Laudato Si’ Day of Reflection – Saturday 20 February 201

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On care for our common home (LS),
striking in both tone and content, is a watershed document that calls the Church
and, indeed, all the people of the earth to urgent action and dialogue about how
we are shaping the future of our planet.

”We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental
challenge we are undergoing affects us all” (LS, #14).

In particular, the Pope invites the Catholics to immerse themselves even more
deeply into the work of protecting the Lord’s creation; with both the poorest of
our brothers and sisters and the wider ecology of the earth in mind, we are
called to find concrete solutions to our social and environmental crisis,
because

 “a technological and economic development which does not leave in
its wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be
considered progress” (LS, #194).

In response to the Pope’s call, CAFOD is inviting people from the Diocese of
Plymouth and beyond to a Day of Reflection on Laudato Si’ – Care of our Common
with Rev. Dr. Augusto Zampini Davies and Liam Hayes from CAFOD’s Theology Team.

LaudatoSi

Laudato Si’: On care for our common home (LS)

Copy of the poster can be Laudato Si’ – Day of Reflection 20 Feb 2016 – Poster please share with as many people as you can.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

in the Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey, Devon.

Fr. Augusto is an Argentinian Catholic priest, lawyer and moral theologian,
one of a select Caritas group invited to feed into and prepare for the
publication of the encyclical. He has been seconded to work full time as CAFOD’s
theological adviser, is an Honorary Fellow at Durham and Roehampton
Universities, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Margaret Beaufort
Institute, and advises Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Laudato Si’ and environmental
issues.

In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis calls us all to become more active in the work of
protecting creation – that is, both the wider ecology of our world and our
brothers and sisters living in poverty – and to find real answers to our
planet’s social and environmental crisis, because

“a technological and economic development which does not leave in its
wake a better world and an integrally higher quality of life cannot be
considered progress” (LS, #194).

The Day of Reflection will be following the methodology of the encyclical
itself – seeing what is good and what is challenging around us in our common
home, reflecting on Scripture and Church teaching, asking ourselves how best to
respond, and celebrating creation together .

The team very much look forward to sharing this opportunity to immerse
ourselves in the Holy Father’s inspirational encyclical and to have an enriching
discussion.

There is no cost for the Day of Reflection

To book your place, please contact CAFOD Plymouth by Monday 15 February on: plymouth@cafod.org.uk or 07920751180.

Excellent accommodation available at Buckfast Abbey, please book your stay
directly with the Abbey Warden, Geoff Pring via: warden@buckfast.org.uk or 01364
645532

St Mary & St Joseph’s Primary Super-Sale

Friday the 13th November was an exciting day for years 4 and 6 at St Mary and St Joseph’s School, Wool.

The amazing cake stall by Year 4 at St Mary and St Joseph’s Primary School.

The amazing cake stall by pupils at St Mary and St Joseph’s Primary School.

Year 6 approached their teachers with the idea of a sale.  They then organised and manufactured loom band for them to be sold to the rest of the school. Team members from other year ran a book stall, several games as well as a raffle.  Year 4’s had a successful (and scrummy) cake stall too.

Bea Taylor our fantastic School Volunteer who attended the event said

“It was such a pleasure to see the children working to raise funds for CAFOD, Children in Need and a local charity. The older children were outstanding with their help for the younger pupils guiding them around and helping them with their purchases. Well done everyone.”

A huge thank you to all the children and staff for all their amazing and inspirational support, the money raised will transform the lives of many people through the work of CAFOD.