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There's so much going on in the Church. How can we make room for this, along with everything else we have to do?

Concern for oppressed people is part of the very fabric of our Church. Therefore, Solidarity Sunday can easily fit in with other things going on. One pastor in southern Maine wove the fact that Solidarity Sunday and Pro-Life Sunday occurred on the same day into his homily by remarking that the rainbow ribbons were a good reminder of the sanctity of all life. At a Catholic college in Colorado, Solidarity Sunday was celebrated during Parents' Weekend. The student-planned Mass included prayers for people who are victims of anti- gay and other kinds of violence, and a ribbon was pinned to the altar cloth during the Offertory. With some creativity, you can weave this theme into whatever else is going on that day.