ECI Climate Justice Candle Visits Wexford & Kilscoran Union of Parishes

Victoria Hawkins with the candle

Victoria Hawkins sent us this report:

The Wexford Care for the Earth Group introduced our Union of Parishes to Eco-Congregation Ireland Climate Justice initiative. The Candle was hosted by Wexford and Kilscoran Union of Parishes for a couple of weeks. The candle was displayed within St. Iberius Church. With its prime location on the main street in Wexford, many visitors to the town come into the church. The presence of the candle prompted conversation with the Rector about climate justice.

During the first week of hosting the candle, our prayers were focused on climate justice during a service of Holy Communion. The theme of the week was ‘Shine a light on Climate Justice’ initiative. The intercessions/prayers of the morning service were prepared by Eco-Congregation Ireland and led by Victoria Hawkins on Sunday 12th February. Our Rector Norman McCausland, O.L.M Ciaran Kavanagh and the parishioners were delighted to take part. It was a great learning experience to join the many other churches and groups who have hosted this candle to highlight the injustices around climate change. 

The candle in St. Iberius Church