All are invited to join the Southern Dioceses Environment Network for their first ever Mass for the Season of Creation.
The celebrant is Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Parish Priest at Farm Street and Chair of the Westminster Justice and Peace Commission.
The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Arrupe Hall, with a chance to view displays and find resources on the care of creation.
This year we will unite around the theme, “Listen to the Voice of Creation.”
The Psalmist declares, “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge…their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the Earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (19: 1-4)
During the Season of Creation, our common prayer and action can help us listen for the voices of those who are silenced. In prayer we lament the individuals, communities, species, and ecosystems who are lost, and those whose livelihoods are threatened by habitat loss and climate change. In prayer we centre the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.
“I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12)