On this weeks podcast we are delighted to welcome Rose O'Connor (from Limerick Diocesan Centre) and Betty Baker (from the Salesian Cosmology Group) for what is a thought provoking podcast. They join with us to have a discussion about the up coming Season of Creation and how we as individuals, parish/faith communities, dioceses can make small concrete actions to contribute to dealing with the global Climate Emergency which the recent IPCC report only re-enforced the message that we are in an emergency.
Our full podcast also includes our notices, a quick run through the interesting saints of the week and of course a reflection on the Sunday Gospel which is a conclusion to our four weeks with the gospel of John and the discourse on Jesus as the Bread of Life.
This weeks podcast interview links back to a podcast we did a few weeks back with Jane Mellet from Trocaire about Laudaito Si encyclical from Pope Francis (You can listen to that podcast with Jane HERE).
Betty and Rose let us know what is coming up and resources made available especially around awareness raising for parishes including liturgies and para-liturgies. There are ideas and suggestions for individuals and families on what small steps we can take. Betty also gives us a reminder and input into our need to rediscover our attentiveness to the world around us
Season of Creation 2021
The Season of Creation has a special significance for the Catholic Church, particularly since Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation or Creation Time, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.
The theme for the Season of Creation 2021 is ‘Restoring Our Common Home’. During this season we are asked to join together to celebrate creation and protect our common home through prayer, reflection and action.
Resources for individuals, groups and parishes are available from the website of the Irish Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Reminder about the UN Conferences - There are two especially important UN conferences coming up and Catholics all over the world are being asked to engage. Please go to https://thecatholicpetition.org/ to read more and begin to invite family, friends and parishioners to read and sign too. We are hoping that Pope Francis will attend COP26, and we would like him to have millions of signatures to hand over, from Catholics all over the world, calling for climate justice today!! We need your help for that to become a reality!