Saturday, August 30 — The International Day of the Disappeared supports the call of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and organizations such as Amnesty International for action to assist the victims of extra-judicial imprisonment and disappearances.
Sunday, August 31 — 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Matthew 16:21-27.
Monday, September 1 — Ramadan begins the holiest period of the Islamic year. This month-long period of strict dawn-to-dusk fasting, alms-giving, prayer and reflection for the world’s billion Muslim faithful commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s reception of the divine revelation as recorded in the Qur’an.
Wednesday, September 3 — Ganesa Chaturthi is the Hindu festival that honours Ganesa, the god of prosperity and success.