As the stewards of God’s creation, we have responsibility for our planet’s future. The Climate Liturgy being led by Bishop Declan on Saturday October 23rd in the Cathedral in Bristol, offers the chance to engage with the issues facing our planet through prayer and worship. The Liturgy will be both a recognition of the work of organisations involved in the Climate Change Campaign in the Clifton Diocese, and an ongoing call and blessing by Bishop Declan for all to continue the action to protect God’s world. Contact Liz Baldwin at CAFOD Clifton if you would like any further details of how CAFOD are promoting this cause – firstname.lastname@example.org
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.
The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.
Each time we say Mass we will recite together the prayer to St Joseph which you will find printed in our newsletter most weeks. Please see the display in the Narthex area put together by our Liturgy Team and feel free to add anything relevant to it.