World Day of the Poor: three ways you can join us
29 October 2018
Pope Francis has declared Sunday 18 November 2018 to be the second World Day of the Poor.
What is the World Day of the Poor?
On this day we are called to open our arms with love for people living in poverty.
Here are three ways you can celebrate this special day in your parish, school or university chaplaincy.
1. Pray with us
On this day we are invited to offer friendship, solidarity and welcome to the poorest of our sisters and brothers. Pope Francis asks us to pray, and to share a meal after Mass if we can, in a spirit of joy and togetherness.
Download prayers on poverty to share with your community.
2. Find inspiring liturgies
Take a look at these liturgy resources for your community, brought together by Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN). These include powerful stories, bidding prayers, homily notes, and posters for your parish or university chaplaincy.
3. Buy a World Gift
Our World Gifts are examples of concrete assistance being given by our partners to families in need right now.