World Day of the Poor

Sunday 14th November, is marked as the World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis explains "It is my hope that the celebration of the World Day of the Poor, now in its fifth year, will grow in our local Churches and inspire a movement of evangelization that meets the poor personally wherever they may be. The poor, always and everywhere, evangelize us, because they enable us to discover in new ways the true face of the Father… It is necessary that we all let ourselves be evangelized by them."  Pope Francis: Message for the 5th World Day of the Poor 2021

33rd Sunday of Ordinary time

First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3

"Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the heavens..."

Psalm: 15 (16):5,8-11

“Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.”

 Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14, 18

"He ... has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his seat forever, at the right hand of God..."

 Gospel: Mark 13:24-32

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” 

Read the beautiful World Day of the Poor Message from Pope Francis 2021 HERE

‘The poor you will always have with you.’ (Mark 14:7) 'This is a summons never to lose sight of every opportunity to do good… It is not a question of easing our conscience by giving alms, but of opposing the culture of indifference and injustice we have created with regard to the poor.'

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Video images showing volunteers in Wellington's Home of Compassion soup kitchen.