Since 2005 the parish of St Luke’s Enmore has held an annual Reconciliation and journey of healing Eucharist.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this special Eucharistic celebration has re-scheduled to 1st October.
Incorporated into our Sunday Eucharist, this service is a chance for us to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which St Luke’s is built, and to offer our prayers for Reconciliation with the Indigenous people of Australia. During this Journey of Healing we consider the connection between Aboriginal people and the land, and we think about our own responsibilities for Reconciliation.
The Liturgy for our Reconciliation Eucharist includes elements of a Sorry Day liturgy developed in 2004 by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council. In the place of the Sermon, we invite an Aboriginal Guest Speaker to talk to us.
This year our guest will be Pastor Ray Minniecon, who is a descendant of the Kabi Kabi nation and the Gurang Gurang nation of South East Queensland, the South Sea Islander people, with connections to the people of Ambrym Island.
Pastor Ray is the author of a very moving prayer, which has become known as the Redfern Prayer. He lives in Sydney and has dedicated his life to supporting members of the Stolen Generations of Aboriginal people. He first visited us a few years ago, and we look forward to this opportunity to hear him speak again. It is good to meet old friends along our Journey of Healing.
We urge you to invite family and friends to this important outreach activity of our parish.