Posted 11 October 2021 by Catholic Education in 'Environment Matters' Blog
Once again, CEDoW schools seized the opportunity offered by the Season of Creation to further engage in environmental activities and positive actions for the planet.
At St Michael's Thirroul, classes from K-6 participated in prayers over zoom where the students showed great reverence, respect and passion. One student from each class was also presented with the St Francis of Assisi Award for being a steward of God's creation.
The students reflected on what caring for creation means to them and how they can take action in their own lives. They discussed how we are all called to play our part to renew the earth community that God has created and have been reminded that this planet is a home for all. Everyone is welcome, everything has its place, and it is up to us to look after the only safe and comfortable home that we have.
At Magdalene Narellan, the school community participated in an online liturgy and shared their connection to God’s Creation through images and words providing reflection and inspiration.
On the concluding day of the Season of Creation, Bishop Brian Mascord released a special Pastoral Message on the environment, committing the Diocese of Wollongong to engaging with the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The Laudato Si' Action Platform presents our schools with continued opportunities to be involved with the global Catholic community in prayer and actions that show care for our common home.