Members of the Southern Dioceses Environment Network gathered for their first ever Mass for the start of the Season of Creation on Saturday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Farm Street, Mayfair on Saturday. The celebrant was Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Parish Priest and Chairman of the Westminster Justice and Peace Commission. See the link below.
The mass was followed by refreshments in the Arrupe Hall, with a chance to view displays and resources on the care of creation.
The southern dioceses are: Arundel & Brighton, Brentwood, Clifton, East Anglia, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southwark and Westminster. Participants include CAFOD and diocesan staff and volunteers, Laudato Si’ facilitators, clergy, parishioners, religious and activists. Everyone is welcome.
This network meets monthly online on the second Monday of the month and also hosts other online and in-person events. Some events are held in conjunction with the Northern Diocese Environmental Group, as groups work together to enliven the Catholic community in the long-term task of stabilizing our climate and protecting our common home.
The organizers state on their website: “This network for all Catholics and our friends who care about creation meets monthly online on the second Monday of the month and also organizes other online and in-person events. Some events have place together with the environment of the Northern Dioceses Group, as we all work together to animate the Catholic community in the long-term task of stabilizing our climate and protecting our common home.
“We are inspired by the principles of Catholic social teaching, in particular as set forth by Pope Francis in the encyclical Laudato Si’, and the teachings on care for the earth and one another found in Scripture. “
Monday, September 12, 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.
Guest speaker – Shanon Shah, Director, Faith for the Climate
Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-dioceses-environment-network-tickets-366821582227
Monday, October 10, 12:45 p.m.
Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-dioceses-environment-network-tickets-366833417627
Monday, November 14, 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.
Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southern-dioceses-environment-network-tickets-366836847887
Monday, December 12, 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m.
For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please email: Colette Joyce, Westminster Justice and Peace Coordinator, [email protected]… or call her on 07593 434 905
Text: Father Dominic Robinson SJ at Mass for the Season of Creation: www.indcatholicnews.com/news/45413
Westminster J&P creative season: https://westminsterjusticeandpeace.org/season-of-creation-1st-september-4th-october/