UK: Pax Christi UK to observe Peace Sunday on 20 January


from Pax Christi UK

21/12/19 - Pax Christi UK will be observing Peace Sunday on 20 January 2019. The theme for 2019 is “Good politics serves peace”.

Every year Pax Christi promotes the Holy Father’s World Peace Day Message on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This is in the Liturgical Calendar cycle of prayer. Pax Christi sends resource materials to every parish in the country to help them mark and celebrate the day.

“Political responsibility belongs to every citizen, and in particular to those who have received the mandate to protect and govern. This mission consists in safeguarding the law and encouraging dialogue between the actors of society, between generations and between cultures…  Political commitment – which is one of the highest expressions of charity – brings concern for the future of life and the planet, of the youngest and the weakest, in their thirst for fulfilment.” (from Vatican Press Statement, November 2018)

Pax Christi UK is providing the following resources on their website for download. (Click here for links to the resources.)

  • Liturgy booklet in word format
  • Liturgy booklet as pdf
  • Prayer Card
  • Letter to parishes from Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, National President
  • Script for World Peace Day/Pax Christi that could be read at Mass on Peace Sunday (will be up-dated when we have full WPD message)
  • Pax Christi logo sheet for you to cut/paste for your own use


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