Respect Life Sunday

Environmental theme: Respect All of Life  

 It is hoped that 2019 Respect Life Sunday 13 October, will provide an opportunity to recognise the connections between the many ethical issues we face. Everything is connected – the social, natural, environmental and human.

 A new video asks “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us?”

 The pastoral letter from the Bishops is asking us to recognise that

“It is time for an ‘integral ecology’ that recognises the connection between the cry of our most vulnerable and the cry of the earth …It is time to heed Pope Francis’ message for a fundamental lifestyle change.”

 As well as a short video and Bishops letter, several resources have been created to help parishes spread the message of caring for our common home.

Visit the NZCBC website for these resources.

Liturgical resources available include:

Parish liturgies

Litany on Laudato Si’

Children’s liturgy

Youth groups