On Saturday 25 July Our Lady, Star of the Sea parish in Burry Port hosted a Creation Mass at their 6.30 evening service. The celebrant was the parish priest Fr Martin Donnelly. The church was transformed into the Garden of Eden by Fr Martin to reflect the beauty and wonder of creation. This included the altar being festooned with animals and clouds, the sun, the moon and stars provided by the local school being hung nearby.
As parishioners and invited guests arrived for the Saturday Vigil they witnessed the transformation and listened to bird song until Mass began.
Fr Martin explained the importance holding a special Creation Celebration Mass and remembering how God had entrusted the care of Creation to us. He also stressed the importance of listening to Pope Francis; in Laudato Si‘ the Holy Father has described how our beautiful planet has been despoiled and exploited for profit. We all need to value Creation.
“Creation is the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things.” Laudato Si #77