The recent ground-breaking encyclical from Pope Francis, Laudato Si has without doubt challenged all of us in our care and stewardship of creation.
Below are resources to support activities within your parish community with regard to responding as Christians to care of the environment.
Laudato Si group study presentation (view full text of Laudato Si, the Papal Encyclical on Ecology)
This presentation supports study of Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. With illustrative quotes and images, and questions for reflection.
100 ways for parishes to implement Laudato Si'
Pope Francis calls all of us to urgent action to combat the destruction that is being inflicted on earth, our common home and reminds Christians of our duty to be good stewards of creation. This list gives some practical ideas for what can be done in a parish and home setting to answer this call.
Penitential prayer service
A liturgy or prayer service for your parish that can be adapted for use in the class room or for any group or family who wish to pray together in thanksgiving for the gift of the Earth, and who are committed to caring for it in prayer and action.
The Cry of the Earth is a Pastoral Reflection on Climate Change from the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference, 2014.
To accompany this, Trócaire has developed GLAS, a pastoral resource.
Register your interest in the GLAS Award with Eco-Congregation Ireland (info (at) ecocongregationireland.com)
Online resources: Visit Trócaire’s Climate Justice page to find out what you can do in your daily life to live more sustainably
Trócaire Head Office, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, W23 NX63. Tel: +353 1 6293333
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Northern Ireland: Charity Commission for NI No. NIC103321; Revenue Number (HMRC) XR10431; Company Number NI021482.