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 times.
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.
The FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING, on Sunday 24th November is CREATION CELEBRATION DAY. We come together, as one family, to celebrate and give thanks to the King of the Universe for God’s gift of creation and of life. It is a gift we are invited to enjoy together and it is, by coming together, that we get involved in the creation conversation.
“Creation is of the order of love. God’s love is the fundamental moving force in all created things.”#77
The Our Common Home Team invites you to participate in the Laudato Si’ workshops and engage with Pope Francis’ important message:
- Care for our common home and live more simply
We urge everyone in the Parish to come TOGETHER on The Feast of Christ the King, share a meal and a chat after Mass, get inspired in the workshops, have fun and CELEBRATE God’s gift of Creation.
“Praise be to you, my Lord.”
The Our Common Home Team would like to thank CAFOD’s inspirational support for this Parish Project.