Climate Change and Parish Care of the Earth Group: Open Meeting Wednesday, 15th May at 8:00pm in the Gilmore Room (upper level). All candidates who are running for the Blackrock Ward, in the upcoming local elections, have been invited to attend this meeting to enlighten us as to how they propose to address these concerns, should they be elected. All are welcome to join us and avail of the opportunity to address these serious, topical questions.
A Prayer for Our Earth
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.
O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bringing healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution, and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look not only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognise that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace on this day.