19th May St Urban’s Headingley Creation Mass

Today in the volunteering centre we were visited by Father Gerard, Parish Priest at St Urbans church in Headingley, Leeds. We helped Fr Gerard prepare for the upcoming creation mass on the 19th of May at St Urbans. We had a look at the Creation Mass Organiser’s Guide with Fr Gerard, it has ideas about the hymns, prayers and readings which reflect on protecting God’s creation.

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As a communications volunteer for CAFOD, I am very interested in this because I have never seen a creation mass before and hope to come along. It would be great to meet other volunteers especially from other parishes who will hopefully be inspired to do this in their own church communities.

So, if you are a parish volunteer, and like me, you would like to see what a creation mass is all about please come along and join us at this creation mass celebration on Sunday the 19th of May at 10:30am and afterwards for refreshments and discussions about climate change. There will also be a opportunity to sign a petition to ask the UK government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2045.

“We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #14

 

To organise your Creation Celebration, just follow these three steps:

>Step 1: Hold a Creation Mass to give special thanks for the gift of creation and pray for our common home

>Step 2: Fill in a petition to the Prime Minister calling for further, faster climate action

Step 3: Share food after your Mass and get your community talking about how we should respond to the climate crisis

 

For more information contact leeds@cafod.org.uk or call 0113 275 9302 to discuss your Creation Mass ideas with Bronagh

Fri 5th April: Lenten Lookback and lunch

We would like to invite all our volunteers and supporters to a ‘Lenten Lookback’.

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Lenten Appeal posters and pamphlets from past decades will be on display Fri 5th April 2019 11:30am onwards

Join us on Friday 5th April from 11:30am onwards as we meander our way through past decades of CAFOD Lenten appeals, photos and pamphlets and take the opportunity to share experiences and memories of a long history of prayer, campaigning and fundraising to support the world’s poorest communities.

Feel free to drop in anytime you can the display will be open from 11:30am – 2pm and if you have any pamphlets or photos from the past to share, please bring them along.

Everyone is welcome, please bring along a small plate of some simple food to share at the Lenten Lunch afterwards

Date: Friday 5th April 2019
Time: 11:30am – 2pm
Venue: CAFOD, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX

For more information, or to let us know you will be coming along please email leeds@cafod.org.uk or call (0113) 275 9302

CAFOD Leeds show their love (for the world) this Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day this year here are five things that we’ve been doing to make an impact against climate change.

Why not join us?

Writing and sharing Green Hearts

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Petition the Prime Minister

Heres an easy link to submit your call for action on climate change.

Sign up to be a Climate Champion in your area

Aged 18-35 and want to make a difference? Join us in applying by clicking here.

“Climate change, living more sustainably and caring for creation are crucial parts of our faith. This volunteer opportunity will enable you to gain new experiences, meet others interested in tackling climate change and play your part in creating a better world.”

Get creative!

See our Green Hearts activity guide here.

Bake cakes, pizzas, and craft your own seed Green Heart to wear with pride!

Take to social media

Tweet @CAFODLeeds and let us know what you’re getting up to today to help our environment. Send your pictures and videos – we’d love to see!