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Care for Our Common Home

 

Care for Creation – A moral issue

Week 1 – September 1 to September 5

You visit the earth and water it, make it abundantly fertile.  God’s stream[f] is filled with water; you supply their grain.  Thus do you prepare it:

you drench its plowed furrows, and level its ridges.  With showers you keep it soft, blessing its young sprouts.

You adorn the year with your bounty; your paths[g] drip with fruitful rain.

The meadows of the wilderness also drip; the hills are robed with joy.

The pastures are clothed with flocks, the valleys blanketed with grain; they cheer and sing for joy.

Psalm 65, 10-14

 

September is the Season of Creation.  It centers around prayer and action to protect our Common Home.  And 2020 is a special one.  It marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ and the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day.  Join us for our month-long journey!

To celebrate, we are hosting several events during the month.  There will be homilies tailored for the Season, passages in the Bulletin, and several discussions on the subject.

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CAFOD Video, “I Care for You,” (5:09 min.)

Our first event is a Solidarity with Creation Prayer Service on September 1 at 7 pm on Zoom. 

It concludes on the October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology and namesake of Pope Francis.  There will be a closing discussion and Deacon Jim Bozik will do a Blessing of the Animals.

William Critchley-Menor, S.J. “‘Laudato Si’’ calls us to ecological conversion. What does that look like?” America Magazine (7 min read)

Ecojesuit, “Urgent Action for the Oikos: Ecojesuit,” (20 min video)

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