This May is the 5th anniversary of the Popes ground breaking letter ‘Laudato si’ (Tr. ‘Praise be’ from the opening of St Francis’ canticle of the Sun and Moon – ‘Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us’) about the environmental and climate crisis.
As we watch the beauty of nature blooming all around us and with the Covid 19 crisis allowing many to ‘see’ this afresh, we are encouraged to use this anniversary month as a springboard to take up the call – to reflect upon our own life styles, upon the way our parish community and events impact upon the environment, to educate ourselves, and to spread the message of care for creation through our individual and collective example. We each have a role and duty as Christians towards all of God’s creation and maybe can be further encourage in this month of Mary, ‘Queen of all creation’ (Laudato Si VIII/241).
In response to the call of Pope Francis and the cry of nature, a ‘Laudato si/Eco Parish’ group has been formed for the parish. The group will start by meeting ‘virtually’ via Zoom at 6:30pm on the second Wednesday of the month starting this Wednesday 13th May.
Interested to join in? Please email Greg Harvey – firstname.lastname@example.org.