Development and Peace

Development and Peace

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Care For Our Common Home - YOU Can Make a Difference

The parish Development and Peace Committee has initiated a series of events to focus on Pope Francis' call to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor".  It is our hope that parishioners will participate in order to raise their awareness of the issues which affect all living things on our planet and address Catholic social teaching.

1. Laudato Si' Week: May 16-24 celebrates the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. Our 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 17th will focus on Pope Francis' challenge to all people to praise and thank God for his glorious creation and to work together to safeguard her.

2. Facebook Page: A group Facebook page: "Holy Redeemer Kanata - Our Common Home" has been set up by a group of parishioners dedicated to responding to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. To join please search for the name under “groups” and select “join group”. Daily reflections or quotes from Laudato Si' will be posted on it during the week as well as links to related issues. You are invited to join to learn more about the important issues facing our common home.

3. Prayer Service: On Sunday May 24th at 12:00 a short prayer service celebrating the beauty of the earth and our responsibility to it will take place following the Sunday Mass on our parish 
Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please email Liz Murphy: or (613) 619-4413