During November fifth class students in St. Catherine’s Primary School reflected on the Creation story in Genesis and watched an animated version of Laudato Si’ as a springboard to compose a Prayer Service for the whole school to highlight the arrival of the Climate Justice Candle in the school during November.
The girls wrote a reflection and some short prayers, which were then passed from class to class with the Climate Justice Candle, so that each class heard their thoughts on our Common Home. As one student wrote “We want to make the world a better and healthier place for future generations to live in. We need to try harder and do our best to protect the animals and nature that God has created”.
Our Common Home
The Earth is our common home.
It is our responsibility to look after and care for it.
Unfortunately, we are neglecting to care for our Earth,
and we can’t live anywhere else.
God gave us the Earth and wants us to look after it,
so, we need to try harder.
It made us sad and angry to hear that people are littering
and throwing waste into the oceans and lakes.
This is very harmful to all sea creatures.
We need to try harder and do our best to protect the animals,
creatures and nature that God has created.
Pope Francis wrote in his letter ‘Laudato Si’ that the world belongs to everyone, including animals, but we need to act now before it is too late.
We want to make the world a better and healthier place
to live in for future generations.
We only have one life on this planet, let’s make it right.
Ms Kealey’s 5th class.