Thought for the Week

Today we mark the end of the Season of Creation, a time where we celebrate all that is part of our beautiful world, God’s creation. Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for Our Common Home  describes the roots of the environmental crisis as a deeply spiritual crisis because we have forgotten who we are and where we come from. We are called to reconnect with God’s creation and take example from St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day we celebrate tomorrow. St Francis saw the deep interconnectedness of all things and  experienced God’s creation as family, ‘Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Brother Wind, Sister Water’.

Over the next seven years, parishes are invited to sign up to achieve seven Laudato Si’ Goals and become a Laudato Si’ Parish ( ).