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.”
Are you passionate about climate change and poverty? Are you aged 18-35? If you answered yes to both of these questions then you could be one of our next Climate Champions.
Helping tackle climate change and poverty are both fundamental parts of our Catholic faith. This opportunity will give you the chance to meet like-minded people from across Europe who, like you, are interested in improving our world and responding to climate change.
During this experience, you will have the opportunity to:
Get involved in fundraising events
Inspire others to take part in CAFOD’s new climate campaign, Our Common Home
Meet your local MP
Experience a mass lobby of Parliament
Take part in a residential weekend
This is the perfect opportunity for people who are interested in improving our world’s sustainability and want to share their enthusiasm with others. We are keen to recruit individuals from any background, with a range of skills and experience.
We’ve talked a lot about Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato si’ – on climate and justice which asks us all:
“to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home”
In the parish of St Michael in Brecon, parishioners really responded to Pope Francis’ call to action “to be protectors of God’s handiwork” which he says is essential to a life of virtue. It’s not an optional nor a secondary aspect of our Christian experience (#217)
Parishioners from the LiveSimply group from St Mary’s in Monmouth and St Frances of Rome, Ross-on-Wye have been getting together over the last six months to explore ways to live more simply in their respective communities.
The first meeting of the new year saw the group hone in on planning the actions that they wish to take going forward. Pope Francis has called on us all to make simple daily gestures to care for the world’s poorest people, for future generations and for the earth, our common home. Continue reading →
Today, 4 October marks the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and of the environment. Here we look at the significance of today, in light of Laudato Si’ and the recently proclaimed World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
St. Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata.
4 October is recognised by Christians worldwide as the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. Born to a merchant family in 12th century Italy, Francis renounced his title and inheritance in order to live amongst the poor, he eventually founded what would become the Franciscan Order.
Pope Gregory IX canonised Francis in 1228 and he became the patron saint of animals and the environment. This was due to his profound reverence for God’s creation and his belief that all creatures are brothers and sisters under God.