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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

COP26 Prayer Service

Published on 13/10/2021
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COP26 Prayer Service

Laudato Si’ launch event

Led by Bishop Brendan Kelly, with an address by Jane Mellett of Trócaire

Pope Francis calls Catholics everywhere to prayer and action in the face of climate change and the biodiversity crisis. Our diocesan Laudato Si’ launch event coincides with the start of COP26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference). Let us come together to pray for the success of COP26, that world leaders will listen to the reality of people living through the effects of climate change.

At least two representatives from each parish are encouraged to attend our prayer service and talk: to be inspired for the challenge ahead, learn about ways to carry Laudato Si’ into parish life, and protect the environment of our common home. 

This event is the launch of a sustained programme of liturgy, education, and action in response to the challenges of Laudato Si’. We are asking for a collective response and commitment from Catholics in this diocese to truly hear the ‘Cry of the Earth’ and the ‘Cry of the Poor’. Guided by scripture and Pope Francis’ encyclical, we hope to encourage parish groups to develop an ecological spirituality, from which will grow the inspiration for action in protecting planet earth and those most vulnerable in it.

Let’s make Laudato Si’ a reality in our parishes! Join us in Galway Cathedral for a prayer service and talk: 7.30pm Thursday 28 October 2021