At St Francis Xavier’s we want to take seriously Pope Francis’s appeal to “care for our common home” so an EcoRep has joined the Parish Council. Mary Murphy has been a tireless re-cycler at tea after the Sunday night Gospel Mass (known even to take stuff that might otherwise be binned home for re-cycling!). She proposes two practical actions we can take in springtime that will help us on the road to becoming an “Eco-parish”.
(1) A litter pick-up is being organised by An Taisce in April and it would be great if volunteers from Gardiner Street could give an hour. The pick-up will be local and all equipment and gear supplied. (There will undoubtedly be refreshments afterwards!)
(2) On Sunday 12th March (the last day of the Novena of Grace) sunflower seeds will be distributed at Masses in Gardiner Street: how good a gardener are you? Could you manage to get one sunflower to grow? Thanks to Mary we’ve already started on the journey of care for our common home: St Francis Xavier’s is transitioning to Fairtrade for the tea and coffee served after all Masses and events.
All part of an increasing awareness of how our local action has global consequences.