On Sunday evening 18th September, Canon Mark Lidwell joined Bishop Martin Hayes, Bishop of Kilmore, in an ecumenical prayer event at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim to celebrate the Season of Creation. The Season of Creation is a worldwide, ecumenical movement which aims to celebrate the joy of creation as well as raise awareness about what is happening to our common home. The prayer event highlighted the concerns about the harmful effects of global warming on our planet and how the poor in the developing world are most affected.
During the event, crocus bulbs were planted on the front lawn of the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Felim. When the bulbs bloom they will spell out the word HOPE. The bulbs were planted by young parishioners to illustrate the need to address the impact of climate change on the next generations.