Solidarity Sunday is an integral part of Development and Peace — Caritas Canada’s Share Lent campaign, a tradition since 1968. On this day, parishes across Canada hold a special mass and a collection that gives Canadian Catholics a means of standing in solidarity with the most vulnerable communities in the Global South by supporting our work.
So that pandemic-related public health measures do not disrupt the much-loved Solidarity Sunday tradition, we are taking things online this year.
On your screens and in your hearts
Development and Peace has partnered with Salt + Light Media to bring you a live cast of a national Solidarity Sunday mass at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, March 21, 2021.
The Most Rev. Guy Desrochers, Bishop of Pembroke, will preside over the hour-long bilingual mass, which will be celebrated in St. Columbkille's Cathedral, Pembroke, Ont. A 30-minute presentation on our mission will precede the mass.
The mass can be watched live:
Please tune in and join thousands of fellow Catholics from across the country in prayer and in expressing solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South.
The live cast of the Solidarity Sunday mass was made possible in part by a contribution from Mrs. Shirley Valentine of Calgary, Alta. (left) made in loving memory of her late husband (right), Edward "Ted" Valentine (d. August 9, 2020).