Archdiocesan Multicultural Mass 2020
Cultures Gather in Spirit During COVID19
From around a thousand to about a hundred. COVID19 certainly affected many events this year, including the Archdiocesan Multicultural Mass. This year of COVID19, there was a temporary break from the usual features of past Multicultural Mass gatherings. There was an absence of the usual variety of choirs that make this yearly celebration a distinctively joyful and lively gathering of Australians from various cultural and linguistic background. Mass was not followed by the usual large-scale community sharing of food and entertainment was cancelled.
Because of social distancing measures, Multicultural Mass was made available online to enable more people to able to attend ‘in spirit’. The outcome was a wonderful and meaningful celebration of unity in diversity and faith in one God.
The staff of Multicultural Pastoral Care appreciate the generosity, cooperation and patience of cultural communities, their chaplains and leaders, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and archdiocesan agencies for assisting in making this gathering safe for everyone. Many thanks to all who attended, physically, in the Cathedral, and those who joined via livestream. A recorded version is available on the Archdiocese of Brisbane YouTube https://youtu.be/j6Yty7AUnVw
Multicultural Mass is an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and the immense possibilities that this richness brings to the life and faith of local church communities and wider societies. The Mass is held in observance of the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees (27 September) and National Migrant and Refugee Week (21-27 September). Please scroll further below for more Pope Francis’ video reflections on WDMR.
Percy Pamo Lawrence
Cultural and Administration Support
[See What’s Up? December 2020 newsletter – final issue]
Pope Francis’ message for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees:
[Below are links to Vatican’s Migrants and Refugees Section website]
Main theme: Forced like Jesus Christ to flee [Pope Francis video ]
Sub-theme 1: To know in order to understand [Pope Francis video 1]
Sub-theme 2: To be close in order to serve [Pope Francis video 2]
Sub-theme 3: To listen in order to be reconciled [Pope Francis video 3]
Sub-theme 4: To share in order to grow [Pope Francis video 4]
Sub-theme 5: To involve in order to promote [Pope Francis video 5]
Sub-them 6: To collaborate in order to build [Pope Francis video 6]
Archdiocesan Multicultural Mass (Livestream only)
Sunday, 27 September 2020 – 2:30pm
Cathedral of St Stephen Brisbane
webcast link: archbne.org/bzw
Access web cast link from approximately 10 minutes before Mass starts.
Some Mass readings will be delivered in languages other than English. Download Mass booklet in English
See previous years’ Multicultural Mass – [Event Archives]