An ecumenical service in support of Christ’s mission to the poor and marginalised was held in Melbourne on 2 June. People from the Anglican, Baptist, Uniting Church and Catholic community gathered with some of the Sisters of Sion to remember and pray in particular for Sion Sister Pat Fox who is being threatened with deportation from The Philippines. Pat has been has been involved there in ministry with the poor and those vulnerable to loss of their lands for over twenty years.
Members of the Australian Catholic Filipino Community and of ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) were also in attendance thus offering their prayer and support.
During the service those in attendance prayed –
“We pray for Sister Patricia Fox and members of her Sisters of Sion Congregation, who are on mission among landless farmers and indigenous communities in The Philippines and other parts of the world. May they continue to be faithful in mission and service.”
Guests are welcomed to the service by Brenda Hubber
Some of the organizers of the service – Christine, Charlie and Melba
Members of ACRATH with Sr Mary Barbuto nds and others
Some of the Brigidine Sisters attending the service
Melba, Kevin Fox and Claire before the service
Anglican Bishop Philip Huggins with some of the young people who provided the music