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December 12: National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Sunday, December 12, 6 pm
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Sydney
and on the St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Facebook Page

Evening Prayer and Reflection:
National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

Typically on this day,  we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas,  as a National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. 

Since this Feast Day falls on a Sunday this year, we are offering Solemn Evening Prayer with Reflection at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Sydney, at 6pm with Father Bill Burke presiding.

This will be livestreamed on St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish Facebook page



2021 Message of the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council:

CCCB resources:


Also new to our Truth and Reconciliation page:


Indigenous Peoples and the Church:
Walking Together Toward Healing and Reconciliation

Each week, beginning on Sunday, 21 November 2021, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop in Canada reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year’s reflections were developed in view of the Indigenous Delegation which will be travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17 to 20, 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. Likewise, it is hoped these reflections will assist the faithful, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, in preparing for Pope Francis’ eventual apostolic journey to Canada.

Watch the videos and access the guides and resources here

Journey through Advent


4 Seasons of Reconciliation – online course

The program is a partnership between RBC, First Nations University of Canada, and Reconciliation Education.  


See more on our Truth ad Reconciiation page

Communications Officer, Diocese of Antigonish