Event Details

Date: February 16, 2024

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse

This year, the will fall on 16 February, the first Friday of Lent.  You may wish to provide your priests with the following prepared liturgical resources: article and graphics for parish newsletters, which can also be used on social media platforms and websites.  Also below is information on the Towards Peace Spiritual Support Service.

As you know, the Day of Prayer is an initiative of the Holy Father Pope Francis in 2017, and since then dioceses have marked this prayerful event with candles being lit in cathedrals and churches across the country as a reminder of the need for atonement and to symbolise repentance; light in the darkness and hope.  Clergy are again encouraged to bless and dedicate ‘Candles of Atonement’ for use in cathedrals and parishes on the Day of Prayer, and thereafter during the celebration of Mass and other liturgies.