At Mass this weekend, parishioners at St Mary’s, Christ the King and Holy Family parishes in Derby have the opportunity to make a pledge to take better care of creation. Each is given a small pledge card and pencil and encouraged to join with us and write or sign our names on the card and place it in the collection as and offering at today’s Mass.
The event is a reflection on the legacy of St Francis of Assisi as his feast day is tomorrow (Monday 4th October). Now, more than ever, do we need to heed the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor (Laudato Si’, 49).
St Mary’s, Holy Family and Christ the King Parishes LiveSimply Group invite all parishioners to celebrate St Francis of Assisi’s feast day on Monday by thinking about our created world.
Next month, our world leaders will join together at COP26 in the UK to make pledges for our countries.
Today you can commit to making your own changes with a pledge of your own.
I ______________________ pledge to take better care of creation by living more simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. I will make practical steps to live in harmony with creation.
If you would like to become more involved in the Derby-based LiveSimply Group then get in touch using this website’s contact page, stating your name and parish and we’ll get back to you soon. We have a big journey ahead of us in looking after our fragile environment and in decarbonizing our parishes and communities.
The pledge cards are printed on recycled paper using entirely self-generated solar power. The wood from the wooden half pencils are from sustainably managed forests and these pencils will be re-used many times for future events. The pledge cards are retained by the parishes as a sign of our ongoing commitment (eventually they will be recycled).