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South, especially those who are bearing the greatest burden of the effects of climate change.
On March 13th, Solidarity Sunday, a special collection will take place in most parishes in Canada in support of Development and Peace’s work for global peace and justice. This collection, which will take place during the televised mass Le Jour du Seigneur as everyone leaves, is a call for solidarity and sharing with our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
There are many ways to contribute to Development and Peace’s Create a Climate of Change campaign! Here’s how:
- By giving during the parish collection
- By making a donation online: devp.org/give
- By making a donation by telephone: 1-888-234-8533