On 2 September, the community of Caerphilly came together to hold a Creation Celebration – a special event where people celebrate the environment – and ask the local MP, Wayne David, to take urgent action to tackle climate change.
All are invited to come to a Creation Celebration Mass at St Helen’s RC Church, Caerphilly on Monday 2 September at 12 noon.
Mass will be outside on the lawn (weather permitting) or in the hall.
Mass will be followed by a bring-and-share picnic.
Join us to give special thanks for the gift of creation
and to pray for our common home.
Let us know you are attending by registering your interest for this free event at Eventbrite.
God has entrusted the care of Creation to us.
Pope Francis, in Laudato Si‘ describes how our beautiful planet has been despoiled and exploited for profit. We all need to value Creation.
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
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.