Theme: Listen to the Voice of Creation
The Press release outlines the planned programme for 2022:
Diocese issues a call: Listen to the Voice of Creation.
The Diocese of Kerry joins dioceses across Ireland and Christian churches globally in calling us to Listen to the Voice of Creation for the ‘Season of Creation’.
The Season is the time from September 1st to October 4th when Christian churches around the world focus on prayer and action to protect the natural world or creation, ‘our common home’ and could be described as the churches’ eco time. It closes on the 4th October, feast day of St Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Ecology. It is certainly opportune as all of us are called to awaken to the urgent need to heal our relationship both with creation and with one another.
The words ‘Our Common Home’ are those used by Pope Francis in his letter ‘Laudato Si’ on Care for Our Common Home’, addressed “to every person living on the planet”.
All parishes across the diocese are being encouraged to mark the Season in some way. This year parishes have received copies of the leaflet which explains the theme and gives suggestions of practical actions to be taken in the areas of caring for the gifts of soil and water. Parishes have also received the necessary resources to include the theme in Sunday masses during the 5-week Season.
The Radio Kerry programme ‘Horizons’, the daily ‘Just a Thought’ and the diocesan Facebook page will all highlight the theme across the Season.
Then on September 22nd the organising committee, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee(JPIC) will host a free webinar focusing on the vital role of soil and water with speakers Thomas O Connor , organic farmer and Talamh Beo and Catherine Seale-Duggan, Local Authorities Water
All the above happened successfully.
All initiatives of the JPIC Committee of the Diocese (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation)
Together…lets Listen to the Voice of Cration’ and respond. “The climate crisis requires our decisive action, here and now and the Church is fully committed to playing her part.” Pope Francis.
Contact person was Pastoral Worker Des Bailey