This Month


Dates, Quotes, Resources, Ideas & Suggestions for Action.


Lough Hyne
Connecting with Nature

Paddling with the Stars on Lough Hyne.

“Praised be to you my Lord through Sister Moon and the stars, in haven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.” St Francis

Examination Time

“Pray as though everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended on you.”  St. Ignatius

Action: Send a card to someone doing exams and support them in prayer.


1st June/Meitheamh

Do Your Local Rivers, Lakes and Beaches Matter To You? Public Meeting, Killorglin Library  7.30pm

Bláithín Ní Ainín, Community Water Officer for Kerry will present information on the latest draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 along with details on how you can have a say. This is part of a series of meetings to be held across Kerry.

Action: Consider attending a meeting near you and having your say.

Pope Francis says this and more about The Issue of Water in Laudato Si’ ...“Detergents and chemical products, commonly used in many places of the world, continue to pour into our rivers, lakes and seas.” LS #29  and  in #30 “But water continues to be wasted, not only in the developed world but also in developing countries which possess it in abundance. This shows that the problem of water is partly an educational and cultural issue, since there is little awareness of the seriousness of such behavior within a context of great inequality.”

2-9 June/Meitheamh

Clean Coasts Week

This event organised by An Taisce aims to do simply that…to clean up our coasts/ beaches.Of course we can do it at any time when we visit a beach ..our local one or while on holiday…can you get involved?                                       Action:  Get involved in a beach clean up near you, or organise one or simply pick up some rubbish next time you visit a beach.Pope Francis says ” The earth , our home,is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” Laudato Si’  21. Lets us do something about it.


4 June /Meitheamh

Pentecost Sunday                 

“He breathed on them and said, receive the Holy Spirit” John 20:22
Action: Let the Spirit of God fall afresh on you and fuel your desire for justice.


Maurice Hurley is coming. Let’s welcome him.

6 June/Meitheamh

Cycling for the Sustainable Development Goals

Maurice Hurley will be cycling through Killorglin around lunchtime to raise awareness of the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

 Action: Learn more about the SDG’s/Sustainable Development Goals

Give him a warm Killorglin welcome.  CLICK HERE


5 June/Meitheamh  

World Environment Day

“Let us be renewed by God’s mercy … and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish” . Pope Francis

‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

This year’s theme invites you to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.  CLICK HERE

Action: What steps can you take to live more sustainably on our planet? Use your local recycling facilities for glass, drink cans, tin, plastic, cardboard, glossy paper etc. Walk or cycle to work today.Connect with nature today.



8 June/Meitheamh
Do Your Local Rivers, Lakes and Beaches Matter To You? Public Meeting, Listowel Family Resource Centre  7.30pm

13 June/Meitheamh:  Public Meeting: Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare at 7.30pm

15 June/ Meitheamh: Public Meeting in Benners Hotel, Dingle at 7.30pm

Action: Consider attending a meeting near you and having your say. CLICK HERE


18 June/Meitheamh

Feast of Corpus Christi and Fathers’ Day

“O God, to those who are hungry give bread, and to those who have bread, give hunger for justice”  Trócaire

The table of the Eucharist is a place of gathering of the family of God.  The Eucharist is a place of communal gathering, reconciliation, listening, offering of sacrifice, prayer, transformation, nourishment, thanksgiving and missioning.

Action: Let the Eucharistic table be a place of encounter between God, you, and others.

and may this participation enable you to be the real presence of Christ to others

Pray for God’s blessing on fathers, that they may be a source of love and life for all in their care.



National Holy Wells Day (18 June)

On this  day people all over Ireland are encouraged to visit a Holy Well to pray for the protection and fair distribution of water on our planet. We are also invited to reflect on what we can do to protect and conserve water for future generations.

National Holy Wells Day is an initiative of Loving Sister Earth and the Columba Community, Derry and it is hoped that it will be an annual event. (see below for further resources)

18 June is the 2nd Anniversary of the launch of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis (2015)

Action: Visit a Holy Well near you and invite others to join you.  CLICK HERE


20 June/Meitheamh

UN World Refugee Day

This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence and natural disaster such as drought. CLICK HERE

East Africa is in the grip of a major humanitarian crisis. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is a very real possibility in Somalia.Both Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing severe food shortages

Action: Can you donate to Trócaire and/or Concern and /or a charity of your choice today.

Welcome the refugees who have made it safely to your area, parish, town.


21 June/Meitheamh

Summer Solstice

“I walk in your world a mercy, a healing” …..Daniel Berrigan
Action: Rise early, greet the day with prayer, gratitude….

Pray for God’s blessing on fathers, that they may be a source of love and life for all in their care.


23 June/Meitheamh

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jn 19:31-37

The heart…. a symbol of the whole inner life of a person.
Action: Reflect on how your inner life influences your daily actions.


 26 June/ Meitheamh

Eid-ul-fitr marks the end of Ramadan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for His help with their month-long act of self control.

Action:Extend good wishes with your Muslim neighbours and friends.


Further Resource for National Holy Wells’ Day

National Holy Wells Day:Sunday 18 June Learn More This will focus on how we treasure the gift of water and is an ecumenical initiative of Loving Sister Earth and the Columba Community. Novena of Prayer in Preparation for National Holy Wells Day ….Novena Booklet (2)



Creation Time incorporating our former Earth Week in the Diocese of Kerry will be celebrated from 1 -30 September.

Theme: Food, drawing, as last year, on Laudato Si’…On Care for Our Common Home (Pope Francis)