“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.” Hebrews 10:24
During the Season of Creation, parishes and schools held services and events to discuss climate change and reflect on how we, as a Catholic community, can respond mindfully and collectively to the ‘cry of the earth’ and the ‘cry of the poor.’ The following are a few of the many activities which took place.
Holy Cross parish in Yelverton hosted a talk on climate change, how corporate global interests impact the environment, and positive ways to save our planet. Children from Holy Cross Catholic Primary School created a model out of recycled materials, which was the centrepiece of a ‘Season of Creation’ exhibition in the hall. The Church of the Most Precious Blood in Sidmouth hosted a workshop with a local artist bringing young people together to reflect on how we can care for ‘Our Common Home.’ The children created their own pledges for the environment using recycled materials. They crafted without paper by creating some beautiful beach sculptures. Falmouth & Penryn Churches Together hosted an event at St Mary’s parish to explore how we can respond to climate change. People shared their pledges to care for creation and will support each other to follow through on their commitments. Sclerder Abbey hosted an open day offering a simple lunch and presentations on caring for Creation, their permaculture project and practical tips for gardeners. The Abbey invited visitors to tour the grounds and to gather ideas on what proactive steps they could take to care for the environment. Parishes across the Diocese held prayer services and celebrated Mass for Season of Creation. We look forward to seeing how communities across the Diocese continue to put their faith into action and strive for ways to come together to care for Our Common Home.
“There can be no renewal of our relationship with nature without a renewal of humanity itself.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si.
Thanks to the Big Lottery for supporting many of these events