Category: Parishes

Transforming Parish Communities

On Saturday 15 September, more than 30 people from 12 parishes gathered at St Francis Xavier and St Clare combined Parish of Greater Box Hill to share ways parishes might respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical ,Laudato Si’. Fr Tony Kerin, Parish Priest, hosted the forum jointly with Catholic Social Services. Fr Joe McKay OFM and…
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Mercy to Earth Weekend – April 22nd & 23rd, 2017

  Mercy to Earth Weekend 2017 Both the celebration of Mercy Sunday and Earth Day are the on same weekend in 2017, and to celebrate, the #Mercy2Earth Weekend is a global campaign to encourage Catholics to reflect on Pope Francis’ important “Mercy to Earth” message and put it into action. This weekend in partnership with…
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Invitation to the Blessing of the Animals and Season of Creation

September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for Creation and begins an extended month-long Season of Creation which ends on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology, October 4th. St. Francis saw the importance of all creatures. He often laid his hands on them and blessed them and talked lovingly to them…
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Irish Ecological Theologian, Father Sean McDonagh, speaking across Australia in November on Laudato Si’

Father Sean McDonagh to speak in Australia about Laudato Si’ – November 2016 Australian Tour You are invited to come and hear Father Sean speak about Laudato Si’. Father Sean is one of the preeminent scholars on Laudato Si’ with a long involvement in caring for Creation. Father Sean is a Columban Missionary and Irish…
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Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors

  Newcastle Magistrate to consider the words of Pope Francis when sentencing the Break Free from Fossil Fuel Protestors “The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all.” (Pope Francis) These are the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si. His teaching is prophetic and timely “We know that…
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No Fracking Sacrifice Zones in Central Australia by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia

  A Statement by Social Justice Awareness Group in Central Australia Our water, land and air in Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations are not sacrifice zones for the short term benefit of NT politicians and mining company shareholders. The risks and realities of fracking are real and need answers. Will Aboriginal communities and pastoral stations…
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‘Laudato Si’ Tree of Life resource launched for Parishes, Schools & Catholic organisations

Catholic Earthcare Australia’s 2016 resource has been launched on World Environment Day to encourage the community to celebrate the first Anniversary of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ by coming together to experience dialogue and stimulate action on caring for our common home. Catholics are being invited to write down their actions about caring for creation…
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Care for Creation this Lenten Season

A Lenten message from Catholic Earthcare’s Director Jacqui Rémond. Dear friends, This week we are celebrating the beginning of Lent, and I urge you all to take a moment to consider how you can deepen your relationship with God and with all of God’s creation. The focus on creation is particularly appropriate for this Lenten season, because the…
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Season of Creation, September 1 – October 4

Catholic Earthcare, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, invites Catholics in Australia and around the world to celebrate the 2015  ‘Season of Creation’. When Starts: September 1 – World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Pope Francis recently proclaimed September 1st as a day of prayer for creation, as the Orthodox Church has done since…
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Catholic Earthcare shares the vision of Laudato si’ across Australia

What an exciting time to be working in the Catholic Church! As you can imagine, the last six weeks have been extremely busy for our Catholic Earthcare team. Since Pope Francis released Laudato si’ on June 18, we have been flooded with media enquiries and requests to speak at events. We have been posting all the…
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