Pastoral Notes June 17th, 2018

POPE FRANCIS’S SPRINGWATCH !

In 2015 Pope Francis designated 1 September annually as a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in the Catholic Church. The Pope’s first Encyclical or Universal Letter to the Church had the title ‘Laudato Si’ or ‘Be Praised’ taken from a song by St Francis. The following is a verse of a prayer from the Pope’s Letter.

“All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe, and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one”.