World Day of the Poor: three ways you can join us
7 November 2017
Pope Francis has called the first World Day of the Poor on Sunday 19 November 2017.
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 the Our Father
Pope Francis asks us to pray the Our Father on this day. This prayer reminds us that we are all connected as children of God, and we are all in need of our daily bread.
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.