The Catholic Church in Australia dedicated the month of November 2019 as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain. In December, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference extended the campaign indefinitely.
Parishes, schools, families and other Catholic communities across the country are being encouraged to participate in the National Prayer Campaign for Drought, which also invites people to provide assistance to those most in need. The month of prayer is an additional response to the local work being done in affected communities.
Please find below a series of resources to mark the National Prayer Campaign for Drought, as well as local initiatives to support those affected by the drought.
NATIONAL PRAYER CAMPAIGN RESOURCES
- Prayer, Roman Missal, Lectionary and sample intercessions
- Prayer slides
MORE PRAYER RESOURCES
- Liturgy Brisbane
- National Council of Churches Australia
- Devotion by Bathurst Bishop Michael McKenna
- Canberra Declaration Daily Devotionals
SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED