CAFOD's Novena to St Francis
Prayers 3, 4 and 5...
As Creationtide comes to an end, this weekend, here is the latest Reflection from Bella Harding...
"Happy Feast of St Francis and congratulations to so many of you that I know about and many more that I don't. You are *Champions of 'Saints and Sinners'* this Creationtide, because you took steps to reduce your carbon footprint right now.
Some people, Fr Frank among them, will not have used the same amount of petrol as we have not been traveling so much. Some have installed solar panels, many exchanged fruit and vegetables and plants from our harvests, many have holidayed at home instead of flights abroad, due to coronavirus but still, many have enjoyed walking in the local green areas, praying in the open, have prayed Laudato Si and taken it to heart, many have written to their MPS, demonstrated, reduced their shopping and made sure it is local, been careful in the use of water, and what they eat, have volunteered and donated to food banks and to CAFOD in solidarity with the poor worldwide. So thank you all, for all that you have done this Creationtide. Please award yourself this virtual rosette, and promise yourself that you will continue on this lifegiving path for ourselves and the planet. "
Thanks to Bella for once again spearheading such an active Creationtide Campaign for our Parish, albeit, this year, in a different way!
"If you live in the Downend, Emersons Green and Frenchay area in #SouthGlos and
- would like to hear what is happening in your area, - would like to raise any concerns that you have about your community, or
- would like to meet with representatives from the council and key organisations such as Avon & Somerset Police and voluntary & community groups.
Attend our virtual community engagement forums on MS teams on Wednesday 7th October 7-8pm.
Your voice counts towards shaping your community.
To request to join the meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit http://orlo.uk/CEF_RYOYN "