World Day of the Poor

Written on: October 31, 2017

His Holiness, Pope Francis, recently announced that the first World Day of the Poor is to take place throughout the world on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

The Holy Father desires a real encounter with the poor in our midst, to reach out to them and invite them in concrete ways to share our life.The days leading up to the Sunday observance of the World Day of the Poor are to be marked by sincere efforts to show the poor among us the love and care of the Church. The full text of Pope Francis’ message for this new observance can be found here.


For all the poor throughout the world and in our midst, that on this first World Day of the Poor, they may come to know more concretely the love and care of the Church, a love not with words but with deeds. 

Let us pray to the Lord / Lord, hear our prayer.

Please join us in serving, and praying for, the poor.

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