19th May St Urban’s Headingley Creation Celebration Mass

On Sunday 19th May, St Urban’s Church parishioners, Fr Gerard and Parish Volunteer Helen Humphries will welcome Bernard Balibuno, CAFOD’s Country Representative from the Democratic Republic of Congo to their Creation Celebration, where they will hear updates from Bernard about how DRC communities are being supported to cope with the impacts of Climate Change. poster screen grab

The  Creation Celebration will be an opportunity for everyone to discuss and learn about how our every day lives create an unsustainable level of carbon emissions, from what we eat to what we wear and how we travel around.  The Creation Celebration is a time to come together as a Catholic community and appreciate God’s creation and vow to look after the planet as individuals and as a community.

There will be fun activities and discussion after mass with a petition for everyone to sign to ask our Prime Minister to do more to lower carbon emissions which contribute to Climate Change.

Everyone is welcome, please bring along a small plate of cakes to share as part of the celebration.

Where: St Urban’s Church, Grove Rd, Leeds LS6 4AQ
When:  10:30am Sunday 19th May 2019

Every parish in the Diocese of Leeds are invited to host a Creation Celebration, download the Organiser’s Guide here and let us know if you need any help organising the mass.

We look forward to seeing pictures from your Creation Celebration, please send any pictures to leeds@cafod.org.uk

 

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

Leeds Trinity University and CAFOD

New PictureOn 1st November, Leeds Trinity University will be celebrating their Patronal Feast Day in style! As an institution, we want to use this opportunity to develop our relationship with CAFOD and fundraise through a variety of fun activities.

The day will begin at 11am in the Chapel with Holy Mass celebrated by Mgr John Wilson.

This will be followed by Sports Challenges, a University Challenge between the various departments, Auctions, a CAFOD stall, live music and dance exhibitions, a children’s supervised play area and much more.

Historian Sr Dominic Savio CP will give a lecture at 12.40pm on the Foundress of the Cross and Passion Order entitled
‘Sr Elizabeth Prout: a Champion for Women’s Education’

All are warmly invited to join us in celebrating this happy day!