Our Common Home

The “Our Common Home” Team 
From L to R: Joany, Dominic, Helena, Tom, Alina, Verona, Frances, Mark in front

The newly formed “Our Common Home” team met for the first time in February 2020 to discuss ways that the parish could live more simply. They have been looking at actions to live sustainably with creation and to live in solidarity with the poor.

Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, Laudato Si’, invites everyone on the planet  to reflect on the world around us and to respond to the signs of the time.
Climate change, which pushes our sisters and brothers across the world deeper into poverty, is just one symptom of a much bigger problem about how we organise our common home, the earth.   The Holy Father encourages us all, individually and as a community, to a change of heart;  to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”(#242) and to live simply so that others may simply live. It is “the Gospel of Creation”  that encourages us to spread the Good News of our faith and inspires us to express our love for God by adopting an attitude of profound respect for ourselves, our neighbours and our beautiful sister earth.

CAFOD and Coronavirus

In many developing countries, where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects of the virus are likely to be even more disastrous than in the UK

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Please also consider making a donation to the CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal.

The Our Common Home Team would like to thank CAFOD’s inspirational support for this Parish Project.