While our spirits are high with this accomplishment, our hearts are heavy with the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut. We offer our prayers of healing and courage where there is grief and fear. And now it is time to stand behind our signatures with a renewed resolve to embrace fully God’s infinite love and mercy.
In 12 days, hundreds of thousands of families and people of all ages will be taking to the streets for the Global Climate March on November 29.
Help us get at least 100,000 Catholics to “pray with their feet” by joining this historic march.
We have put together a Global Climate March Toolkit with everything you need to reach out to your priest or fellow parishioners: posters, banners, talking points, sample letters, and more.
CHECKLIST FOR STOP #5: NOVEMBER 22, FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING
▢ ACT: Promote the Global Climate March in your parish by asking your parish priest if you can post one of these posters on the church billboard and/or or make one of these announcements after mass. Invite 10 people to join you in the Global Climate March by sharing this video or one of these banners on social media or through email.
▢ REFLECT: This week we reflect on chapters 3 and 4 of Laudato Si’. The Franciscan resource we are using asks us to reflect on several questions including, “Pope Francis affirms that “intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice”. What must be done to guarantee a better future for the generations to come?”
▢ PRAY: As we near the end of the liturgical season we reflect on the enduring power of Christ and His selfless love which we are all called to embody in our own actions. We pray for the people of Paris, Beirut, Kenya, Burundi and other places living in the aftermath of recent and ongoing waves of violence. With the recent attacks in Paris, we especially #Pray4cop21 that a strong climate agreement will still emerge in the upcoming negotiations.
Reflecting on the recent tragedies in Paris, Pope Francis shared “Jesus’ triumph will be the triumph of the cross, the demonstration that the sacrifice of oneself out of love for one’s neighbor, in imitation of Christ, is the only victorious power and the only stable point in the midst of the upheavals and tragedies of the world.”
It is love that will triumph over the sins of the world, from the violence committed in Paris to those being being perpetrated against our Mother Earth. May your participation in caring for our common home reflect how Christ’s power of love can transform this world.
Your companions on the journey,
Christina, Tomas, Mary, Janine, Igor, Fabian, Leila, Lou, Marie, and the rest of the GCCM team
P.S. Here is the beautiful timeline of our journey together: