Our Lady, Star of the Sea parish in Burry Port is holding the first Creation Celebration Mass in the Archdiocese on Saturday 25 May at 6.30 pm. Followed by tea & coffee and conversation about climate change. Parishioners from any parish are cordially invited to attend.
What is a Creation Celebration? It’s just one element of CAFOD’s new climate campaign: “Our Common Home.”
As Pope Francis reminds us in Laudato Si (#14)’:
“We need a conversation which includes
everyone, since the environmental
challenge we are undergoing, and its
human roots, concern and affect us all.”
To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Going above 1.5°C warming could multiply hunger, migration and conflict.
To avoid this, we need the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2045. This will mean Britain no longer contributes to climate change.
There is between 90 & 100% consensus among expert climate scientists that humans are causing global warming.
So we need to start having a conversation about climate change.
Step one: is holding a Creation Celebration in your parish: a Mass to give special thanks for the gift of creation.
Step 2: Fill in a petition to the Prime Minister asking the government to get behind urgent climate action. You can complete it here online.
Step 3: Share food/refreshments after your Mass and get your community talking about how we should respond to the climate crisis.
Download our comprehensive guide to organizing your own Creation Celebration here which includes ideas for the liturgy, offertory, questions and answers on climate change.
And why not join the lobby to Parliament on Wednesday June 26. Why a mass lobby? Because climate change changes everything. We are heading towards a climate emergency and this is not the legacy that we want to pass on to our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. The coach route is Swansea, Bridgend, Cardiff and London and the return journey. Book your place here or call us on 02920 344 882.
This is not the future we want!
As people of faith, we are determined to speak up for our common home and on Wednesday 26 June we’ll come together with over 100 like-minded organisations – members of The Climate Coalition – to speak to our politicians and make our voices heard.
Your voice is important! So why not write to your local MP and enclose a parish petition. And don’t forget to invite your local MP to your own creation celebration! Take a look at these template letters with some simple guidelines to make it as easy as possible.
And we’ve got a Net Zero fact sheet with more detailed information.