WelCom December 2022
Every year during the Season of Creation, the Catholic Parish of Hastings responds to Pope Francis’ call to ‘Listen to the Cry of the Earth’. The Pope’s 2022 theme, ‘The Burning Bush (Ex 3:1-12), Listen to the Voice of Creation’, challenges how we see and understand the world: the creative voice of God speaking through all creation ‘the sweet song in praise of our Creator’; and destructive power of human activity as it negatively affects our environment. The parish produced prayer leaflets for the World Day of Prayer for Creation, highlighting aspects of a Spirituality of Creation, Pope Francis’ message, and suggestions for action. An expression of the Burning Bush, created by parishioner Carmen Testa, was at the centre of a display in Sacred Heart Church’s gathering space.
Catholic Parish of Hastings Environmental and Social Justice Group.