Diocese of Kerry is planning ahead for Creation Time 2017!

Diocese of Kerry logoThis year the Diocese of Kerry is moving their celebration of Earth Week to Creation Time. They will be hosting a series of events across the month and trying to establish Creation Time as a season to be marked every year in the diocese.

Last year the parishioners chose the theme of the loss of biodiversity from Laudato Si and invited every parish to set up a biodiversity garden.  This is now an ongoing project.

This year the parishioners are focussing on ‘food’, another theme from Laudato Si and in particular food waste. Pope Francis notes that “approximately a third of all food produced is discarded, and says “whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor”  LS #50.

There will be a series of events on this theme across the month beginning with a prayer service in Tralee Town Park on September 1st.  A leaflet for parishes is being prepared to outline the theme and offer suggestions to reduce food waste and giving suggestions for parish activities.

The programme will be available in the diocese of Kerry website www.dioceseofkerry.ie under the Justice tab (then Earth Week).