The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment of hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. The parish is….a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and the centre of constant missionary outreach. [Pope Francis. The Joy of the Gospel 28]
Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan, inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.