The Ascension of the Lord
and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving,
for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation,
and, where the Head has gone before in glory,
the Body is called to follow in hope.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
LAUDATO SI WEEK: begins on 16th May.
Pope Francis invites us to 'prepare the future' celebrating the progress the church has made on its journey to ecological conversion & reflecting on what the COVID19 pandemic has taught us.
*****Here are some of the actions taking place this week within our Parish****
*Fr Frank is going to pray an intercession for creation every day this week & make it Sunday’s Mass Intention.
*Please pray for the success of all the international initiatives with the G7 & eventually COP26 in November to make real, lasting change to our suffering planet & our sisters and brothers.
*Using Christian Aid’s Campaign, please take a postcard from Church and post it to the Prime Minister to let him know that our city is there with him in Cornwall, in spirit, willing the leaders to do the right thing at the G7 summit. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/g7-climate-finance-postcard-action
*Please (safely) help yourself to some seedlings/plants/seeds from the Creation Table when at Church next weekend (22/23rd) and feel free to donate online to CAFOD in return, to help those most vulnerable in the world.
*If you would like to help with a socially distanced weeding and planting session in the grounds of the Church at 11am on Friday 21st May please come along with your tools/kneelers - bring a sandwich and thermos of tea with you too, for enjoying a socially distanced outdoor lunch afterwards. (Please contact Bella if you would like to help as there will be a max 30 people allowed to gather, under the restrictions.)
Our Parish is such a proactive community and we can help to make effective change in the world, change for the good of the planet and for the most vulnerable and poorest communities who will be most affected by the effects of climate change.
Prayer at a time of world crisis
Thank you 24-7 Prayer for this practical breakdown of how we can pray when hearing of awful, tragic situations unfolding in the world.