<<First Name>> Please enjoy the May 2016 NATSICC News - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic events, issues and stories
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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council is the peak advisory body to the Australian Catholic Bishops on Indigenous issues. This edition of the Online news contains a story on our recent Spirituality Retreat, resources for Reconciliation week, our new Acknowledgement booklet and a celebration of Deacon Boniface's birthday.

NATSICC Spirituality retreat - Alice Springs

50 people working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ministry came together in Alice Springs for the first NATSICC Formation retreat to renew their spirit and receive formation of their faith. They were welcomed by local Elder Felicity Hayes and were blessed to have several other Elders share the week with us, including MK from Santa Teresa. Their wisdom and spirituality provided us with a wonderful foundation for the event.

It was a wonderful week and delegates went home renewed in their Faith and Spirit - ready for the challenges that may lie ahead.

Event report and photo gallery

Deacon Boniface turns 80!
Click here to see the beautiful messages sent from all over the world to help Deacon celebrate the 14 May 2016.
Acknowledgements and Welcome to Country play an important role in the Reconciliation process. NATSICC and the Bishops Commission have developed a booklet to guide parishes, schools and organisations when planning events and requiring an Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners or a Welcome to Country.
Click here for the booklet
NATSICC has collated some Resources to assist in Celebrating National Reconciliation week. Click Here for the NATSICC Resources page.
All of us at NATSICC are very proud of our Youth Councillor Sabrina-ann Stevens as she addresses the Reconciliation Dinner at the Convention Centre in Townsville on 27 May.

Visit the NATSICC Youth page for regular updates and programs for young people and videos of previous events. 
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