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Diocesan Dates 2016

2016 calendar

27 February, Deacons' Ordination St Saviour's Cathedral (Goulburn) 11am.

6-7 May, Cathedral Convention, with Mike Breen (Goulburn). 

23-27 May, Clergy Conference.

15-19 August, Diocesan clergy retreat (Hartzer Park).

9-11 September, Diocesan Synod.

26 November, Priest's Ordination, St Saviour's Cathedral (Goulburn) 11am.

HOLY DAYS

6 Jan, Epiphany

10 February, Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent

20 March, Palm Sunday

24 March, Maundy Thursday

25 March, Good Friday

27 March, Easter Day

15 May, Pentecost

27 November, Advent

25 December, Christmas Day

The following special days of prayer and community significance are also important and celebrated in some parishes.

20 March, Palm Sunday rally for Refugees

21 March, Harmony Day

15 to 21 May, Week of Prayer for Christian unity

26 May, National Sorry Day

27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week, which begins with the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and ends with Mabo Day.

14 to 20 June, National refugee week (to be updated)

3-10 July, NAIDOC Week

10 July, Sea Sunday, a day to pray for sea-farers and their families.

9 August, International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples

28 August, Refugee Sunday, a day to pray for refugees and their nations torn by violence and oppression.

1 September, Season of Creation (four Sundays in September)

25 September, Social Justice Sunday, an opportunity for the Australian church to focus on one particular social issues (to be updated)

16 October, Freedom Sunday where Christians globally work to end modern slavery

16-22 October, Anti poverty week

4 November, a day for Anglicans and Roman Catholics to pray for one another.

6 November, Defence Sunday or a day offering prayers and support to chaplains, members of the Defence Force and their families.

25 November, International day for the elimination of violence against women (white ribbon day)

1 December, World AIDS day

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