St Augustine’s Parish Yass stands in solidarity with Refugees

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At the conclusion of Refugee Week a Circle of Silence was held at St Augustine’s Parish, Yass before Mass.  

This was part of a CAPSA (Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum) initiative for Refugee Week.

The Circles of Silence movement originated in Toulouse, France in 2007 among Franciscan groups in an effort to express solidarity with people seeking asylum and immigrants experiencing injustice and who were being silenced.

Following the Mass some of the parishioners attended a dinner hosted by Yass Rural Australian’s for Refugees.

The evening included an address by guest speaker Marie Sellstrom, the National President of Rural Australia’s for Refugees who shared her experiences and ideas for promoting compassion and solidarity with Refugees in our community and in detention.

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  • Beth Gibson 5 years

    So wonderful to hear about this gathering in Yass! 

  • Gabrielle Jarvis 5 years

    How do we join this group?


    • Sarah Johnston 5 years

      Hi Gabrielle,
      this is the website for the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum:
      There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the group.
      I hope this answers your question.