His Holiness expresses his esteem for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture

In addition to providing his blessings for our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of St John Paul II's speech in Alice Springs, Pope Francis shared his esteem and Spiritual closeness to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a letter to NATSICC Chairperson John Lochowiak.

 

Read the full letter and our response here.

 

 

* Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN IMAGES, VOICES OR REFERENCES TO THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED

A Betrayal of trust

 

The mistreatment of children in the Don Dale Correctional facility was brought to light by the ABC's 4Corners program.

 

We are shocked and disgusted by brutality displayed in the footage and have called on the Government to make immediate changes to the Juvenile Justice system.

 

2016 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday Resource kit now available

 

NATSICC produces a Resource kit every year to assist Parishes, schools and other organisations to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday.

 

2016 Resource Kit includes:

  • Liturgy Notes
  • Faith Story by Evelyn Parkin
  • Suggested hymns
  • Homily
  • Reflection by Bishop Oudemann
  • Children and youth activities.

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Online Store

The NATSICC online store contains a large collection of handmade items crafted by local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Each item is a unique representation of faith and culture.

 

Items include:

 

  • Indigenous Christmas Cards
  • Rosary Beads
  • Prayer Cards
  • Church Cloths
  • Jewellery

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NATSICC Spirituality and Formation Retreat

 

Read the latest proceedings and view the photo gallery from the recent retreat in Alice Springs that hosted 50 people working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministry

 

 

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2015 NATSICC Assembly proceedings now Online

 

300 people came from all over Australia to celebrate and share the gifts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics bring to the Church in Australia.

 

The proceedings include video and audio from the keynote speeches along with photos and music.

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NATSICC TV

NATSICC TV (via YouTube) showcases the events, programs and presentations of the Council.

 

The library of programs is always growing so please check back regularly or subscribe to the NATSICC Channel on YouTube to be updated when something new is added.

 

 

*Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Viewers are warned that programs may include images and voices of those that have passed. 

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Resource Hub

The newly created Resources hub aims to be a repository of information relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Spirituality and Catholicism.

 

Featuring a number of items that have been stored in the NATSICC archives, the resource should be useful for students, liturgists, pastoral councils and anyone wishing to learn more about Australia's first people and the Catholic Church in Australia.

 

Items include:

 

  • Prayers
  • Hymns
  • Liturgy
  • Artwork
  • NATSICC position Statements on various issues
  • NATSICC newsletters
  • An interactive Calendar with important Indigenous and Catholic events preloaded

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About the Council

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) is the peak advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops on issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics.

 

There are over 120,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics in Australia and it is the youngest and fastest demographic.

 

 

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council

'The peak Indigenous advisory body to the Catholic Church'

80C Payneham Rd.

Stepney SA 5069

www.natsicc.org.au   |   craig@natsicc.org.au   | 08 8363 2963

 

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