2018 World Day of the Poor – Sunday, 18 November 2018
In his Apostolic Letter Misericordia et misera (“Mercy with misery”) of 20 November 2016 at the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee for Mercy, the Holy Father proposed that the Church consider celebrating the World Day of the Poor each year on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This year, the World Day is observed on Sunday, 18 November 2018. In Canada, each diocese and eparchy is invited to decide how and when to celebrate it as well as to focus on the challenges of poverty and its impact on local communities.
To assist dioceses and eparchies in their preparation for the