Justice & Peace, St Anthony’s & St Mark’s:
“Laudato Si,” Pope Francis’ encyclical “Care for our Common Home” in Our Parish

 “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us, and who produces fruit with coloured flowers and herbs:”   St Francis of Assisi.

Prayer for our Earth by Pope Francis:
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of you creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day. encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.

Aim: To make our Parish greener
So – What are we doing to help with this? Can we do better? Let’s start by seeing where we, as members of our parish, are now.
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