Finding God in the Garden - 24 May

People of the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese are invited to a prayer period to mark the conclusion of Laudato si’ week, 16-24 May 2020.

Pope Francis Encyclical: Laudato si’, On Care for our Common Home cannot be described or dismissed as being about the ‘environment’. Laudato si‘ presents a rich incarnational spirituality. Pope Francis invites us to hear and respond to God’s invitation to encounter God in prayer, creation, beauty, community, and the poor.


“The Spirit of life dwells in every living creature and

calls us to enter into relationship with him” (Laudato si’, #88)


You are invited to join other locals via phone or internet in a short prayer time for Laudato si’ week. Many will be joining from their garden or with something from their garden.



Sunday 24 May 2020


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+61 2 8015 6011

Meeting ID: 861 6465 8430


 Zoom Meeting:   Meeting ID: 861 6465 8430

For further information contact Lawrie on 0419 447 217

Other activities to join in for Laudato Si week include:

Fri 15 May 2020

·         10.00am (AEST) Online Multi-faith service for the climate

·         between 4 - 8pm (AEST) School Strike online 

Sat 16 May 2020

·         5.30pm (AEST) (and then on-demand) Laudato si’ Mass

Mon 18 May 2020

·         Day 1 of two-day retreat

Tues 19 May 2020

·         Day 2 of two-day retreat

Wed 20 May 2020

·         4.00pm (AEST) Catholic Earthcare International Youth Gathering for Prayer, Reflection, Dialogue and Exchange. Countries involved are: Malta, Tonga, New Zealand, Solomon Island and others.

Thurs 21 May 2020

·         Catholic Earthcare Prayer, Reflection and Dialogue to Celebrate Laudato si’s 5th Year 11AM (AEST)

Fri 22 May 2020


Sat 23 May 2020


Sun 24 May 2020

·         12 noon join Catholics across the world in a moment of prayer – individual or join an online event

All week

·         Pope Francis' video invitation to join Laudato si' Week

·         Digging into Laudato si'  An initiative of the National Catholic Reporter 

·         Laudato si' week: 7 days to renew creation 

·         Connecting with God in Nature-an online retreat 18-22 May

·         Mercy Global Presence input, reflections, artistic and contemporary responses

·         Reflection/prayer for our Common Home

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Lawrie Hallinan

Lawrie is a parishioner at Tighes Hill.