The 24th of May 2020 was the fifth anniversary of the encyclical Laudato Si and Pope Francis invited us to celebrate for the whole year.
Pope Francis writes ‘This year we as people of faith can elevate creation care and learn, act and pray. Climate change is an existential (relating to existence) threat to God’s creation and the world.’
To mark this year, I invite you to acknowledge that social justice is one of the priorities of Holy Spirit Parish. With this in mind, I want to encourage you, once again, to read the newsletter prepared by the Social Justice Group and give us feedback – we want to hear from you. Some of the topics in this newsletter are:
- Homeless Jesus – what’s your attitude?
- Coronavirus and unemployment
- Robodebt – a must read
- An invitation to walk in the steps of the Ngunnawal people
- and much more!
Another exciting initiative is that members from the Parish SJG want to develop a partnership with students from St John Paul II College, to work together to achieve positive outcomes that will benefit all of us – young and old! More good news to come.
The Social Justice Group newsletter is an important initiative and there is a lot to do. I want to encourage you to think about your involvement in the Parish and to consider if the Social Justice Group is where your interests and skills could flourish. We need you so that our Parish can honestly say we are committed to Social Justice in all its diversity.