Join us online to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
After the success of our online Mission Animation, Mission under the shadow of COVID-19, We will be hosting a second event on 12 and 15 September.
This will be an opportunity for us to reflect on how we have responded to Pope Francis’ invitation to discover if we need a change of heart to enable us to truly hear
‘both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ (#49).
Fr Anthony Chantry, Missio’s National Director in England and Wales, will host the event and Fr Philip Knights, Missio’s Diocesan Director for Westminster, will provide an overview of Laudato Si’.
We will also hear from missionaries about the initiatives their communities are involved in to care for our common home. They’ll share their thoughts around mission and how they see their role as a missionary connects to caring for creation. Fr Mathews Olili, MHM who is based in Malaysia, will be sharing his parish’s work on environmental projects, such as their tree planting, organic farming, and recycling and repurposing landfill.
‘Treat the earth well: it is not ours; we did not inherit it from our parents; rather it has been loaned to us by our children. It is a treasure we hold in trust for future generations.’
– Kenyan proverb
World Mission Sunday
At the event, we’ll also be sharing information on this year’s World Mission Sunday on 18 October. You’re very welcome to ask questions and offer ideas on how Missio can best support you and your parish to mark this special day, when the entire global Church comes together to support mission.
The meeting will be on Zoom and run twice, to enable as many people to attend as possible. You can join via computer/tablet/smart phone, and the meeting will last between an hour and an hour and a half.
Saturday, 12 September from 11am
Tuesday, 15 September from 6pm
Please register in advance. Feel free to share this event with anyone you feel might benefit! We will send clear instructions about how to join the meeting in advance.