Geoff O’Donoghue, CAFOD’s Director of Operations, visited Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles to speak to supporters and parishioners about CAFOD’s work and new ambition “No One Beyond Reach.”
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.
How to get involved:
To apply or to find out more, please visit the following link: https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/How-to-Campaign/Climate-Champions and complete the attached form. Or contact Libby Abbot on 0303 303 3030; or email@example.com.
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
Back in September 2016 Pope Francis added “To Care for our Common Home” to the traditional sets of both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
And, in case you missed it, he has shown his openness to “newness” once again – this time on All Saints, November 1 by offering six new Beatitudes for our times. Continue reading
Both parish communities have been working together, exploring exploring CAFOD’s liveSimply award, following a series of talks earlier in the year from CAFOD South Wales.
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.
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.