Many thanks to Deirdre Fairman our parish volunteer for organising a Creation Celebration mass on Monday 14th October at Christ the King & St Colman Bitterne. Thirty people attended the mass to thank God for his gift of creation, and many thanks to everyone who came. I hope you enjoyed the cake and coffee after the mass!
Also many thanks for signing the petition calling on the government to urgently bring forward policies to achieve net zero emissions. And go further, faster to achieve net zero emissions honestly, transparently and without caveats by 2045.
In his encyclical Laudato Si’ :Care for Our Common Home Pope Francis reminds us that our earth was here before us and it has been given to us freely, not to exploit, but to care for. We need to reimagine our common home – a precious gift given to us by God. Not just for ourselves, but for the world’s poorest people and for those generations still to come. By coming together for a Creation Celebration, we can give thanks for the gift of God’s creation and also start a conversation about the ways in which we as individuals and as a parish can tackle the climate crisis.
So why not organise your own creation celebration. There are resources and information to help you here.