Browsing Season of Creation

Care for Creation Week 4 Sept. 20- 26

Seek the LORD while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their way, and sinners their thoughts; Let them turn to the LORD to find mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving

Isaiah 55: 6-7

Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.

Second Corinthians 9:8

We live in a disposable culture. This is readily apparent when looking at the plastic waste produced by our society. God has provided us with an abundance for our need, but many of us consume far more than what we need.

There are many ways we can be grateful for what we have been given; one is use what we have more efficiently. We can skip the straw when we go out to eat. We can carry our groceries in reusable bags. We can reuse water bottles rather than buying disposable ones. There are many ways to do this.

We have done much to damage the environment, but God is also abundant in forgiveness. Let’s resolve to do better

“BREAK-UP: ‘IT’S NOT ME, IT’S YOU’”, UNITED NATIONS, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 (2 MIN)

We’ll conclude the Season of Creation with the Feast of St. Francis Prayer Service on October 4 at 7:00 PM. A sign-up link for the Zoom meeting will be forthcoming. Also, Deacon Jim Bozik will do a Blessing of the Animals.

More resources

"2018 Earth Day: Beyond a Throwaway Culture", Catholic Climate Covenant, March 1, 2018 (5 min video)

"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Not What You Think It Is", Seeker, December 3, 2018. (8 min video)

"5 Things You Can Do About Plastic Waste", Global Citizen, April 20, 2018 (3 min video) Wilkins, Matt.

“More Recycling Won't Solve Plastic Pollution” Scientific American, July 6, 2018 (10 min read)