Sydney to join 24 hours of reconcilation over indifference

Antidote to indifference

The Church in Sydney will offer the antidote to the “globalisation of indifference” when it throws open the doors of St Mary’s Cathedral on March 13-14 for 24 hours of Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation, reports The Catholic Weekly.

The move, which is expected to be mirrored in churches throughout the archdiocese, is a direct response to the Pope’s global invitation to offer "24 Hours for the Lord," or what its Vatican organisers have previously described as a “festival of forgiveness.” 

The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Cathedral will remain open for 24 hours from midday on Friday until midday the following day, with Adoration available at all times, except during scheduled Masses, with the Sacrament of Reconciliation available throughout. 

Sydney’s growing ecclesial movements and religious communities will lead each hour of the event, offering their own styles of prayer and music. 

Organiser Catherine Kennedy, director of the archdiocese’s evangelisation and renewal office, CREDO, said the initiative offered “a beautiful, tangible experience of the presence of Christ” and was an ideal event to which to invite others. 

“Pope Francis explains that we are tempted to indifference as a Church; in our parishes and communities, as well as individually, and that is why we must come together to pray ‘in communion with the Church on earth and in heaven’,” Catherine said, referring to the Pope’s 2015 Lenten message. 

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