Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for the future. The Canadian Catholic Bishops urge all Catholics to commit to continuing our walk together with Indigenous peoples and to build a more just society, where their gifts, and those of all people, are nurtured and honoured.
This national observance will be held on September 30, 2019; however, special events and activities at schools across the district will be celebrated throughout the week.
A Prayer for Orange Shirt Day
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Loving God, our Creator, help us to be living signs of Your healing love. Open our hearts to welcome, to include and to stand up for the dignity of each other, as we go forward together with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. Strengthen us in our walk together along a path of solidarity with them; and help us to celebrate the beautiful gifts of Canada’s Indigenous cultures. May we go forward in hope, as the children of One Creator and loving members of the family of God. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.