Parishes are invited to Come Together on Orange Shirt Day, Sunday, September 30, to remember, honour and pray for the healing journey of residential school survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.
In memory of his mother Donna Enright and all who attended residential schools, Archdeacon Travis Enright has given an orange t-shirt to every parish in our diocese. An advocate for truth and reconciliation, Donna attended Gordon's Indian Residential School in Punnichy, SK. During Sunday services on September 30, Travis invites a member of every parish to wear the orange shirt while praying the "Remembering the Children Prayer" with their congregation. "Let's show we're in this together," says Travis. "We're on Common Ground."
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, including how to order your own orange shirt and how to plan activities for that day (if that works for your community), visit the website for resources and ideas, or contact Fiona Brownlee at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-312-9070.